Ethnic Studies Events

Ethnic studies events feature a variety of local, national, and international speakers presenting topics from a diverse range of disciplines. All are welcome.


Spring 2020 - Tuesday at 3 pm, George Hall 301 (AQ Room), unless otherwise noted

DateTitleSpeaker(s)
January 21
George Hall 227
Engendering Climate Change in Oceania: Fatalism, Resilience and ResistanceMargaret Jolly, Australian National University
January 23
Thursday, 3:30 pm
Ethnic Studies Student Association (ESSA): First MeetingMariah McClellan, Ethnic Studies
January 28ES ‘AWĀkea: Student Reports from the MaunaPumehana Lā Howard, Makamae Kaupu and Kawika Hostallero, Nā Koʻokoʻo
February 4ESSA Meeting: Funding WorkshopRuben Campos, Anthropology
February 11ESSA Presents: Cinamability (2013), Special (2019)Mariah McClellan, Ethnic Studies
February 18The Passion Beyond the ProjectSkayu Louis, Anthropology, Kyle Kajihiro, Geography
March 3Gestures of Apology, Reparations, and Comparative Racial Formation in Senator Daniel K. Inouye’s Congressional PapersLeanne Day, Daniel K. Inouye Post-Doctoral Fellow, Ethnic Studies and Public Policy Institute
March 12
Thursday, 3 pm
ESSA Presents: Lives Worth Living (2011)Mariah McClellan, Ethnic Studies
March 24Apartheid Remains: Life and Struggle in Durban, South AfricaSharad Chari, University of California, Berkeley
April 9
Thursday, 5 pm
Dean Hall 5
ESSA Presents: DanceAbilitiesAlito Alessi, DanceAbility International
April 14Ethnic Studies Undergraduate ColloquiumBrian Chung, Professor, Ethnic Studies
May 5On Native Testimony: Military Tribunals, War Crimes, and Imperial Judgment in GuamKeith Camacho, University of California Los Angeles

Cosponsor Events

Thursdays, 12:00 noon–1:15 pm

DateTitleSpeaker(s)
January 30
Kuykendall 410
Welcome to the Gut House: IndigiQueer Poetics of TransformationNoʻu Revilla and Jocelyn Ng ~ Cosponsored by the Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies & the Departments of Women’s Studies & Ethnic Studies
February 6
Kuykendall 409A
Cannibal Time: Invasion, Conquest, IncarcerationPatricia Penn Hilden, Professor Emerita of Native American Studies, Dept. of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley ~ Cosponsored by the Department of Ethnic Studies
February 13
Kuykendall 410
Native StoriesNohealani Hirahara Frizzell, President and Founder of Native Stories ~ Cosponsored by the Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, the Center for Oral History, & the Department of Ethnic Studies
February 27
Kuykendall 410
Kahoʻolawe Aloha ʻĀina Movement Oral History ProjectKamuela Werner, Center for Oral History, Noeau Grant Graduate Researcher - this event will also be co-sponsored by the Center for Oral History ~ Cosponsored by the Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, the Center for Oral History, & the Department of Ethnic Studies
March 5
Kuykendall 409A
A Message from my Soul: The Tragic Life of Myles Fukunaga Revealed in His Letters and ConfessionsJonathan Okamura, Department of Ethnic Studies at UH Mānoa ~ Cosponsored by the Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies & the Department of Ethnic Studies
April 9
Kuykendall 410
Ho`ōla Ke`ehi: Fostering the Regeneration of Ke`ehiKēhaulani Kupihea, a Kanaka Maoli cultural anthropologist, kiaʻi o Keʻehi (Protector of Keʻehi), and Director of Mauliola Ke`ehi ~ Cosponsored by the Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies & the Department of Ethnic Studies