Areas of Research/Interest: cultural politics at the intersection of diaspora and indigeneity; indigenous critical theory; cultural studies; settler colonial studies; U.S. militarism; asian american and pacific islander history; epistemology and decolonization; U.S. empire.
External Affiliations: Association for Asian American Studies; Native American and Indigenous Studies Association; American Studies Association.
Fellowships/Honors: University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellow (2009-2011)
Settler Colonialism Matters: a Thought Piece on Critiques, Debates, and
Indigenous Difference,” in Patrick Wolfe (ed.) settler colonial studies
Vol. 3, No. 3-4 (Routledge, 2013): 280-294.
Histories: Hawai‘i Statehood at the Intersection of Asians ‘Ineligible
to Citizenship’ and Hawaiians ‘Unfit for Self-Government,’” in Journal
of Asian American Studies Vol. 13, No. 3 (The John Hopkins University
Press, October 2010): 283-309.
* Nominated for "Most Thought-Provoking Article of 2010 in Native
American and Indigenous Studies" from the Native American and Indigenous
Studies Association, May 2010.
“Kēwaikaliko’s Benocide: Reversing the Imperial Gaze of Rice v. Cayetano
and its Legal Progeny,” in American Quarterly vol. 62, no. 3 (The John
Hopkins University Press, September 2010): 457-476.
* Volume received Special Recognition from the American Studies
Association's Constance M. Rourke Committee, 2011.
“Colonial Amnesia: Rethinking Filipino ‘American’ Settler Empowerment in
the U.S. Colony of Hawai‘i,” in Antonio Tiongson, Ricardo Gutierrez,
Edgardo Gutierrez (ed.) Positively No Filipinos Allowed: Building
Communities and Discourse (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2006),
Reprint: “Kēwaikaliko’s Benocide: Reversing the Imperial Gaze of Rice v.
Cayetano and its Legal Progeny,”in Paul Lai and Lindsey Claire Smith
(ed.) Alternative Contact: Indigeneity, Globalism, and American Studies
(Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 2011), 51-70.
Reprint: “Colonial Amnesia: Rethinking Filipino ‘American’ Settler
Empowerment in the U.S. Colony of Hawai‘i,” in Candace Fujikane and
Jonathan Okamura (ed.) Asian Settler Colonialism: From Local Governance
to the Politics of Everyday Life in Hawai‘i (Honolulu: University of
Hawai‘i Press, 2008), 256-278.