Joyce Pualani Warren



Peer-Reviewed Articles
  • “Reading Bodies, Writing Blackness: Anti-/Blackness and Nineteenth-Century Kanaka Maoli Literary Nationalism.” American Indian Culture and Research Journal, vol. 43, no. 2, 2019, pp. 49- 72.
  • “Embodied Cosmogony: Genealogy and the Racial Production of the State in Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl’s ‘Hoʻoulu Lāhui.’” Pacific Currents, special issue of American Quarterly, vol. 67, no. 3, 2015, pp. 937-956.
  • Jean-Paul deGuzman, Alfred Peredo Flores, Kristopher Kaupalolo, Christen Sasaki, Kēhaulani Vaughn, and Joyce Pualani Warren. “The Possibilities for Pacific Islander Studies in the Continental United States.” Transoceanic Flows, special issue of Amerasia Journal, vol. 37, no. 3, 2011, pp. 149-161.

Areas of Interest

Native Hawaiian Literature; Pacific Literature; American Literature; Native Pacific Epistemologies and Cosmogonies (of darkness, space, and time); Black Pacific; Native Pacific Feminisms; Postcolonialism; Diaspora; Literary Nationalism.


University of California, Los Angeles:
  • PhD, English
  • Graduate Certificate, Asian American Studies
  • MA, English
  • BA, American Literature and Culture (major) and Afro-American Studies (minor)


Summer Semester 2023
  • ENG-338: American Literature Since Mid-20th Century

Spring Semester 2023
  • ENG-378: Native Hawaiian Literature in English
  • ENG-771: Seminar in Pacific Literatures: Reading and Writing Indigenous Pacific Bodies

Fall Semester 2022
  • ENG-273: Introduction to Literature:
  • ENG-370: Literatures of Hawai’i