About this Event
The Transpacific Research Cluster invites you to join us for a talk by Dr. Craig Santos Perez as he discusses his latest book Navigating CHamoru Poetry: Indigeneity, Aesthetics, and Decolonization. We are so grateful for your support of the cluster this semester and wanted to personally invite you all to the final event we are hosting this school year.
Date & Time: Tuesday, April 5th from 1-2pm
Registration Link: bit.ly/perezbooktalk
Navigating CHamoru Poetry is the first monograph to focus on CHamoru literature from Guåhan. Throughout, Perez develops an Indigenous literary methodology called “wayreading” to navigate the currents of CHamoru poetry, cultural identity, decolonial politics, diasporic migrations, and Native aesthetics. He argues that CHamoru poetry expresses innovative forms of indigeneity rooted in ancestral arts and routed through the histories of colonialism and the imaginary of decolonial futures.
Dr. Perez is a Chamoru from Guåhan (Guam). He is the co-editor of six anthologies, and the author of five poetry books and the monograph, Navigating CHamoru Poetry: Indigeneity, Aesthetics, and Decolonization. He holds a Ph.D. in ethnic studies from UC Berkeley and is a professor in the English department, and affiliate faculty with the Center for Pacific Islands Studies and the Indigenous Politics Program, at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.
Hosted by the Transpacific Research Cluster and sponsored by the Department of American Studies & Ethnicity and the Center for Transpacific Studies.
We hope to see you there!