Diaspora, Community, and Identity

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE


WEDNESDAY, 20th October

8:00 REGISTRATION

8:30 OPENING REMARKS

9:00-10:00 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Albert Wendt Out of Oceania

10:00-10:30 Coffee break

10:30-12:00 DIMENSIONS OF DIASPORA IN AOTEAROA

Melani Anae Le 'au Niu Sila (the NZ "bunch"): A Subculture, an Ethnic Group, or a Persistent People?

Cluny Macpherson and Dick Bedford One Community or Many? Diasporic Populations in Aotearoa/New Zealand

12:00-1:30 Lunch

1:30-3:00 PATTERNS AND MODELS OF MIGRATION

Michael Levin Micronesian Migrants: Who They Are and Where They Are Going

Paul Spickard Pacific Diaspora? Immigrant and Transnational Models of Pacific Islander Experience

3:00-3:15 Coffee Break

3:15-5:00 IDENTITY MATTERS

William Tagupa Status and Migrant Identity in Law with Special Reference to American and (Western) Samoa

Jon Jonassen The Challenge of Cultural Identity

Isebong Asang Searching for a Palauan Identity with an English Accent: Language with an Attitude

THURSDAY, 21st October

9:00-10:15 FEATURED PRESENTATION

J Kehaulani Kauanui Diasporic Deracination: Tracing the Contours of an "Off-Island" Hawaiian Category of Subjectivity

10:15-10:30 Coffee Break

10:30-12:00 OUT OF HAWAI'I

Miriam Kahn Hula in Seattle: Integrating Personal History, Ethnic Identity, and Museum Representation

Adria Imada Hula Queens and Cinderellas: On Tour in the American Empire

12:00-1:30 Lunch

1:30-3:15 MOVING CULTURES

Alan Howard and Jan Rensel Where Has Rotuman Culture Gone? And What's It Doing There?

Nancy Pollock Where Home Is

David A Chappell Polynesians in Kanaky: Politics in the Wallisian Diaspora to New Caledonia

3:15-3:30 Coffee Break

3:30-5:30 CULTURES OF MOVEMENT

Raymong Young Relationship Pathways: Redefining the Lauan Diaspora

Katerina Teaiwa Out of Phosphate: The Diaspora of Ocean Island/ers

Joakim Peter Cultural Meanings of Travel in Chuuk

FRIDAY, 22nd October

8:30-10:00 SAMOAN SITES AND COMMUNITIES

Robert Franco Not so New Neighbors: Samoan Multilocality

Stephen Koletty California Circuits: Socio-Spatial Constructions of an Urban Samoan Community

10:00-10:15 COFFEE BREAK

10:15-11:45 FAMILY, YOUTH, AND DIASPORA

Tamasailau M Suaalii Collective Responsibility, Neoliberal Conditions, and Sexual Risk: Theorizing Samoan Events of "Toso Teine"

Cathy Small A Prognosis for Transnational Culture: Looking at Tongan Youth in the United States

11:45-1:30 Lunch

1:30-3:00 SOCIAL ISSUES AND DIASPORA

Julianne Walsh Adoption and Agency: American Adoptions of Marshallese Children

Rona Halualani The Hawaiian Diaspora to the Southwest: Shifts in Class, Labor, and Cultural/Material Capital

3:00-3:15 Coffee Break

3:15-4:30 FEATURED PRESENTATION

Sia Figiel They Who Do Not Grieve

6:30-8:30 Conference Dinner

SATURDAY, 23rd October

9:00-10:45: CIRCUITS OF CONNECTEDNESS AND RETURN

Steve Francis The Dynamics of Return: Counter Population Flows to the Kingdom of Tonga

Lola Quan-Bautista Configurations of Social Space and Mobility: Perspectives from Satowan Atoll, Chuuk

Elizabeth Grieco Migrant Networks, Social Ties, and Social Capital: The Remittance Behavior of Micronesian Migrant Households in Hawai'i and Guam

10:45-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-Noon: MOVING IMAGES

Ruth Tuiteleleapaga Images of Diaspora in Film and Video

12:00-1:15 Lunch

1:15-3:15 PERFORMING CULTURE

Kalissa Alexeyeff Tere Parties: The Performance of Cook Islands Sociality

Amy Ku'uleialoha Stillman and Nancy Guy Tahitian Dance and Its California Diaspora: An Ethnographic Portrait

April Henderson Gifted Flows: Netting the Imagery of Hip Hop Across the Samoan Diaspora

3:15-3:30 Coffee Break

3:30-4:30 OUT OF OCEANIA: ISSUES AND PROSPECTS

Open discussion of conference themes.

MAHALO

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