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Iokepa Casumbal-Salazar


B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa; M.A., Political Science, University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa; Ph.D., Political Science – Indigenous Politics specialization, University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa


Multicultural Settler Colonialism and Indigenous Struggle in Hawaiʻi: The Politics of Astronomy on Mauna a Wākea

Thesis Advisor:

Noenoe K. Silva, Professor of Political Science, University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa

Research Topic:

Telescopophilia: Towards an Indigenous Reading of Astronomy’s Gendered Aesthetic Practices


Mishuana Goeman, Professor of Gender Studies and American Indian Studies and Sharon Traweek, Professor of Gender Studies and History, University of California, Los Angeles

Current Position:

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Ithaca College

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