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Beverly Singer

University of Hawaiʻi West Oʻahu distinguished visiting scholar Beverly Singer will discuss her work advocating for indigenous perspectives and hold a film screening on Tuesday, September 13, 9:30–11 a.m. in the Multipurpose Room (C208) at UH West Oʻahu.

Singer, a filmmaker and educator of Tewa and Dine ancestry from the Santa Clara Pueblo, will discuss how her pedagogy, research and films address decolonizing education and the depiction of indigenous peoples in narrative as well as images. The selected film will highlight examples of indigenous self-portrayal and topics of importance such as community health, traditional beliefs and land issues.

Singer is an associate professor emeritus of anthropology and Native American studies at the University of New Mexico and serves as the director of the Alfonso Ortiz Center for Intercultural Research. She is well known for one of her popular authored pieces used by students in media and film titled Wiping the War Paint of the Lens: Native American Film and Video.

More about UH West Oʻahu’s Distinguished Visiting Scholars Program

The University of Hawaiʻi West Oʻahu Distinguished Visiting Scholars Program brings seasoned scholars and practitioners in the humanities, social sciences, and indigenous arts, traditions and cultures to UH West Oʻahu for the benefit of students, faculty, staff and the community.

This Distinguished Visiting Scholar event is hosted by Christy Mello and is sponsored by the University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu Distinguished Visiting Scholars Fund. It is also supported by the Anthropology Club, PIKO Project (Title III), Indigenous Education and the Uluʻulu Moving Image Archive.

Go to the UH West Oʻahu news release for more on the event.