Each semester, the Pacific Basin Institute sponsors or co-sponsors several lectures and other events on campus.

Spring 2019 Events

“Decolonizing the Pacific” Lecture Series

  • Monday, February 11: Assistant Professor, History & Gender Studies, Maile Arvin (University of Utah), “Possessing Polynesians: Settler Colonial Constructions of Race and Gender in Hawai'i” 4:15 p.m., Hahn Hall 108
  • Tuesday, February 19: ​Spoken word artist and climate change activist, Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner (Marshall Islands College), “Poetry Performance” 5:00 p.m., Co-sponsored by the Pomona College Museum of Art, Studio Art Lecture Hall
  • Thursday, February 21: Assistant Professor, Social & Cultural Analysis, Dean Saranillio (New York University), "Unsustainable Empire: Alternative Histories of Hawai’i Statehood" 4:15 p.m., Hahn Hall 107
  • Monday, March 4: Director, Honors Program, Associate Professor, American Studies, Vernadette Gonzalez (University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa) & Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies, Associate Professor, Gender Studies, Hokulani Aikau (University of Utah), "“Curating a Decolonial Guide to Hawai‘i: The Detours Project”" 4:15 p.m., Hahn Hall 108​
  • Monday, March 25: Associate Professor, English, Candace Fujikane (University of Hawai’i at Mānoa), "Mapping Abundance Against Global Climate Change: Kanaka ʻŌiwi and Critical Settler Cartography in Hawaiʻi" 4:15 p.m., Hahn Hall 108
  • Tuesday, April 23: Assistant Professor, Education, Culture & Society, Kehaulani Natsuko Vaughn (University of Utah), “Trans Indigenous Recognitions: The Politics of California Indian and Native Hawaiian Relations” 11:30 a.m., Hahn 101

Avery Lectureship

  • Monday, March 11: Karrabing Film Collective Screening 5:00 p.m., Rose Hills Theater
  • Wednesday, March 13: Professor of Anthropology, Elizabeth Povinelli (Columbia University), “Four Axioms of Existence in the Wake of Geontopower” 5:00 p.m., Rose Hills Theater