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Spring 2018 Brown Bag Biography Series

We are happy to announce our Spring 2018 Brown Bag lineup. All are welcome to attend.

BROWN BAG BIOGRAPHY
DISCUSSIONS OF LIFE WRITING BY & FOR TOWN & GOWN
THURSDAYS, 12:00 NOON–1:15 PM • KUYKENDALL 409A
For more information, please contact the Center for Biographical Research at 956-3774 or biograph@hawaii.edu

SPRING 2018 SCHEDULE

Feb 1 “Themes in the Narratives by Escapees from the Holocaust in WWII Italy.”
Luciano Minerbi, Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning, UH-Mānoa

Feb 8 “Constructing Post-Soviet Stardom: Auteur and the state in the case of Renata Litvinova.”
Olga Mukhortova, Languages and Literatures of Europe and the Americas, UH Mānoa

Feb 15 “Writing With Not About: Constellating Stories in Auto-ethnography.”
John Gagnon, Dept. of English, UH-Mānoa

Feb 22 “Masters of the Currents: Theater, Community, and Social Change.”
Leilani Chan and Ova Saopeng, TeAda Productions

Mar 1 “Island Soldiers: Living with Militarization in Micronesia.”
Pacific Island Student Panel
Co-organized by the Marianas Club, for Mes Chamoru and Nuclear Remembrance Day
Moderated by Craig Santos Perez
*This session will be held in Kuykendall 410*

Mar 8 “Hulahula and Learn Something: Expressing Culture and Science.”
Kiana Frank, Pacific Biosciences Research Center, UH-Mānoa

Mar 15 “Selling It Like It Is: The Value of Narrative in Business and Policy.”
Amanda Rothschild, Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning, UH-Mānoa

Mar 22 “An Introduction to the Jon Van Dyke Archive at the UHM Law Library.”
Ellen-Rae Cachola, William S. Richardson School of Law, UH-Mānoa

Apr 5 “Losing Don Belton: Meditations on Friendship, Murder, and Race, and the Ethics of Life Writing.”
Mara Miller, Visiting Scholar with the Center for Biographical Research and Dept. of English, UH-Mānoa

Apr 12 “Al Harrington: Reflections on Genealogy, Acting, and a Polynesian Revue.”
Al Harrington, Educator, Actor, and Entertainer

Apr 19 “Filling the Void: Creating Playing Space for Today’s Pacific Islander.”
Kiki Rivera, Dept. of Theatre and Dance, UH-Mānoa

Apr 26 “Exploring the Vā in the Oral Sharing of Poetry.”
Grace Teuila Taylor, Visiting Writer in Residence, Dept. of English, UH-Mānoa
*this session will be held in Kuykendall 410*

Fall 2017 Biography Brown Bag Series

We are pleased to announce our Thursday Brown Bag series lineup for Fall 2017. Bring your lunch, bring a friend, and join us every week. Our speakers share about their fascinating and heartfelt projects that deepen and stretch the field of life writing.

BROWN BAG BIOGRAPHY
DISCUSSIONS OF LIFE WRITING BY & FOR TOWN & GOWN
THURSDAYS, 12:00 NOON–1:15 P.M.
Center for Biographical Research • BioMed B106 • 1960 East-West Road
956-3774 • biograph@hawaii.eduwww.facebook.com/CBRHawaii
Unless otherwise noted, all events will be held in our new Brown Bag gathering space: Kuykendall 409A

FALL 2017 BROWN BAG BIOGRAPHY SERIES

Sept 14 “ʻElua Maka Kila: How Joseph Kānepuʻu and Joseph Poepoe Contributed to the Life of ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi”
Noenoe Silva, Indigenous Politics, University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa
Co-sponsored by the Indigenous Politics Program
*Please Note: This session will be held in Kuykendall 410
Book Launch event! Books for sale by the UH Bookstore.

Sept 21 “Hanohano ka laulima ma ka hakumele : honoring the community through hakumele
Daven Chang, Hawaiʻinuiākea and Dept of Anthropology, University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa

***Friday Sept 22, 2017, 3 pm, Tokioka Room (Moore 309) “Women’s Voices, Women Speak: Okinawa, Hawai‘i, and Demilitarization,” a presentation by Ellen-Rae Cachola, Kim Compoc, Kasha Ho, and Aiko Yamashiro. An event of the Center for Okinawan Studies, co-sponsored by the Center for Biographical Research

Sept 28 “Mehameha wale nō ʻo Puʻuloa, i ka hele a Kaʻahupāhau: Lonely was Puʻuloa when Kaʻahupāhau went away”
Kyle Kajihiro, Dept. of Geography, Dept of Ethnic Studies, University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa
Co-sponsored by the Dept. of Ethnic Studies

Oct 5 “Pinay: Culture Bearers of the Filipino Diaspora”
Virgie Chattergy, College of Education, University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa

Oct 12 “Little House in the Bush: Afterlives of Vailima”
Carla Manfredi, Dept of English, University of Winnipeg

Oct 19 “Destiny: The Secret Operations of the Yodogō Exiles”
Patricia Steinhoff, Dept of Sociology, University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa

Oct 26 “Pacific Ghost Stories: John Kneubuhl and Oral History”
Otto Heim, School of English, University of Hong Kong

***Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 6:30 pm, public lecture by Steven Salaita, author of Inter/Nationalism: Decolonizing Native America and Palestine. An event of the UH Students and Faculty for Justice in Palestine, co-sponsored by the Center for Biographical Research.

Nov 2 “Ida May Pope, Partnered with the Queen to become a Pioneer for Hawai‘i’s Daughters”
Sandra Bonura, School of Education, Azusa Pacific University

***Friday, November 3, 2017, 2:30 pm, Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, roundtable discussion with Palestinian and Kānaka Maoli scholar/organizers, more details TBA. An event of the UH Students and Faculty for Justice in Palestine, co-sponsored by the Center for Biographical Research.

Nov 9 “Hawaiian Ancestry: Positioning Indigeneity in the Naʻi Aupuni Biographies”
Lauren Nishimura, Dept of English, University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa

Nov 16 “American Tutelage Gone Awry: Antonio Taguba, Filipino Americanism, and the Critique of Torture”
Kim Compoc, Dept of English and Dept of Ethnic Studies, University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa
Co-sponsored by the Dept. of Ethnic Studies

Nov 30 “The Animal That Therefore I Am Not: The Politics of Animal (Auto)Biography from Black Beauty to Cat Internet Videos.”
Anna Feuerstein, Dept of English, University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa