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Lani Teves, Book Release Panel Discussion, Defiant Indigeneity

Jan 25, 12:00 pm1:30 pm

Celebration and panel discussion for the release of Defiant Indigeneity: The Politics of Hawaiian Performance Lani Teves.

Defiant Indigeneity: The Politics of Hawaiian Performance (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018) explores Hawaiian performance beyond the tourist gaze to theorize how Hawaiians contest US occupation and recuperate aloha as a practice of insurgent worldmaking.

Assistant Professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies and the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Oregon, Lani Teves is Kanaka Maoli, born and raised in Oahu.


Maile Arvin (Kanaka Maoli)
Assistant Professor of History and Gender Studies
University of Utah

Joyce Pualani Warren (Kanaka Maoli) Postdoctoral Scholar of Ethnic Literature
University of Oregon

Brain Klopotek (Choctaw)
Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies University of Oregon

A special edition of the Native American Studies Colloquium Series at the University of Oregon

Refreshments will be served

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