Possessing Polynesians: Whiteness and Settler Colonialism in Hawai`i
Maile Arvin is an assistant professor of History and Gender Studies at the University of Utah. A Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) scholar, her research focuses on historical and contemporary issues of race, indigeneity, gender and science particularly in relation to Kānaka Maoli, the Western idea of the Polynesian race as almost white, and the broader Indigenous Pacific. She earned her Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from the University of California at San Diego in June 2013. She is a former University of California Presidentʻs Postdoctoral Fellow, Charles Eastman Dissertation Fellow in Native American Studies at Dartmouth College, and Ford Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellow.