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andrea l berez-kroeker is an associate professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Hawai'i–Mānoa, where she teaches classes in language documentation and conservation. Her research interests include data management for linguistics, endangered language archiving, and the role of language-related education of youth in promoting linguistic equality in society. She has previously conducted field research with speakers of indigenous languages in Papua New Guinea and Alaska.

michael lujan bevacqua is an assistant professor of Chamorro language at the University of Guam and is the cochair for Independent Guåhan, an educational outreach organization tasked with educating the island community on decolonization. His research deals with studying the effects of colonization on the Chamorro people and theorizing the possibilities for their decolonization. In 2016 he and his two brothers started a creative company—The Guam Bus—and they write, illustrate, and publish comics and children's books in the Chamorro language.

elizabeth ua ceallaigh bowman is assistant professor of comparative literature and director of the Women and Gender Studies program at the University of Guam. Recent publications include "Histories of Wonder, Futures of Wonder: Chamorro Activist Identity, Community, and Leadership in 'The Legend of Gadao' and 'The Women Who Saved Guåhan from a Giant Fish'" (with Michael Lujan Bevacqua; Marvels & Tales: A Journal of Fairy Tale Studies 30 [1]: 70–89). Current projects include an essay on sexual slavery in Japan-occupied Guam and Canada Lee in whiteface onstage.

michael chopey has been a catalog librarian and faculty member at the University of Hawai'i (uh) since 1999. He catalogs Pacific-language and Western-language materials in all formats and is an adjunct professor in the uh graduate Library and Information Science Program. He received an MS in library and information science from Long Island University and an MA in education from New York University.

peter clegg (PhD 2000) is an associate professor in politics and head of the Department of Health and Social Sciences at the University of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom. He was formerly a visiting research fellow at both kitlv/Royal Netherlands Institute of South East Asian and Caribbean Studies, in Leiden, The Netherlands, and at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of [End Page 263] Social and Economic Studies (salises), University of the West Indies, Jamaica. His main research interests focus on the international political economy of the Caribbean and contemporary developments within the British Overseas Territories.

trevor j durbin is a cultural anthropologist and assistant professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work at Kansas State University. He is interested in the relationships among management expertise, public discourse, and environmental protection. He has lived and conducted fieldwork in Sāmoa, where he was an intern at the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (sprep), as well as in the Cook Islands.

lorenz gonschor was born in Germany, where he studied anthropology, political science, and history; he obtained a master's degree in Pacific Islands studies in 2008 from the University of Hawai'i–Mānoa and a PhD in political science in 2016 from the same institution. Since mid-2017 he is a senior lecturer at 'Atenisi University in Tonga, where he is also the interim librarian, and serves as tcp's political reviews editor. His research interests include historical and contemporary governance and politics of Oceania. Thematically his work focuses on international relations, regionalism, and decolonization, and geographically on the countries and territories of Polynesia.

eleanor kleiber received a master's of library and information studies and a master's of archival studies from the University of British Columbia in 2006. From 2006 to 2011, she served as the librarian/archivist for the Secretariat of the Pacific Community based in Nouméa, New Caledonia. In 2011, she began her current job as Pacific specialist librarian at the University of Hawai'i–Mānoa.

monica c labriola is an assistant professor at the University of Hawai'i–West O'ahu, where she teaches Pacific Islands, US, and world history. She lived and worked in the Marshall Islands from 2001 to 2004 and returned to conduct fieldwork and research in 2005 and 2011...


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