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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.

zakea boeger received her MA from the University of Hawai'i–Mānoa Department of Anthropology in 2015; she is currently a PhD candidate in the same department. Her broader research interests are in the relationship between health care and migration, and her PhD research focuses on Tongans' experiences traveling to receive medical treatment for noncommunicable diseases in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States.

elizabeth (isa) ua ceallaigh bowman, PhD, is a special assistant in the Office of the Governor of Guam. Recent projects include the Chamorro oral narrative collective Hongga Mo'na ( and the article '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'" (coauthored with Michael Lujan Bevacqua; Marvels & Tales: A Journal of Fairy Tale Studies 30 [1]: 70–89).

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 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.

zaldy dandan studied broadcast journalism at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines and has written and/or edited for the Philippine Daily Globe, Manila Standard, and the Manila Times. He is the editor of Marianas Variety, the CNMI's oldest newspaper. His book of poems, We'll Kiss Like It's Air and We're Running Out of It (2017), and book of short stories, Die! Bert! Die! (2017), are available on, along with his first novel, How I Learned What Really (Probably) Happened to Amelia Earhart (forthcoming).

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 associate dean and 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.

alan howard is a professor emeritus of anthropology at the University of Hawai'i–Mānoa; he has engaged in research among Rotuman people since 1959, beginning on the island of Rotuma (Fiji) and continuing among Rotumans living abroad in New Zealand, Australia, North America, and Europe. In 1996 he created a website for the Rotuman people, which he continues to maintain. His books include Learning to Be Rotuman; a biography of Rotuma's first senator, Wilson Inia; Ain't No Big Thing: Coping Strategies in a Hawaiian-American Community; and with his wife, Jan Rensel, Island Legacy: A History of the Rotuman People.

emma hughes is a research development advisor and postdoctoral researcher at Massey University. Her research looks at the impact of corporate community development in the tourism sector from community perspectives and at how the tourism industry is engaging with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. She has authored a number of articles on corporate social responsibility in tourism, focusing on Fijian case studies, while her previous research has focused on indigenous activism and development.



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