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Black Settlers in Hawai’i


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Black Settlers in Hawai’i: Agency and Occupation in the Militarized Pacific

Drawing from a decade of fieldwork on Black residents in Hawai’i, Nitasha Tamar Sharma (African American Studies) unsettles the native/settler divide. What emerges from the paradox of ethical Black settlers who draw connections with native Hawaiians while also engaging in the military occupation of Hawai’i? The overall project animates the Black Pacific and brings Black and Native Studies into the conversation through an ethnographic approach.

The Buffett Institute Faculty & Fellows Colloquium brings together an interdisciplinary audience to build awareness of global research on campus. This series promotes dialogue on scholarship and develops a deeper sense of community among Buffett Institute affiliates. Each meeting lasts one hour; lunch is provided. Due to space constraints, we will not admit attendees once the space reaches capacity.