Proposal focused on Indigenous Performance selected to receive funding
We are pleased to announce that the proposal, “Ahahui Noi‘i No‘eau ‘Ōiwi- Research Institute of Indigenous Performance,” has been selected for funding through the Strategic Investment Initiative and have been awarded $362,808.00.
The Provost’s Strategic Investment Initiative is a campus-wide competition designed to increase cross-unit and cross-disciplinary collaboration in strategic areas that, with start-up funding, have a strong possibility for success in building on University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s strengths while also addressing challenges.
This proposal was crafted and submitted by UHM Dept. of Theatre + Dance Kumu Tammy Haili‘ōpua Baker (Associate Professor of Hawaiian Theatre & Playwriting, Theatre & Dance, CALL) with assistance from Lorenzo Perillo (Associate Professor of Dance, Theatre & Dance, CALL) and Maile Speetjens (Assistant Professor of Costume Design and Technology, Theatre & Dance, CALL).
Kumu Baker would also like to recognize the support of the following institute team members:
C.M. Kaliko Baker, Assistant Professor, Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language
Lisette Flanary, Associate Professor, Academy of Creative Media, CALL
Craig Howes, Professor, English, CALL, Director, Center for Biographical Research
Kristiana Kahakauwila, Assistant Professor, English, CALL
Willy Kauai, Director, Native Hawaiian Student Services, Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge
Eōmailani Kūkahiko, Specialist, Curriculum Studies, College of Education
Bryan Kamaoli Kuwada, Assistant Professor, KamakakūokalaniCenter for Hawaiian Studies, Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge
R. Keawe Lopes, Jr. Associate Professor and Director, Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language, Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge
Brandy Nālani McDougall, Associate Professor, American Studies, CALL, Interim Director, Mānoa Center for Humanities and Civic Engagement
No‘u Revilla, Assistant Professor, English, CALL
Lani Teves, Associate Professor and Chair, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, College of Social Sciences