Author Series

The author series will expose haumāna to native Hawaiian authors in order to increase publications based on Hawaiian epistemology.

Kuʻualoha Hoʻomanawanui, PhD

Dr. Kuʻualoha Hoʻomanawanui is a professor at the University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa, who specializes in traditional Hawaiian literature, myths and stories. She co-founded the ʻŌiwi Journals and is the director of a native Hawaiian Digital Humanities project.

Date Interviewed: September 19, 2019

Noenoe Silva, PhD

Dr. Noenoe Silva, a professor at the University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa, focuses on recovering Kanaka Maoli history and literature by reading Hawaiian texts that date back to the early 1800s. As part of her dissertation research, she rediscovered the Kūʻē Petitions in the Library of Congress, shedding light on protests of annexation by America in 1897.

Date Interviewed: January 17, 2020

Keanu Sai, PhD

Dr. Sai, an affiliate faculty member at the University of Hawai‘i Mānoa and Hawaiian Studies lecturer at the University of Hawai‘i Windward, specializing in international relations and public law, with particular emphasis on the legal and political history of the Hawaiian Kingdom.

Date presented: October 19, 2020