Frédéric Angleviel is professor in contemporary history at the University of New Caledonia. His 1989 doctoral thesis on the religious history of Wallis and Futuna was published in 1994. In 2002, he completed his second French thesis (HDR) on New Caledonia's historiography (published in 2003). His research interests include perceptions of Christianity in Oceania; identity and migrations; historical sources; and, especially in recent years, the politics and governance of New Caledonia.
David Chappell is associate professor of Pacific Islands history at the University of Hawai'i, Mānoa. For the past decade, he has been focusing his studies on the French Pacific territories, especially Kanaky New Caledonia. In 2003 he gave a talk at the University of French Polynesia and renewed his contacts there.
Tracie Ku'uipo Cummings Losch received a Bachelors of Arts in Hawaiian studies, specializing in Hawaiian history and language, and a Master of Arts in Pacific Islands studies from the University of Hawai'i, Mānoa. Her master's thesis focused on the Hawaiian nationalist movement in Hawai'i. In fall 2004, she joined the faculty at Leeward Community College in Pearl City, Hawai'i, and is currently involved in the expansion and development of the institution's burgeoning Hawaiian studies program.
Ku'ualoha Ho'Omanawanui is a PhD candidate in English at the University of Hawai'i, Mānoa, specializing in Hawaiian literature. She is currently a Ford Foundation doctoral fellowship recipient, and her dissertation focuses on issues of politics and translation in nineteenth-century Hawaiian literature.
Elise Huffer is acting director of the Pacific Studies Program at the Pacific Institute of Advanced Studies in Development and Governance, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji. In 1991, she completed a PhD in international relations at the Université d'Aix-Marseille, France, on the foreign policies of Fiji, Tonga, and Vanuatu, under the supervision of Joël Bonnemaison. Her research interests are politics and governance in the Pacific, with a current focus on Pacific political philosophy and ethics.
Jon Tikivanotau M Jonassen is professor of Political Science at Brigham Young University, Hawai'i. He has served as director of programs and acting secretary general for the South Pacific Commission, secretary of Foreign Affairs [End Page 279] and of Cultural Development for the Cook Islands government, and high commissioner of the Cook Islands to New Zealand, Australia, Papua New Guinea, and Fiji. Jonassen completed his PhD in political science at the University of Hawai'i in 1996 and is interested in a variety of Pacific issues including national politics, governance, regionalism, and cultural plagiarism.
Tēvita O Ka'ili is from Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu, with genealogical ties to Tonga, Fiji, and Rotuma. With master's degrees in social work and cultural anthropology, he is currently a PhD candidate in sociocultual anthropology at the University of Washington, conducting research with Tongans in Maui, Hawai'i, on the cultural practices of tauhi vā and tauhi fonua. Ka'ili is also the editor of Tefua-'a-Vaka-Lautala, an online Tongan-language journal published by Planet-Tonga.Com.
J Kēhaulani Kauanui is an assistant professor of anthropology and American studies at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. She completed her PhD in history of consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz, in 2000, with a focus on citizenship issues related to the racialization of Kānaka Maoli (Native Hawaiians). She is currently completing a book on blood quantum policy and Hawaiian indigeneity relating to questions of sovereignty and decolonization.
Kelly G Marsh is an instructor of Guam and world history at both the university and high school levels. She has degrees in anthropology, history, and Micronesian studies from i Unibetsedåt Guahan (the University of Guam), all of which she earned with distinction. Her thesis and subsequent work have focused on the development of Guam history text and textbooks—examining the past, present, and future direction of forming and imparting Guam's rich and multifaceted narrative.
Samuel F McPhetres (MA 1962, Centre Europeen Universitaire, Nancy, France) is currently chairman of the Social Science and Fine Arts Department of Northern Marianas College in Saipan. Following several years of international work with the Peace Corps, he settled in...