Please join us for a pau hana to talk story with Hiʻilei Julia Kawehipuaakahaopulani Hobart (Kanaka Maoli), Assistant Professor of Native and Indigenous Studies at Yale University, who will discuss her recent book on the Hawaiʻi State Parks system.
When: Dec 13th at 5:00 pm
Where: at Tchin Tchin 39 N Hotel Street
Professor Hobart is an interdisciplinary scholar, she researches and teaches on issues of settler colonialism, environment, and Indigenous sovereignty. Her first book, Cooling the Tropics: Ice, Indigeneity, and Hawaiian Refreshment (Duke University Press, 2022) is the recipient of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) Best First Book Prize, the Scholars of Color First Book Award from Duke University Press, and received an honorable mention for the Lara Romero First Book Prize from the American Studies Association. Her articles have appeared in refereed journals such as NAIS, Media+Environment, Food, Culture, and Society, and The Journal of Transnational American Studies, among others. She is the co-editor of the special issue “Radical Care” for Social Text (2020), and the editor of Foodways of Hawaiʻi (Routledge, 2018). She is currently working on a project about cultural memory, commemoration, and hauntings in Hawaiʻi State Parks.
We look forward to seeing you there! Please RSVP to [email protected]