AMSA XXII: Scholar in Residence is Ty Tengan of University of Hawai’i
Ty P. Kawika Tengan, chair of the University of Hawai‘i (Manoa)’s Department of Ethnic Studies and Associate Professor in the University’s Department of Anthropology will be the Scholar in Residence at the American Men’s Studies Association’s Twenty-second Men and Masculinities Conference in Tacoma, Washington, March 27-29, 2014.
Professor Tengan’s 2008 book Native Men Remade: Gender and Nation in Contemporary Hawai‘i” presents an ethnography of a Hawaiian men’s cultural group on Maui called the Hale Mua. The ethnography analyzes ways in which Indigenous men remake their cultural and gender identities, with a particular focus on the intersection of nationalism and masculinities.He has published on the history of anthropology in Hawai‘i and the efforts of Hawaiians to repatriate human remains and burial objects from museums and government institutions. He has contributed to and published on a Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum exhibit entitled “Hui Panal?‘au: Hawaiian Colonists, American Citizens” that told the story of 130 young men of Hawai‘i who occupied islands in the equatorial Pacific between 1935-1942.
Professor Tengan has been involved in exploring and developing new models for Indigenous research in anthropology and the social sciences, including ways to articulate local research agendas with other modes of critical scholarship. He is presently working on two new projects: a study of Native Hawaiian veterans’ experiences from WWII through the present, and a collaboration with Matt Tomlinson on re-theorizing mana in the Pacific.
AMSA’s Scholar-in-Residence program is intended as an opportunity for a leading scholar to actively engage attendees throughout the conference. This year’s Scholar-in-Residence has a particular expertise in indigenous methodologies. Conference attendees will be able to interact with him around their own scholarship and practice. More information about opportunities for both formal and informal interaction with our Scholar-in-Residence will be provided as the conference approaches.
For more information about AMSA XXII go to the 2014 Conference Info Page.