Achievements


2019-20 PUBLICATIONS

Past years available for viewing: 2018-20192017-182016-17, 2015-16

 

Ahia, Māhealani

Editor-in-Chief, Hawaiʻi Review

Editorial Board, ʻŌiwi: A Native Hawaiian Journal

Editorial Board, Manoa Horizons Undergraduate Journal

 

Fernandez, Pono

Hawaiian Language Editor, ‘Ōiwi 5: Mana Maunakea

 

Creative Non-Fiction:

“Letters to Kupuna.” ‘Ōiwi 5: Mana Maunakea, edited by ku‘ualoha ho‘omanawanui, Māhealani Ahia, Aaron Ki‘ilau and Pono Fernandez, ‘Āina Momona Press, 2020 (forthcoming)

 

Hah, Bora

Short Story:

“A Free Life,” Bamboo Ridge Press, Journal of Hawai’i Literature and Arts, no. 118, 2020

 

Ito-Fujita, Avree

Essay:

With Nordstrom, Georganne, Nicole Furtado, Gregory Gushiken, Kaitlyn Iwashita, Nicole Kurashige, Kristina Togafau, and Isaac Wang. “Affirming our liminality & writing on the walls: How we welcome in our writing center.” (Re)Defining Welcome, special issue of The Peer Review, vol. 3, no. 1, Summer 2019, http://thepeerreview-iwca.org/issues/redefining-welcome/affirming-our-liminality-writing-on-the-walls-how-we-welcome-in-our-writing-center/, 2019.

 

Karaan, Maria

“Tandan and Laut: Elemental Relations as Response to Militarism in the Sama Dilaut Kata-Kata.” Látag: Essays on Philippine Literature, Culture, and the Environment. University of the Philippines Press, 2019.

 

“The Sea of Wombs.” Nora, special issue of Bikol Studies Perspectives & Advocacies, no. 1, 2020

 

Kurashige, Nicole

Essay: With Nordstrom, Georganne, Nicole Furtado, Gregory Gushiken, Avree Ito-Fujita, Kaitlyn Iwashita, Kristina Togafau, and Isaac Wang. “Affirming our liminality & writing on the walls: How we welcome in our writing center.” (Re)Defining Welcome, special issue of The Peer Review, vol. 3, no. 1, Summer 2019, http://thepeerreview-iwca.org/issues/redefining-welcome/affirming-our-liminality-writing-on-the-walls-how-we-welcome-in-our-writing-center/, 2019.

 

Loo, Tani

Novel:
Ivywood Manor. Brain Mill Press, 2019.

Articles:
“Find Homestyle Filipino Food at Consuelo’s Kusina.” Honolulu Magazine, March 2020. Web
“First Look: Kapispa Kapi’olani Spaghetti House, a New Japanese Restaurant.” Honolulu Magazine, February 2020. Web
“6 Chinese Bakeries to Celebrate the Year of the Rat During Chinese New Year.” Honolulu Magazine, January 2020. Web

 

Lum, Jade

Essays:

“Un-Training the Imagination through Adaptation: an Exploration of Gender through Neil Gaiman’s The Sleeper and the Spindle.” Contemporary Fairy Tale Magic: Subverting Gender and Genre, Edited by Lydia Brugué and Auba Llompart Pons, Brill Publishers, 2020.

 

“The Intertextuality of Moon Child: How Japanese Popular Culture Molds and Interprets Gender and the Vampire.” World Vampire Films: Essays on Seventeen Vampire Cinema Cultures, Edited by James Aubrey, McFarland & Company Inc. Publishers, Summer 2020. (Forthcoming)

 

Luz, Jordan

Creative Nonfiction:

“Homely Mangoes.” Riza Multimedia Poetry and Art, no. 1, 2019.

“Orientation.” CIRQUE, vol. 10, no. 1, 2019.

 

Sprott, Zoë

 

“’The Great Work Begins’: The Reception and Relevance of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America in a Millennial World.” Mānoa Horizons, vol. 4, no. 1, 2019, pp. 19-26.

 

“Case File #3689.” Vice-Versa, 2019.

 

Togafau, Kristina

Essay:

With Nordstrom, Georganne, Nicole Furtado, Gregory Gushiken, Avree Ito-Fujita, Kaitlyn Iwashita, Nicole Kurashige, and Isaac Wang. “Affirming our liminality & writing on the walls: How we welcome in our writing center.” (Re)Defining Welcome, special issue of The Peer Review, vol. 3, no. 1, Summer 2019, http://thepeerreview-iwca.org/issues/redefining-welcome/affirming-our-liminality-writing-on-the-walls-how-we-welcome-in-our-writing-center/, 2019.

Review:

“Review of Tatau: A Cultural History of Sāmaon Tattoo.” The Contemporary Pacific, Vol. 32, No. 1, 2020, Spring 2020, pp. 299-301.

 

Poetry:

“Language Lesson: Anchor Text.” Native. Wards, Vol. 5, 2020. (Forthcoming)

“Language Lesson: Translation.” Native. Wards, Vol. 5, 2020. (Forthcoming)

“Language Lesson: Etymology.” Native. Wards, Vol. 5, 2020. (Forthcoming)

“Language Lesson: Time.” Native. Wards, Vol. 5, 2020. (Forthcoming)

 

Vo, Quynh

Book chapters:

“We were born from beauty”: Motherly Aesthetics and Poetics of Displacement in Ocean Vuong’s On Earth We Are Briefly Gorgeous” in Refugee, Migrant, and Displaced Motherhood in America, edited by Maria Lombard, forthcoming Fall 2020.

 

Journal Article:

“Between Nostalgia and Amnesia: The Slavery’s Legacy and Identity Turmoil in Paul Laurence Dunbar’s The Sport of the Gods and Caryl Phillips’s The Atlantic Sound.Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies Vol. 1, No. 1 (13-23).  Forthcoming Fall 2020.

 

Interviews:

“Viết Là Hành Trình Cô Đơn Đầy Mê Hoặc” Doanh Nhan Plus. 11 April 2020. https://doanhnhanplus.vn/nha-van-my-goc-viet-andrew-lam-viet-la-hanh-trinh-co-don-day-me-hoac-505839.html

 

“Home Is Rooted In A Sense of Plurality. An Interview with Andrew Lam” Los Angeles Review of Books. 25 May 2019. https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/home-is-rooted-in-a-sense-of-plural- ity-an-interview-with-andrew-lam/

 

“Đời Người Không Chỉ Gắn Liền Với Một Quê Hương” Da Mau. 22 Jul. 2019. https://damau.org/60829/nh-van-nguoi-my-goc-viet-andrew-lm-doi-nguoi-khng-chi-gan- lien-voi-mot-que-huong

 

“Nguyễn Thanh Việt: ‘Tôi Muốn Tạo Cho Người Đọc Một Tâm Lý Bất An'” The World and Vietnam. 19 Feb. 2020. https://baoquocte.vn/nguyen-thanh-viet-toi-muon-tao-cho-nguoi-doc-mot-tam-ly-bat-an-106526.html


RECENT AWARDS

            NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

PAUL & DAISY SOROS FELLOWSHIP

2019-20: Diana Delgado-Cornejo

 

FULBRIGHT SCHOLARSHIP

2019-2020: Leora Kava (Tonga)

2018-2020: Chia-hua Lin (UHM)

 

SOUTHWEST POPULAR AND AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION,

HISTORIC AND CONTEMPORARY CULTURES GRADUATE STUDENT PAPER AWARD

2020: Zoë Sprott

 

PACIFIC ANCIENT AND MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION (PAMLA) GRADUATE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

2018: Avree Ito-Fujita

 

FORD FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP

2017: Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio, Ford Dissertation Fellow

2015: Kim Compoc, Honorable Mention

 

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE FANTASTIC IN THE ARTS (IAFA)

2017 WALTER JAMES MILLER MEMORIAL AWARD FOR STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP IN THE INTERNATIONAL FANTASTIC

2017: Ida Yoshinaga

 

R.D. MULLEN PH.D. RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP. CENTER FOR RAY BRADBURY STUDIES, INDIANA UNIVERSITY-PURDUE UNIVERSITY AT INDIANAPOLIS. 2017.

2017: Ida Yoshinaga

 

INTERNATIONAL WRITING CENTER ASSOCIATION TRAVEL AWARD

2017: Avree Ito-Fujita

 

CGS PROQUEST DISTINGUISHED DISSERTATION AWARD

Nomination 2017: Compoc, Kim

Nomination 2017: Mohabir, Rajiv

 

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN AMERICAN DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIP

2016: Kim Compoc

 

VIETNAM INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIP

2015-2019: Quynh Vo

 

CHAMINADE UNIVERSITY INTERNAL AWARD

2016: Koreen Nakahodo, Fellowship for Writing Across the Curriculum ($2500.00)

 

YOUTH VOICES ON CHINA VIDEOGRAM TO THE WHITE HOUSE: NATIONAL FINALIST AND BEST OF HAWAI‘I AWARD, THE 1990 INSTITUTE

2016: Avree Ito-Fujita

 

STUDENT FILM CATEGORY: SILVER LEI AWARD, HONOLULU FILM AWARDS

2016: Avree Ito-Fujita

 

ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES ASSESSMENT

2016: VALUE project national scorer: Amanda Christie

 

PEN/HEIM TRANSLATION GRANT

2015: Rajiv Mohabir for his translations of the 1916 collection of folk songs called Holi Songs of Demerara by indentured Indo-Caribbean writer Lalbihari Sharma.

 

 

           NATIONAL & HAWAI‘I CREATIVE WRITING AWARDS

WARD LITERARY JOURNAL, EDITOR’S CHOICE AWARD IN POETRY

2020: Kristina Togafau

 

THE YOUNG WRITERS OF HAWAI‘I

2020: Micah Lau

 

DRIFTLESS UNSOLICITED NOVELLA CONTEST, BRAIN MILL PRESS.

2019: Tani Loo

 

PUSHCART PRIZE NOMINATION

2018: Joseph Han

 

2ND PLACE, CIVIL BEAT’S EMERGING WRITERS CONTEST

2018: Tani Loo

 

Māhealani Dudoit GRADUATE RESIDENCY FROM HAWAIʻIREVIEW

2018: Leilani Portillo

 

SCHOLARSHIP FOR CAMP Mokuleʻia WRITER’S RETREAT

2018: Leilani Portillo

 

GLIMMER TRAIN’S SHORT STORY AWARD

2017: Rain Wright, Honorable Mention

 

BUTTON POETRY CHAPBOOK CONTEST.

2017: Lynley-Shimat Lys, Semifinalist

 

ACADEMY OF AMERICAN POET’S HAROLD TAYLOR PRIZE IN POETRY:

2016: Julia Wieting “Place Names,” https://www.poets.org/academy-american-poets/harold-taylor-prize-2016.

 

OMNIDAWN 1ST POETRY BOOK PRIZE

2016: Henry Wei Leung

MAUREEN EGEN WRITERS EXCHANGE AWARD

2016 First Runner-up in Poetry: Donovan Kūhiō Colleps

 

SAWTOOTH POETRY PRIZE

2016 Finalist: Lyz Soto’s “Translate Sun/Son/Sum.”

 

BAMBOO RIDGE EDITORS’ CHOICE AWARDS

2016 Best New Writer: Kapena Landgraf

2015 Best New Writer: Joseph Han

2015 Best Poetry: Rajiv Mohabir

 

KUNDIMAN POETRY PRIZE

2015: Rajiv Mohabir for his manuscript “The Cowherd’s Son.” Sponsored by Tupelo Press, the Kundiman Poetry Prize is dedicated to publishing exceptional work by Asian American poets.

 

AWP INTRO JOURNAL AWARD

2015: Rajiv Mohabir for “Ancestor” judged by Philip Metres.

 

BEST AMERICAN POETRY

2015: Rajiv Mohabir for “Dove” selected by Sherman Alexie.

 

 

            UHM AWARDS & HONORS

CENTER FOR KOREAN STUDIES CORE UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

2020: Bora Hah

2019: Bora Hah

 

LLL DOCTORAL DISSERTATION RESEARCH AWARD

2019: Vera Lee

2018: Raindrop Wright

2017: Michael Pak

2016 (inaugural award): Kim Compoc

 

FRANCES DAVIS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING FOR GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANTS:

2018: Raindrop Wright

 

JOHN YOUNG AWARD IN THE ARTS

Spring 2019: Vera Lee

Spring 2017: Henry Leung, Elizabeth Soto

Spring 2016: Joseph Han, Abbey Mayer

Spring 2015: Kapena Landgraf, Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio, No‘ukahau‘oli Revilla

Spring 2014: Donovan Kūhiō Colleps, Anjoli Roy

 

VIET THANH NGUYEN WRITING CONTEST

Bora Hah, runner-up for graduate division, Fall 2019.

 

THE RED MANDARIN AND LADY YI-SUEN SHEN SCHOLARSHIP

2020-21: Kayla Watabu

2019-20: Zoë Sprott

2018-19: Sean Brown-Hussey

2017-18: Thai Luong

2016-17: Perry Buto

2015-2016: Wyatt Souza

2014-2015: Jason Jayaprakash

 

ELIZABETH MCCUTCHEON ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

FOR LITERARY STUDIES

2019-20: Christina Lee

2018-19: Tani Loo, Brittany Winland

2017-18: Erin Cheslow, Aaron Kiʻilau

2016-17: Veronica Freeman, Kalei Wang

2015-16: Samantha Ikehara

2014-15 (inaugural award): Chase Wiggins

 

THE BIOGAPHY PRIZE

2020: Amy Carlson & Aiko Yamashiro, each for a chapter of their dissertations.

2019 PhD winner: No‘ukahau‘oli Revilla, “If We Vanish” A Collection of Queer ‘Ōiwi Poetry”

2019 PhD winner: Lyz Soto, “About Homelands Speaking/Her Bodies of Stories”

(both dissertations directed by Craig S. Perez)

 

2018 MA winner: Rachel Reeves, “Holes in the Net,” an MA thesis directed by Rodney Morales

2017 PhD winner: Kim Compoc for “Weaving Our Sovereignties Together,” a chapter from her dissertation, “Emergent Allies: Decolonizing HawaiʻI from a Filipinx Perspective”

2016 MA winner: Nicole Kurashige for “Becoming Batman: Postmodern Graphic Memoir, Dean Trippe’s Something Terrible, and the Subversion of Dominant Narratives of Suffering.”

2015 PhD co-winners:

Marie Alohalani Brown for “Facing the Spears of Change: The Life and Legacy of Ioane Kaneiakama Papa ‘Ī‘Ī,” her PhD Dissertation in English.
Tiffany L. Ing for “Ka Ho‘omālamalama ‘Ana i nā Hō‘ailona o ka Mō‘ī Kalākaua a me Kona Noho Ali‘i ‘Ana: Illuminating the American, International, and Hawai‘i Representations of David Kalākaua and his Reign, 1874–1891,” her PhD Dissertation in English.

MA winner: Joseph Han, for his collection of poems, Customs

OUTSTANDING STUDENT WRITING IN COMPOSITION AND RHETORIC AWARDS:

2019: Nicole Kurashige

2018: (inaugural award) Nicole Kurashige

 

JAMES W. AND ELEANOR B. FRIERSON SCHOLARSHIP:

2018: Stephanie Robertson

 

GRACE K. J. ABERNETHY SCHOLARSHIP FOR INCOMING MA

2020: Hillary Stratton

2019: Micah Lau

2018: (inaugural award) Tani Loo

 

HENRY E. RENTERIA SCHOLARSHIP

2016: Kim Compoc

 

ARTHUR & BEATRICE HARRIS ENDOWMENT FOR GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS

2016: Kim Compoc

 

HAWAIʻI VETERANS MEMORIAL FUND

2016: Kim Compoc

 

AMOS AND EDNA LEIB MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP FOR THE GRADUATE STUDY OF PACIFIC LITERATURE (available for 4 years, 2012-15, only)

2015: Aiko Yamashiro

2014: Tagi Qolouvaki

2013: Steven Gin

2012: Bryan Kamaoli Kuwada

 

WATUMULL SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE STUDY OF INDIA

Summer 2014: Anjoli Roy

 

JAGDISH SHARMA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE STUDY OF SOUTH ASIA

2014-2015: Rajiv Mohabir

 

OFFICE OF STUDENT AFFAIRS FELLOWSHIP

2014-2015: Nicole Kurashige

 

LLL GRADUATE STUDENT MARSHAL

2018: Rachel Reeves

2016Chase Wiggins

 

 

            UHM CREATIVE WRITING AWARDS

THE ACADEMY OF AMERICAN POETS PRIZE

Spring 2020: Micah Lau

Spring 2019: Amalia Bueno

Spring 2016: Julia Wieting

Spring 2016: Honorable Mention: Henry Leung, No’u Revilla, Bryn Villers

Spring 2015: Joseph Han

Spring 2015: Second Place, Jessie Lathrop

Spring 2014: Rajiv Mohabir

 

GRACE K. J. ABERNETHY AWARD

Spring 2020: Hillary Stratton

Spring 2019: Bora Hah, Brittany Winland

Spring 2018: Liam Bissen, Paulina Harrison

Spring 2016: Kristina Togafau, Samantha Ikehara

Spring 2015: Abbey Mayer

Spring 2014: Christie Pang

 

THE PATSY SUMIE SAIKI AWARD

Spring 2020: Briana Uu, First Place

Spring 2019: Tani Loo, First Place; Amalia Bueno, Second Place; Amanda Silliman, Third Place

Spring 2018: Jeffery Long, First Place; Amanda Silliman, Second Place; Kapena Landgraf, Third Place

Spring 2017: Jeffery Long, First Place; Bryan Kamaoli Kuwada, Second Place; Kapena Landgraf, Third Place

Spring 2016: Brooke Jones, First Place; Kapena Landgraf, Second Place; Rain Wright, Third Place

Spring 2015: Kapena Landgraf, First Place; David Scrivner, Second Place

Spring 2014: Donovan Kūhiō Colleps and Joseph Han

 

THE MYRTLE CLARK AWARDS

Spring 2017 and 2016: (undergraduates only)

Spring 2015:  Samantha Ikehara, Jessie Lathrop, Brian Lieu, Justin Koelkebeck

Spring 2014: David Scrivner

 

THE STEPHEN C & WILLIAM H. STRYKER AWARD FOR FICTION

Spring 2020: Christina Lee

Spring 2019: Brittany Winland

Spring 2018: Jeffery Long

Spring 2017: Joseph Han

Spring 2016: Rain Wright

Spring 2015: Crystel Sundberg-Yannell

Spring 2015: Joseph Han, Honorable Mention

 

ROBBIE SHAPARD SHORT-SHORT STORY AWARD

2019: Paulina Harrison, First Place

 

IAN MACMILLAN AWARD IN FICTION

2016: Jeffrey Long, Second Place; Samantha Ikehara, Third Place

2015: Abbey Mayer, First Place

 

IAN MACMILLAN AWARD IN CREATIVE NON-FICTION

2016: Anjoli Roy, Third Place

2015: Rain Wright, Second Place

 

HAWAIʻI REVIEW STUDENT OF THE MONTH

2016: ‘Iolani Antonio

 

RESEARCH AWARDS, TRAVEL AWARDS TO CONFERENCES (UHF GRADUATE TRAVEL FUND, YUN T. CHEN TU STUDENT TRAVEL ENDOWMENT, ALAN MACGREGOR TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP, LLL SPECIAL FUNDS, SSHRC)

Spring 2020: Māhealani Ahia, Pono Fernandez, Christie Honore, Aaron Kiʻilau, So Yeon Kim, Jordan Luz, Novelynn Rubsamen, Zoë Sprott, Kristina Togafau, Amy Vegas

Spring 2019: Māhea Ahia, Alex Casey, Erin Cheslow, Lane Davey, Maria Karaan, So Yeon Kim, Noʻu Revilla, Mariah St. John, Norman Thompson, Cynthia Tsai

Spring 2018: Lane Davey, Janet Graham, Joseph Han, Sashily Kling, Caryn Lesuma, Michael Pak, Ida Yoshinaga

Spring 2017: (including WRITING CENTER AWARDS AND LLL-SSHRC AWARDS): Kelsey Amos, ʻIolani antonio, Joseph Han, Steven Holmes, Samantha Ikehara, Avree Ito-Fujita, Scott Kaʻalele, Nicole Kurashige, Eddie Lee, Caryn Lesuma, Rajiv Mohabir, Lauren Nishimura, Mike Pak, Noʻu Revilla, Hannah Spencer, Kristina Togafau, Isaac Wang, Ida Yoshinaga

Spring 2016: Kim Compoc, Steven Gin, Brittney Holt, Kapena Landgraf, Rajiv Mohabir, Anjoli Roy, Novelyn Rubsamen, Lisa Shea, Chase Wiggins.

Spring 2015: Kelsey Amos, Amanda Christie, Kim Compoc, Steven Gin, Steven Holmes, Edward Lee, Rajiv Mohabir, Madoka Nagado, Jamaica Osorio, Michael Pak, Christie Pang, No‘ukahau‘oli Revilla, Cornelius Rubsamen.

Spring 2014: Keala Dickhens, Steven Gin, Steven Holmes, Bryan Kuwada, Edward Lee, Madoka Nagado, Cheryl Naruse, Michael Pak, Tagi Qolouvaki, No‘ukahau‘oli Revilla, Anjoli Roy, Eric San George, Lisa Shea, Cody White, Aiko Yamashiro, Yi Zhang.

 

 

 

 


2019-20 CONFERENCE PAPERS & COLLOQUIA

 

Past years available for viewing: 2018-2019, 2017-18, 2016-17, 2015-16

 

Ahia, Māhealani

“Queering Dystopic Futures Beyond the Nation-State.” Co-presented with Kahala Johnson on panel chaired by Dean Saranillo: “Indigenous Resurgence as Alternatives to Empire.” American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Honolulu, November 10, 2019

 

“Nā Wāhine Noho Mauna.” National Women’s Studies Association Conference, San Francisco, November 14, 2019

 

Invited panel “Kanaka Resistance: Kiaʻi of the Mauna” Hawaiʻi Sociological Association Conference at UH Hilo, February 23, 2020.

 

Invited Co-Presentation with Kahala Johnson: “Hāloaʻaikanaka: Visionary Futures” Lāhui Hawaiʻi Research Center Conference at UH Mānoa, April 9-10, 2020 (Conference canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic).

 

“Hawaiian Anarcha-Indige-Fascist Futures” co-presented with Kahala Johnson. Abolition Convergence 2020,Toronto, May 4-6, 2020 (Conference canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic).

 

“Voices for the Mauna: Creating a Mauna Kea Syllabus Project” Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA), Graduate Pre-Conference, Toronto, May 6, 2020 (Conference canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic).

 

“Phases of Mana Wahine” in panel “Hinakiaʻimauna! Kūkiaʻimauna! Wāhine + Māhū.

Feminisms From the Frontline” Island Feminisms Conference 2020 at UH Hilo, June 13-15,         2020 (Conference canceled due to COVID-19).

 

Corpuz, Jenniefer

“Homeless or Houseless: Terminology Changes for Home Owner Agency.” The LLL 24th Annual Graduate Student Conference, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, 18 April 2020, Honolulu, HI.

 

Davey, Lane

“Same—Same?: Syncretism and Resistance in Hawaiian Bible Translation,” College of Languages, Linguistics & Literature (LLL) 24th Annual Graduate Student Conference, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, 18 April 2020, Honolulu, HI.

 

Fernandez, Pono

Panel with Amy Vegas, Wyatt Souza, and Kristina Togafau. “Stories as Sustenance: Adaptations of Mo‘olelo Across Time.” Native American Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) Conference, 7-9 May, 2020, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada (conference cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic).

 

Honore, Christie

“Normalizing Non-Neutral: Towards an Inclusive Acting Pedagogy.” Paper presentation at the PACRIM International Conference on Disability & Diversity, March 3rd 2020, Hawaii Convention Center.

 

“Equity and Embodiment: Centering Disabled Students in the Drama Classroom.” Paper presentation at the Humanities Education Research Association conference, March 4-7 2020, The Palmer House, Chicago, IL.

 

“The Madwoman in Three Attics: Women and The Digital Environment in House of Leaves.” The LLL 24th Annual Graduate Student Conference, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, 18 April 2020, Honolulu, HI.

 

“Navigating Non-Neutral: The Hidden Labor of Disabled Performers.” Paper presentation at Net-Works: Mapping Labor in Theatre and Performance Conference, April 23 2020, *moved online due to COVID-19. https://youtu.be/XWAejXfgpnY

 

“Class Dismissed: The Shortfalls of “Need Blind” Admission at Elite Colleges.” Paper presentation at CCCC Summer Conference, May 22-23 2020, University of Southern California (Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic).

 

“The X-Files: Critical Realism in the Fantastic.” Paper Presentation at the Utopia & Dystopia Conference on the Fantastic in Media Entertainment, May 28 2020, University of Southern Denmark (Postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic).

 

 

Ito-Fujita, Avree

“Local Literatures of Hawaiʻi: A ʻTalk Storyʻ and Place-Based Approach to an Online Literature and Culture Course.” Technology, Colleges & Community Online Conference. April 14-16, 2020, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi.

 

“Kawaii AF: Japan’s Cute Culture and Discussions of Work and Gender.” 2020 Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference. May 22-23, 2020, Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. (Conference postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic).

 

“Apples to Ulus to You: Community Intersections in First-Year Composition.” National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention. November 19-22, 2020, Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Colorado. (accepted)

 

Karaan, Maria

“Archipelagic Choreography: Movement and Intertwining Bodies in Emiliana Kampilan’s Dead Balagtas: Mga Sayaw ng Dagat at Lupa,” American Studies Association Annual Meeting 2019, Honolulu, Hawaii, 7-10 November 2019.

 

Kiʻilau, Aaron

“End. Beginning. All the Same: Kilo, Ecoliteracy, and The Dark Crystal.” International Conference on the Fanstastic in the Arts (ICFA) 41. March 18-21, 2020, Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside, Orlando, FL. (Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic)

 

Discussion Panelist:  “Indigenous Eco-Protectors, Planetary Futurisms, and the Speculative Arts.” Chair: Grace L. Dillon. International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (ICFA) 41. March 21, 2020, Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside, Orlando, FL. (Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic)

 

Kim, So Yeon

“Missing Identity and Missing Korean Texts in Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s Dictée.” American Studies Association Conference, 7-10 November 2019, Hawai’i Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawai’i, United States of America.

 

“Nora Okja Keller’s Comfort Woman: Narrating Silent Stories of Trauma.” Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference, 14-17 November 2019, Wyndham San Diego Bayside, San Diego, California, United States of America.

 

“BONG Joon Ho, A Transnational Director: Moving Beyond Boundaries Within the South Korean Border.” Oceanic Popular Culture Association, 22-23 May 2020, Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America (Conference canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic).

 

Kinoshita, Lexi

“Changing the World: Ecocriticism and Ecofeminism Through the Fantastic Lens.” Graduate Colloquium, October 2019, Department of English, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI.

 

Kurashige, Nicole

“Kawaii AF: Japan’s Cute Culture and Discussions of Work and Gender.” Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference 2020, Honolulu, HI (Summer 2020; postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic).

 

Lau, Micah

“Recontextualization in the Autofictional Novels of Ben Lerner.” The LLL 24th Annual Graduate Student Conference, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, 18 April 2020, Honolulu, HI.

 

Lee, Christina

“Art as a Form of Resistance: Reclaiming Sovereign Spaces with Public Murals.” The LLL 24th Annual Graduate Student Conference, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, 18 April 2020, Honolulu, HI.

 

Lin, Chia-hua

“Food Sovereignty and the Environment in Hawaiian Context.” 2019 American Study Association (ASA) Annual Meeting, 6-9 Nov. 2019. Honolulu, Hawai‘i.

 

 

Lum, Jade

“Wonders of Nature and Storytelling – An Examination of Ponyo as Reflective and Cultural Adaptation.” International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts, 18-21 March 2020, Orlando, FL. Accepted Conference Paper. (Conference cancelled due to COVID-19).

 

“Panel: Dark Forests of the Imagination: Fairy Tales and Ecological Thinking.” Chaired by Theodora Goss, International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts, 18-21 March 2020, Orlando, FL. Accepted Discussion Panel. (Conference cancelled due to COVID-19).

 

Lum, Jade, with Jaymian Urashima, and Daniel Boulos. “The Land of Fairy Tales: A Magical OSGrid Literary Educational Space.” 25th TCC Online Conference (Technology, Colleges & Community), 14-16 April, 2020, Zoom, Online. https://2020.tcconlineconference.org/20092/

 

Lum, Jade, with Avree Ito-Fujita, and Nicole Kurashige. “Kawaii AF: Japan’s Cute Culture and Discussions of Work and Gender.” Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference 2020, Summer 2020, Honolulu, HI. Accepted Panel Presentation. (Conference currently on hold due to COVID-19 pandemic).

 

Luz, Jordan

Presiding Officer and Panel Organizer, “Asian American Literary and Cultural Studies Sessions 1 and 2.” 117th Annual Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, San Diego, CA, 14-17 November 2019.

 

Invited Speaker. “English Represents!: An Undergraduate Showcase.” University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, 9 April 2020.

 

“Rearticulating Filipinx American Identity: Ruby Ibarra, CIRCA91, and the Relational Identity.” 50th Annual Popular Culture Association National Conference, 15-18 April 2020, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Conference cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic).

 

“This Is The Way: A Return to a Galaxy of Masculinity in The Mandalorian.” Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference, 22-23 May 2020, Chaminade University of Honolulu, Honolulu, HI (Conference postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic).

 

Lys, Lynley Shimat

“Blackness in Oceania.” The LLL 24th Annual Graduate Student Conference, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, 18 April 2020, Honolulu, HI.

 

Joana O’Steen

Joint presentation with Sarah Allen, Daphne Desser, John Gagnon, Sarah Goodson, Darin Payne, and Amy Vegas. “Research Outcomes Presentation: Report on John Alexander Visit.” English Department Colloquium, 17 Oct. 2019, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI.

 

“Not Quite Beyond Representation: Examining Criteria for Worldview-Changing Ecopoetry.” 24th Annual Graduate Student Conference of the College of Languages, Linguistics & Literature, 18 April 2020, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI.

“Beyond Normative Participation Standards: How Can We Include Introverted Students in Our Classroom Dialogue?” 18th International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, 1-3 July 2020, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy. (accepted)

 

Rubsamen, Novelynn

“Constructions of Filipino Cultural Identities: Fragmentation and Indigenization in Life Writing,” International Conference for the IABA Asia-Pacific Chapter, October 2019. Shanghai, People’s Republic of China.

 

Smith, Melinda

“Valuing Country: Decolonial Literature and the Politics of lutruwita.” The LLL 24th Annual Graduate Student Conference, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, 18 April 2020, Honolulu, HI.

 

Sprott, Zoë

“Writing Margaret: Queering Truth Through Auto/Biofiction in Margaret Cavendish’s The Blazing World & Danielle Dutton’s Margaret the First.” Historical Corporealities, 2020 Graduate Student Conference, Center for Early Cultures, University of California, Irvine. Jan 30, 2020.

 

“Charting the ‘Third Way’: Feminist Reimaginations of Patriarchal Religious Structures in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.” 41st Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Feb 21, 2020.

 

Togafau, Kristina

“Faʻa in the Future: Becoming Posthuman in Enos’ Paraverse.” Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA), May 2020, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, May 7-9, 2020 (Canceled due to Covid-19 pandemic).

 

Vegas, Amy.

“Entanglements between U.S. Military Narratives and Native Hawaiian (Hi)stories on Some of O‘ahu’s Hiking Trails.” American Studies Association: Build as We Fight, November 7-10, Honolulu Convention Center, 2019.

 

“Adaptation and Mo‘olelo as Pedagogy: ‘Why Māui Snared the Sun’.” Native American and Indigenous Studies Association: Welcome into Good Relations with Lands, Water, and Earth. University of Toronto Saint George, Tkaronto (Toronto), Canada, May 7-9, 2020 (Canceled due to Covid-19 pandemic).

 

“Adaptation and Mo‘olelo as Pedagogy: ‘Why Māui Snared the Sun.’” American Folklore Society: Recentering the Periphery. Tulsa, Oklahoma, October 14-17, 2020, forthcoming.

 

Vo, Quynh

“Transnational Belonging: Colonial Mobility and Queer Eroticism in Monique Truong’s The Book of Salt.” American Studies Association Annual Conference. November 2019. Honolulu, USA.

 

 


2019-20 READINGS AND EVENTS

Past years available for viewing: 2018-19, 2017-182016-17, 2015-16,

Ahia, Māhealani

Puʻuhuluhulu University at Mauna Kea. Uni assistant coordinator and instructor. Workshops/presentations including: “Writing from the PIKO”, “Papa, Wākea, Consent & Kuleana”, “Punalua”, “Finding Your Kuleana”

 

Fernandez, Pono

Speaker: “Mele, Hula, Mo‘olelo: Hawaiian Literature and Aloha ‘Āina.” Words@Mānoa 2019: No ka Lāhui, 19 October 2019, UH Mānoa, Honolulu, Hawai‘i.

 

Kinoshita, Lexi

“Fushimi Inari.” Graduate Colloquium, November 2019, Department of English, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI.

 

Luz, Jordan

Invited Reader. Keoneʻula Elementary School Community Literacy and Career Sharing Day, 6 March 2020, Ewa Beach, HI.