Frédéric Angleviel is professor in contemporary history at the University of New Caledonia and editor of the annual journal Annales d'histoire calédonienne. His 1989 doctoral thesis on the religious history of Wallis and Futuna was published in 1994, and 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.
Lorenz Gonschor was born in Germany, where he studied anthropology, political science, and history. He is currently a graduate student of Pacific Islands studies at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. His main research interests are contemporary political movements in Hawai'i and French Polynesia.
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 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.
P F Kluge, who served in the US Peace Corps in Micronesia, has worked as a reporter at the Wall Street Journal and as an editor at Life magazine and has written for numerous other publications. A contributing editor at National Geographic Traveler, Kluge is writer-in-residence at Kenyon, where he specializes in the reading and writing of American literature. He is perhaps best known in Pacific studies for his 1991 book The Edge of Paradise: America in Micronesia; his most recent novel is Final Exam, published in 2005 by XOXOX Press of Gambier, Ohio.
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, [End Page 211] 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.
Kelly G Marsh is an instructor of Guam and other 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 Européen 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 the Northern Marianas to work for the trust territory government in political education, creation and management of the trust territory archives, and coordination of international organizations. Besides contributing the TCP political review of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands each year since this journal's inception, he has written a civics textbook for Northern Marianas secondary schools and coauthored a history textbook for the Republic of Palau.
Judy Rohrer received her PhD in political science from the University of Hawai'i, Mānoa, in April 2005. She completed her dissertation, "Haole Matters: An Interrogation of Whiteness in Hawai'i," as a dissertation fellow in the Women's Studies Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is honored to have received a postdoctoral fellowship in women's studies for the 2005-06 academic year at the University of Limerick, Ireland.
Donald R Shuster, who has written the political review of Palau for this journal every year since 1990, is a professor of education and Micronesian studies and a faculty member at the Micronesian...