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, O?ahu. He is an Assistant Professor of Indigenous Politics in the Department of Political Science, and affiliate faculty in the Centres for Indigenous Studies and 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 Detours: A Decolonial Guide to Hawai‘i and Standing With Standing Rock: Voices from the #NoDAPL Movement,Hulili: Multidisciplinary Research on Hawaiian Well-Being, Cultural Studies <-> Critical Methodologies, and the Journal of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association. His forthcoming work will appear in the American Indian Culture and Research Journal and the collection Biopolitics, Geopolitics, Life: Settler States and Indigenous Presences (Duke University Press). Maile is also working on a book manuscript, Na Makana Ea: Settler Colonial Capitalism and the Gifts of Sovereignty in Hawai?i, which examines the historical development and contemporary formation of settler colonial capitalism in Hawai?i and gifts of sovereignty that seek to overturn it by issuing unique responsibilities for balancing relationships with ?aina, the land and that which feeds us.