Noelani Arista (2009-2010)

Noelani Arista (2009-2010) - (Hawaiian) received her PhD in American History from Brandeis University. Her dissertation "Outrage and Silence: Encountering History in Early Nineteenth-Century Hawai'i" reorients the discussion about the role New England missionaries played in Hawaiian politics and governance, the formation of law, and the persistence of kapu (oral chiefly pronouncement) in the decades before the first Hawaiian constitution (1840). She is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa in the Department of History. She specializes in Hawaii, 19th Century America, and Pacific World history.