J. Kēhaulani Kauanui

J. Kēhaulani Kauanui is Professor of American Studies and affiliate faculty in Anthropology at Wesleyan University. She is the author of Hawaiian Blood: Colonialism and the Politics of Sovereignty and Indigeneity (Duke University Press 2008) and Paradoxes of Hawaiian Sovereignty: Land, Sex, and the Colonial Politics of State Nationalism (Duke University Press 2018). She is also the editor of Speaking of Indigenous Politics: Conversations with Activists, Scholars, and Tribal Leaders (University of Minnesota Press 2018), which is based on the radio program she produced and hosted for seven years that was widely syndicated through the Pacific network. She is currently completing a new book, “Indigenous Implications: Decolonizing Palestine Solidarity Activism.” Kauanui is one of the six co-founders of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA). Since its inception, she has served as an advisory board member of the U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel.