Brown Bag Biography: Joy Lehuanani Enomoto

October 10, 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Mānoa Campus, Kuykendall 410

“Aelõñ in Aibojooj: The Beautiful Small Things of Marshallese Self Representation." Joy Enomoto, visual artist and activist with an MLIS and an MA in Pacific Island Studies from UH Manoa

This talk will discuss the Marshallese photography exhibition AELÕÑ IN AIBOJOOJ that was displayed in July 2018 in Majuro as part of the Marshall Islands led National Climate Dialogue. This exhibition challenged the dominant doomsday narrative of climate change and presents the Marshall Islands through the eyes of Marshallese activists, scholars, artists and community members as they see their homeland. This project promotes the concept of an Oceania centered visual methodology and what that means for ethical research in the Pacific.

Joy Lehuanani Enomoto is a visual artist, kia'i and scholar. She holds an MA in both Pacific Islands Studies and Library Information Science, with an archives focus from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Her scholarship has been published in the Routledge Handbook of Postcolonial Politics and Amerasia Journal. As a visual artist she firmly believes that art should be used as a tool for social justice.

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Free and Open to the Public

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Center for Biographical Research, Mānoa Campus

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