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SS 3108

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  • Comparative Politics


  • B.A., Pacific University
  • M.S., University of Portland
  • Ph.D., University of New Mexico

Uahikea Maile

Assistant Professor


Uahikea Maile is a Kanaka Maoli scholar, activist, and practitioner from Maunawili, O?ahu. He is an Assistant Professor of Indigenous Politics in the Department of Political Science and affiliate faculty in the Centre for Indigenous Studies. Maile’s research interests include: history, law, and activism on Hawaiian sovereignty; Indigenous critical theory; settler colonialism; political economy; feminist and queer theories; and decolonization. His work appears in Cultural Studies -Critical Methodologies and the Journal of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association. His forthcoming articles will appear in the American Indian Culture and Research Journal and Hulili, along with chapters in the edited collections Standing With Standing Rock, Detours, and Biopolitics, Geopolitics, Life. Maile’s book manuscript, “Na Makana Ea: Settler Colonial Capitalism and the Gifts of Hawaiian Sovereignty”, examines settler colonial capitalism in Hawai?i and gifts of sovereignty that seek to overturn it by issuing responsibilities for balancing relationships with ?aina, the land.