Northwestern University

May
4
Fri 8:30 AM

Pacific Island Studies Now Symposium

When: Friday, May 4, 2018
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM  

Where: Harris Hall, 108, 1881 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Cheryl Jue   847.467.7114

Group: Asian American Studies Program

Co-Sponsor(s):
Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities
Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR)

Category: Global & Civic Engagement

Description:

Featuring: Vicente Diaz (Univ of Minnesota), Christina DeLisle (Univ. of Minnesota), and Hokulani Aikau (Univ. of Utah). Northwestern scholars include: Hi'ilei Hobart (Kaplan Institute), Bonnie Etherington (English), and Nitasha Sharma (Asian American Studies/African American Studies).

PROGRAM ON MAY 4TH:

Doors Open and Breakfast served (8:30am)

Welcome Remarks (9:00am-9:15am)
Bonnie Etherington and Nitasha Sharma

Opening Presentation
“If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em,” Danielle Underwood, RTVF undergraduate student at Northwestern University

PANEL I NAVIGATIONAL CONNECTIONS (9:15am-11:00am)
“Manamatics: Examining Ethnomathematics through Hōkūleʻa and other Indigenous Technologies in Hawai’i and its Impact on Indigenous Hawaiians,” Isabella Pinerua, Mathematics and Latinx Studies undergraduate
student at Northwestern University

“The Bird of Paradise in the New Oceania: West Papua and Pacific Island Studies Now,” Bonnie Etherington, English PhD student and forthcoming Presidential Fellow at Northwestern University

“Back to the Future: Navigating Micronesian Seas Through Dakota Skyways,” Vicente Diaz, Associate Professor, American Indian Studies at University of Minnesota

Q&A and discussion
Facilitated by Hi‘ilei Kawehipuaakahaopulani Hobart, Native Studies Postdoctoral Fellow, Kaplan Institute for the Humanities at Northwestern University

SHORT BREAK (coffee and snacks)

PANEL II CROSS/ING CURRENTS (11:00am-12:45pm)

“‘The Blood of Our Boys Must Be Kept Clean’: Blood and Militarism in Colonial Hawai‘i,” Henry Chen, History, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Asian American Studies, and Music Theory undergraduate student at Northwestern University

“Tripping over the Settler-Slave-Native Tryptic in Indigenous Studies: A Re-reading of Octavia Butler’s Wild Seed,” Hokulani K. Aikau, Associate Professor of Gender Studies and Ethnic Studies at University of Utah

“Stirring Waters of Refuge: National (Security) Parks and the Native Sacrosanct in Guam,” Christine DeLisle, Assistant Professor, American Indian Studies at University of Minnesota

Q&A and discussion
Facilitated by Nitasha Sharma, Director and Associate Professor of Asian American Studies, Associate Professor of African American Studies at Northwestern University


Closing AKA Opening Remarks (12:45pm-1:00pm)
Hi‘ilei Kawehipuaakahaopulani Hobart and Nitasha Sharma

Part of the Pacific Island Studies Series Hosted by the Asian American Studies Program


Co-Sponsors:
Center for Native American and Indigenous Research, Department of English,
Global Indigenous Studies Working Group at the Buffett Institute, Weinberg College Office of Research & Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities

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