Angela L. Robinson, a Third-Year Doctoral Student in Gender Studies, Analyzes the Affective Relationship of Colonialism and Sovereignty in the Pacific Islands with Special Attention to the Role of Queer Indigenous Performance

Drawing Upon Work From Indigenous Feminist Scholars, Such As Mishuana Goeman, Dian Million, And Teresia Teaiwa, Her Project Locates The Production Of National Settler Affect In Hawai’i And New Zealand And Extends The Materiality Of Archival Evidence To The Affective Structures Of Colonial Governance That Respond To Indigenous Movements For Self-Determination In The Pacific Islands. To Rethink The Common Sense Of The Nation-State, Angela Examines Indigenous Performance And Ritual As Critical Sites Of Intervention That Offer Potentially Radical Visions Of Indigenous Futurity And Survivance.Read the full article here.