The Politics of Indigeneity, Anarchist Praxis, and Decolonization

  • J. Kēhaulani Kauanui


J. Kēhaulani Kauanui is Professor of American Studies and affiliate faculty in Anthropology at Wesleyan University, where she teaches courses on indigenous studies, critical race studies, settler colonial studies, and anarchist studies. She is the author of Hawaiian Blood: Colonialism and the Politics of Sovereignty and Indigeneity (Duke University Press 2008) and Paradoxes of Hawaiian Sovereignty: Land, Sex, and the Colonial Politics of State Nationalism (Duke University Press 2018). She is also the editor of Speaking of Indigenous Politics: Conversations with Activists, Scholars, and Tribal Leaders (University of Minnesota Press 2018). Kauanui is one of the six co-founders of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA), established in 2008. She serves on the advisory board for the U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel and is currently completing a book provisionally titled “Indigenous Implications: Decolonizing U.S. Palestine Solidarity Activism.”