Iokepa Casumbal-Salazar
Research Interests

Iokepa Casumbal-Salazar’s research is comparative and relational, and currently focuses on Kanaka ʻŌiwi political thought and praxis as well as Indigenous social movements beyond Hawaiʻi. His teaching and other research interests include such topics as Indigenous resurgence, decolonization, settler colonialism, critical theory, Native feminist theories, race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, popular culture, postcolonial politics, and science and technology studies. His first book manuscript examines the politics of multicultural settler colonialism in Hawaiʻi through a case study of industrial astronomy and Indigenous resistance to the proposed construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on the sacred summit of Mauna a Wākea, Hawaiʻi Island.

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