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Feminist Archipelagic Poetics

Evyn Lê Espiritu Gandhi

University of California, Los Angeles (Tovaangar)

April 16 1:00-2:00PM HST

Unearthing the Toxic Weeds of White Supremacy:

Reflections of a Pinay Scholar Warrior of Aloha

in Decolonizing Social Work and Health

Alma M. Ouanesisouk Trinidad

Portland State University

Issues of Resistance, Place, and
Subversion: The Prison Songs of Lili‘uokalani

Cynthia Morris

American Musicological Society (AMS)

Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM)



2021 Virtual Speaker Series

Engage with scholars and activists working in island and feminist studies to spark collaboration and interdisciplinary dialogue on social justice for islands and islanders.

January 29 1:00-2:00PM HST

The Founding and Future of the Island Feminisms Project
Marina Karides

University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

Noralis Rodríguez-Coss

Gonzaga University

February 19 1:00-2:00PM HST


Jane Chang Mi
Scripps College, Claremont

“Pulotu” Pacific Feminisms:

A biomythography of a Niuē Pulotu 

Pefi Kingi

PacificwinPacific; NAVA - Niue Australian Vagahau Association

Victoria University, Victoria, Australia

March 5 and 12 2021 1:00-2:15PM HST

The Conversion of Ka'ahumanu

A video-recording of the play in two parts

Directed by Justina Taft Mattos

University of Hawai'i at Hilo

March 5: Act I followed by a brief Q&A including lead actress Desiree Moana Cruz, who played the role of Ka'ahumanu

March 12: Act II followed by a more extended discussion with playwright Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl and director Justina Taft Mattos

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