Lisa Kealohapaʻaokahaleole Hall

Lisa Kealohapaʻaokahaleole Hall
Program director
Indigenous Studies

On leave

Office: Clearihue A309

PhD (UC Berkeley)

Area of expertise

Intersections of race, colonialism, and indigeneity with gender and sexuality.

(Kanaka Maoli) Lisa Kahaleole Hall received an MA and PhD in Ethnic Studies from the University of California at Berkeley. She graduated with a BA cum laude in Women’s Studies from Yale University. Her research and teaching interests include the intersections of race, colonialism, and indigeneity with gender and sexuality. Hall is currently completing a book manuscript entitled Making Relations in the “House of Difference.” Prior to joining UVic, Hall was chair of the Women’s and Gender Studies program and the 2011-2016 National Endowment for the Humanities Preceptor in Women's Studies at Wells College in Aurora, NY. Throughout her time at Wells, she maintained visiting and courtesy professor status within Cornell University’s American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program.


“More than ‘Two Worlds’: Black Feminist Theories of Difference in Relation.” Critical Ethnic Studies 4.1 Special Issues, The Academy and What Can Be Done. 2018.

“Which of these things is not like the other: Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders are not Asian American, and all Pacific Islanders are not Hawaiian,” American Quarterly, 67:3 (2015): 727-747.

"Navigating Our Own 'Sea of Islands:' Remapping a Theoretical Space for Native Hawaiian Women and Indigenous Feminism." Wicazo Sa Review: Native Feminisms: Legacies, Interventions, and Indigenous Sovereignties, 24:2 (2009).

"Strategies of Erasure: US Colonialism and Native Hawaiian Feminism,"American Quarterly 60: 2 (2008), 273-280.

"'Hawaiian at Heart' and Other Fictions." The Contemporary Pacific 17.2 (2005), 404-413.

"Eating Salt," in Names We Call Home: Autobiography on Racial Identity, eds. Becky Thompson and Sangeeta Tyagi, New York: Routledge, 1996.

Lisa Kahaleole Chang Hall and J.Kehaulani Kauanui. "Same-Sex Sexuality in Pacific Literature" in Amerasia Journal 20:1 (1994): 75-81, reprinted as Dimensions of Desire, ed. Russell Leong, New York: Routledge, 1995.