Lola Quan Bautista joined the CPIS teaching faculty in 2008. Her interests in the Micronesian diaspora, gender and households, and housing and community development are some of the topics she brings to two new undergraduate courses, Pacific Worlds (PACS 108) and Oceania on the Move (PACS 202).
Lola has recently completed a postdoctoral research minority fellowship with the National Science Foundation (NSF 00-139). Her study, "Understanding Domestic Space in an Urban Setting: Views from Migrant Women from the Federated States of Micronesia," attempts to delineate both gendered and indigenous understandings of mobility and behavior among migrant women from Chuuk State residing on newly created subdivisions on Guam.
Stemming from her field research, Lola serves as an advisor for a nonprofit
organization called the United Pacific Islanders Organization, which
was created to address the growing social and economic frustrations in
newly created subdivisions on Guam. Made up mostly of Pacific Islanders
from the Federated States of Micronesia, this nonprofit represents the
first grassroots attempt to collectively establish desirable qualities
for the built environment and community on Guam.
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