Emma Gattey

Making Critical Scholarship out of Imperial Debris: Thirteen Ecocritical Takes on the Transpacific 

Book review: Empire and Environment: Ecological Ruin in the Transpacific. Edited by Jeffrey Santa Ana, Heidi Amin-Hong, Rina Garcia Chua and Zhou Xiaojing. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2022. https://doi.org/10.3998/mpub.11580516.  From the first page, the organising ethos of Empire and Environment is clear: this collection of poetry and scholarship ‘underscores the interrelation of colonialism, racial and extractive …

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Conference report: Indigenous Histories of Encounters in Asia-Pacific

Organised by Pacific Circle Secretary Sebestian Kroupa (University of Cambridge) and Stephanie Mawson (ICS, Universidade de Lisboa), the hybrid conference ‘Indigenous Histories of Encounters in Asia-Pacific’ was held at Wolfson College, University of Cambridge on 19 and 20 June 2023. With keynote addresses from Michael T. Carson (University of Guam) and Lynette Russell (Monash University) …

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Interview with Dr Madi Williams: Re-centring South Polynesian pūrākau (ancestral narratives)

Dr Madi Williams (Ngāti Kuia, Ngāti Koata, Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō, Rangitāne o Wairau) is a lecturer at the University of Canterbury where she researches the boundaries of history and the inclusion of Indigenous and non-Western perspectives in Aotearoa New Zealand and South Pacific histories. Her 2021 book, Polynesia, 900-1600: An overview of the history …

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