Image of TCP 31(1) cover shows a photo of a Pacific Islander male in traditional dress, facing the ocean in Wellington, New Zealand as he speaks and balls his fists
An image of the cover of TCP 31-2 shows a photo of the head of a large pig being lifted out of boiling water by a pair of hands, each holding a fork in one side of the pig's head

Spring 32(1)

Special Issue: "Experiencing Pacific Environments: Pasts, Presents, Futures"

Guest Editors: Eveline Dürr, Philipp Schorch, and Sina Emde


Experiencing Pacific Environments: Pasts, Presents, Futures
Eveline Dürr, Philipp Schorch, and Sina Emde

Collaborative Strategies for Re-Enhancing Hapū, Connections to Lands and Making Changes with Our Climate
Huhana Smith 

Navigating for a Place in the Museum: Stories of Encounter and Engagement between the Old and the New from the Highlands of Papua New Guinea
Michael Mel

One Thousand and One Coconuts: Growing Memories in Southern New Guinea
Nicholas Evans

The Lizard in the Volcano: Narratives of the Kuwae Eruption
Chris Ballard

The Capitalism of Chambri Cosmology: The 2017 Sir Raymond Firth Memorial Lecture
Deborah Gewertz and Frederick Errington

Nesor Annim, Niteikapar (Good Morning, Cardinal Honeyeater): Indigenous Reflections on Micronesian Women and the Environment
Myjolynne Marie Kim

Afterword: “I Am the River, and the River Is Me,"
Dame Anne Salmond


Teaching Oceania: Creating Pedagogical Resouces for Undergraduates in Pacific Studies
Monica C LaBriola and Julianne Walsh

Political Reviews

Micronesia in Review: Issues and Events, 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019
Michael Lujan Bevacqua, Elizabeth (Isa) Ua Ceallaigh Bowman, Zaldy Dandan, Monica C LaBriola, Nic Maclellan Tiara R Na'puti, Gonzaga Puas

Polynesia in Review: Issues and Events, 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019
Peter Clegg, Lorenz Gonschor, Margaret Mutu, Salote Talagi, Forrest Wade Young

Book and Media Reviews

Oceania [exhibition]
Reviewed by Safua Akeli Amaama

Kaiāulu: Gathering Tides, by Mehana Blaich Vaughan
Reviewed by Mililani Ganivet

Ē Luku Wale Ē: Devastation Upon Devastation, by Mark Hamasaki and Kapulani Landgraf
Reviewed by Halena Kapuni-Reynolds

Island Time: New Zealand’s Pacific Futures, by Damon Salesa
Reviewed by Masami Tsujita Levi

The Bounty from the Beach: Cross-Cultural and Cross-Disciplinary Essays, edited by Sylvie Largeaud-Ortega
Reviewed by Vehia Wheeler

Breaking the Shell: Voyaging from Nuclear Refugees to People of the Sea in the Marshall Islands, by Joseph H Genz
Reviewed by M Blake Fisher

Pacific Alternatives: Cultural Politics in Contemporary Oceania, edited by Edvard Hviding and Geoffrey White
Reviewed by Cheng-Cheng Li

Dispossession and the Environment: Rhetoric and Inequality in Papua New Guinea, by Paige West
Reviewed by Foley Pfalzgraf

Pacific Futures: Past and Present, edited by Warwick Anderson, Miranda Johnson, and Barbara Brookes,
Reviewed by Owen Jennings

Tatau: A History of Sāmoan Tattooing, by Sean Mallon and Sébastien Galliot
Reviewed by Kristina Togafau


Featured Artist: Joy Lehuanani Enomoto

Image shows a photograph of TCP 31-1 featured artist Kalisolaite 'Uhila laying inside a shipping container, on a bed of straw, next to a small pig
Brackish Waters (Muliwai) (2014), by Joy Lehuanani Enomoto

Joy Lehuanani Enomoto is a Kanaka Maoli, African American, Japanese, Caddo Indian, Punjabi, and Scottish visual artist, archivist, and social justice activist. Her work engages with climate justice mapping, extractive colonialism, saltwater conversations that occur within the space of the diaspora, the policing of black and brown bodies, the Black Pacific, demilitarization, and other issues currently affecting the peoples of Oceania. Her artwork and scholarship have been featured in Detours: A Decolonial Guide to Hawaiʻi (Duke University Press, 2019); the Routledge Handbook of Postcolonial Politics (Routledge 2018); Na Wahine Koa: Hawaiian Women for Sovereignty and Demilitarization (University of Hawai‘i Press 2018); Finding Meaning: Kaona and Contemporary Hawaiian Literature (University of Arizona Press, 2016); Absolute Humidity (Hardworking Goodlooking, 2018); Amerasia Journal; Bamboo Ridge: Journal of Hawaiʻi Literature and Arts; Slate Magazine; and Hawaiʻi Review.






Fall 32(2)


Of Monsters and Mothers: Affective Climates and Human-Nonhuman Sociality in Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner's "Dear Matafele Peinam,"
Angela L Robinson

Their Sea of Islands? Pacific Climate Warriors, Oceania Identities, and World Enlargement
Hannah Fair

Snaring the Nuclear Sun: Decolonial Ecologies in Titaua Peu's Mutismes: E ‘Ore te Vāvā
Anaïs Maurer


Climate Change, Mental Health, and Well-Being for Pacific Peoples: A Literature Review
Jemaima Tiatia-Seath, Trish Tupou, and Ian Fookes


Asylum Seekers in the Pacific (Manus, Nauru)

“It Is Not Because They Are Bad People”: Australia’s Refugee Resettlement in Papua New Guinea and Nauru
J C Salyer, Steffen Dalsgaard, and Paige West

Expanding Terra Nullis
Sarah Keenan

No Friend but the Mountains: A Reflection
Patrick Kaiku

Becoming through the Mundane: Asylum Seekers and the Making of Selves in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Paige West

The Story of Holim Pas Tok Ples, a Short Film about Indigenous Language on Lou Island, Manus Province, Papua New Guinea
Kireni Sparks-Ngenge

A Brief on the Intersection between Climate Change Impacts and Asylum and Refugee Seekers’ Incarceration on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea
Robert Bino

Weaponizing Ecocide: Nauru, Offshore Incarceration, and Environmental Crisis
Anja Kanngieser

From Drifters to Asylum Seekers
Steffen Dalsgaard and Ton Otto

The Denial of Human Dignity in the Age of Human Rights under Australia’s Operation Sovereign Borders
J C Salyer

Political Reviews

The Region in Review: International Issues and Events, 2019
Nic Maclellan

Melanesia in Review: Issues and Events, 2019
Volker Boege, Rebecca Bogiri, Mathias Chauchat, Joseph Daniel Foukona, Budi Hernawan, Michael Leach, James Stiefvater, Jope Tarai

Book and Media Reviews

Engaging with Strangers: Love and Violence in the Rural Solomon Islands, by Debra McDougall
Reviewed by Tarcisius Kabutaulaka

Living Kinship in the Pacific, edited by Christina Toren and Simonne Pauwels
Reviewed by Lorenzo Pule Finau-Cruz

Grappling with the Bomb: Britain’s Pacific H-Bomb Tests, by Nic Maclellan
Reviewed by Monica C LaBriola

Found in Translation: Many Meanings on a North Australian Mission, by Laura Rademaker
Reviewed by Sharleen Santos-Bamba



Featured Artist: Lisa Hilli

Sisterhood Lifeline (2018), by Lisa Hilli

Born in Rabaul, Papua New Guinea (PNG), and living in Narrm/Melbourne, Australia, Lisa Hilli is a contemporary artist with lineages from PNG (Tolai/Gunantuna), Finland, England, and South Africa. Her work highlights the in/visibility of Black and Melanesian women’s bodies through themes of landscape, history, and archival research, which she explores through photography, video, textiles, and installation. Her major works have culminated in touring exhibitions, including Trade & Transformations (2018), Social Conditioner (2015–2016), Vunatarai Armour & Midi (2015–2016), and Just Like Home (2010–2013), while others have been featured at galleries and events in Australia, Belgium, and the Netherlands.