Uahikea Maile

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SS 3108

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  • Comparative Politics
  • Political Theory


  • 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 at the University of Toronto, St. George. He’s also the Director of the Indigenous Politics Collaboratory, and an Affiliate Faculty in the Centre for Indigenous Studies and Centre for the Study of the United States. 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 American Indian Culture and Research Journal, Hulili: Multidisciplinary Research on Hawaiian Well-Being, Journal of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, Cultural Studies <-> Critical Methodologies, as well as Detours: A Decolonial Guide to Hawaii (Duke University Press, 2019) and Standing With Standing Rock: Voices from the #NoDAPL Movement (Minnesota University Press, 2019). His book manuscript, Na Makana Ea: Settler Colonial Capitalism and the Gifts of Sovereignty in Hawaii, examines the historical development and contemporary formation of settler colonial capitalism in Hawaii and gifts of sovereignty that seek to overturn it by issuing responsibilities for balancing relationships with aina, the land and that who feeds.

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