E. Kalikoaloha Martin

Kumu Aʻo

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Kalikoaloha hails from Waipiʻo and came to ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi through hula. He has been a hula student for over a decade and is an active member of Hālau Nā Kamalei under the direction of Robert Uluwehionāpuaikawēkiuokalani Cazimero. Kaliko completed a B.A. in Hawaiian Studies and ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi and an M.A. in ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi. His thesis research detailed the anti-annexation rhetorical strategies used by Kanaka Maoli to resist the hegemonic oligarchs. He is currently a doctoral student of Political Science at UHM. He studies Hawaiian literature, Hawaiian language translation theory, language pedagogy, language advocacy, biopolitics and post-colonial studies in relation to Hawaiʻi.

Keʻena: SPAL 252

Helu Kelepona: (808) 956-4321

Leka Uila: ernesty@hawaii.edu