It’s Making Waves Monday…time to recognize a stellar #CPISgraduate making impact in the Pacific Islands Studies community.
Today’s #MakingWavesMonday features Dr. Keith L. Camacho who completed his M.A. in Pacific Islands Studies at CPIS and his Ph.D. in History at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in 1998 and 2005, respectively. Currently, he is an associate professor in the Asian American Studies Department and a faculty affiliate in the Critical Race Studies Program at the University of California, Los Angeles. Professor Camacho is also the author of Sacred Men: Law, Torture, and Retribution in Guam (Duke University Press, 2019) and Cultures of Commemoration: The Politics of War, Memory, and History in the Mariana Islands, (University of Hawai‘i Press, 2011), the co-editor of Militarized Currents: Toward a Decolonized Future in Asia and the Pacific (University of Minnesota Press, 2010), and the former senior editor of Amerasia Journal from 2013-2018. His new anthology, Reppin: Critical Youth Studies in Oceania, is forthcoming with the University of Washington Press.
Thinking back on his CPIS days, Professor Camacho remembers that “The Center for Pacific Islands Studies exposed me to a stellar group of faculty mentors and classmates from Hawai’i and Oceania. I thus remain deeply grateful for their direction and support during my early years as an educator, organizer, and researcher.”
Warm aloha from Hawai’i, Dr. Camacho, and mahalo for the excellent ambassador of Pacific Islands Studies that you are!