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Lisa Kahaleole Hall (Kanaka Maoli)

Lisa Kahaleole Hall

Visiting Associate Professor

472A Caldwell Hall
(607) 255-6246

Professor Hall is currently completing a book manuscript entitled We Çall Out Their Names: A Genealogy of Theories "in the Flesh" that examines how key ethnic studies and women’s studies theoretical interventions of the 1980s and 90s have been miscast as praxis in opposition to “Theory” in ways that have enabled other theorists to evade the intellectual challenges they posed.

Her second book project in progress, ‘Strategies Of Erasure’: Hawai’i as a Site of Conceptual Distortion, analyzes how Native Hawaiians have been conceptually elided by dominant categories employed by scholars of racialization and gender in the US. An excerpt from the project entitled “Strategies of Erasure: U.S. Colonialism and Native Hawaiian Feminism,” appeared in American Quarterly, with a fuller treatment in a special issue on Native Feminisms published by Wicazo Sa Review. Another piece of the larger project was just published in the September 2015 American Quarterly asWhich of These Things Is Not Like the Other: Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders Are Not Asian Americans, and All Pacific Islanders Are Not Hawaiian.”

Dr. Hall is teaching AIS 2400, Indigenous Women’s Experiences in the Spring semester.


  • B.A. cum laude Yale University, Women's Studies
  • M.A. University of California at Berkeley, Ethnic Studies
  • Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley, Ethnic Studies