Uahikea Maile

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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, Oahu. 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 Hulili: Multidisciplinary Journal on Hawaiian Well-Being, Cultural Studies <-> Critical Methodologies, and Native American and Indigenous Studies. Maile has also contributed to the new edited collections Detours: A Decolonial Guide to Hawaii (Duke University Press, 2019) and Standing With Standing Rock: Voices from the #NoDAPL Movement (University of Minnesota Press, 2019). His forthcoming work will appear in the edited collection Biopolitics, Geopolitics, Life: Settler States and Indigenous Presences (Duke University Press) and the American Indian Culture and Research Journal. In addition to this, Maile is preparing a book manuscript, Na Makana Ea: Settler Colonial Capitalism and the Gifts of Hawaiian Sovereignty, which examines settler colonial capitalism in Hawaii and gifts of sovereignty that seek to overturn it by issuing responsibilities for balancing relationships with aina, the land.