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Hōkūlani K. Aikau
Hōkūlani K. Aikau is a Kanaka ‘Ōiwi Hawai‘i associate professor of Native Hawaiian and Indigenous politics in the Department of Political Science at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, where she is director of the General Education Office. Aikau is the author of A Chosen People, a Promised Land: Mormonism and Race in Hawai‘i (University of Minnesota Press, 2012) and has published articles in American Quarterly, American Indian Studies, and Arena Journal.

Maile Arvin
Maile Arvin is assistant professor of ethnic studies at the University of California, Riverside. She is a Native Hawaiian feminist scholar who writes about Native feminist theories, settler colonialism, decolonization, and race and science in Hawai‘i and the broader Pacific. She is currently at work on a book manuscript tentatively titled “Regenerating Polynesia.”

Michael Lujan Bevacqua
Michael Lujan Bevacqua comes from the Kabesa/Bittot clans of Guam and is assistant professor of Chamorro language at the University of Guam (UOG). His work deals with the historical and contemporary effects of colonization on Chamorros, and with theorizing the possibilities for their decolonization. He is currently the program coordinator for the UOG’s Chamorro Studies Program, the only academic unit in the world dedicated to the study of the native people of the Marianas.

David A. Chang
David A. Chang (Kanaka Maoli) is associate professor of history at the University of Minnesota. His work engages critical indigenous studies, focusing on the histories of Native Hawaiian and Native American people. In 2016 the University of Minnesota Press will publish his new book, tentatively titled The World and All the Things upon It: Native Hawaiian Geographies of Exploration. Previous work includes The Color of the Land: Race, Nation, and the Politics of Landownership in Oklahoma, 1832–1929 (University of North Carolina [End Page 987] Press, 2010) and articles in the Journal of American History, Radical History Review, and American Indian Quarterly.

Kealani Cook
Kealani Cook is assistant professor at the University of Hawai‘i–West O‘ahu. His work examines historical interactions and relationships between Native Hawaiians and other Oceanic peoples.

Vicente M. Diaz
Vicente M. Diaz is Filipino and Pohnpeian from Guam. In 2012 he joined the faculty in American Indian Studies and Anthropology at the University of Illinois–Urbana Champaign after twelve years in the Program in American Culture at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and ten years at the University of Guam. A cofounder of the field of Native Pacific cultural studies, Diaz is also a leader in efforts to build global and critical Indigenous studies.

Greg Dvorak
Greg Dvorak is associate professor of Pacific and Asian history and cultural studies at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo, and teaches Pacific studies as an adjunct lecturer at Waseda University. Among other publications, he has authored essays in The Contemporary Pacific and the Journal of Pacific History. His cultural history of Kwajalein Atoll, Concrete and Coral: Remembering Japanese and American Empire in the Marshall Islands, is forthcoming from University of Hawai‘i Press.

Alfred Peredo Flores
Alfred Peredo Flores is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at the University of California, Los Angeles. His specialization is twentieth-century US history with an emphasis on US Empire, indigeneity, labor, and race/ethnicity, and the United States in the World. He is also a cofounding member of the UCLA Graduate Coalition of the Native Pacific.

Candace Fujikane
Candace Fujikane is associate professor of English at the University of Hawai‘i. She has coedited, with Jonathan Okamura, Asian Settler Colonialism: From Local Governance to the Habits of Everyday Life in Hawai‘i (University of Hawai‘i Press, 2008). She has an essay forthcoming in “Rooted in Wonder: Tales of Indigenous Activism and Community Organizing,” a special issue [End Page 988] of Marvels and Tales edited by Bryan Kuwada and Aiko Yamashiro. She is working on her book, “Mapping Abundance: Indigenous and Critical Settler Cartography in Hawai‘i.”

Lisa Kahaleole Hall
Lisa Kahaleole Hall is a Kanaka Maoli associate professor and chair of the Women’s and Gender Studies program at Wells College in Aurora, New York. She also holds an appointment as Courtesy Associate Professor in...


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