Aiko Yamashiro



The Value of Hawaiʻi 2: Ancestral Roots, Oceanic Visions (UH Press, 2014) "Rooted in Wonder: Tales of Indigenous Activism and Community Organizing" Special issue of Marvels and Tales (2016)   Contributing writer to Ke Kaupu Hehi Ale "Banninur: A Basket of Food" special issue of Blackmail Press   Spiral Orb 10

Areas of Interest

Research interests: poetry and community engagement, decolonial and anti-colonial literatures of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific.   Community affiliations: Hawaiʻi Peoples Fund, Women's Voices Women Speak, Nā Hua Ea: Words of Genuine Security and Genuine Sovereignty, Oceania Rising, HOA (Hawaiʻi-Okinawa Alliance)


Amos P. and Edna Lee Leib Fellowship for the Study of Pacific Literatures (2015-2016) John Young Scholarship in the Arts (2007) (2010)


PhD in English, UH Mānoa (in progress); M.A. in English, UH Mānoa (2011); B.A. in English, UH Mānoa (2007)


Fall Semester 2017
  • ENG-313: Creative Writing

Spring Semester 2017
  • ENG-313: Types of Creative Writing: Drama, Poetry and Community

Fall Semester 2016
  • ENG-200: Composition II
  • ENG-273: Creative Writing: Spoken Word (Resistance & Healing)