Kelsey Amos


Office hours:
Monday 9:30 - 10:30

I'm from Waipiʻo Uka (Mililani) and currently live in Pālolo. As a third-year PhD grad student I juggle teaching, studying for area exams, nonprofit work, and freelance writing. In the past I worked for Hawaiʻi Review as managing editor where I was lucky to be part of a community-engaged literary team. I get excited about imagining just and indigenized futures, rebuilding local foodways, prophetic poetry, pop-culture critique, Hawaiʻi literature, ancestral knowledge, and engaged students. My mother's family is Hawaiʻi-Japanese and my father's is Scottish, Irish, English, and French.


“Indigenous Futurism Up Among the Stars.” Extrapolation. Article in progress.   “Lāhui and Family in the Nation-Building Projects of Written in the Sky and Little House in the Prairie.Proceedings 2014: Selected Papers from the eighteenth college-wide conference for students in languages, linguistics and literature. Eds. Priscila Leal and Gordon West. College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature, 2014. Print.  

“from Impossible Scatter.Kuy: Stories and Poems. Honolulu: Kiln Press, 2014. Web.

Areas of Interest

Indigenous politics, settler colonialism, cultural studies, representations of Hawaiʻi, literatures of Hawaiʻi


2012 MA in English from University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, 2010 BA in History from New York University, 2006 Mililani High School


Spring Semester 2017
  • ENG-100: Composition I
  • ENG-270: Literary History: 19th Century U.S. Women Writer

Fall Semester 2016
  • ENG-270: Lit History: U.S. Science Fiction

Spring Semester 2016
  • ENG-271: Genre: American Short Story

Fall Semester 2015
  • ENG-100: Composition I
  • ENG-100: Composition I