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Tevita Kaili

Dean/Professor
Faculty of Culture, Language & Performing Arts

Research Interests:

Indigenous Anthropology; Moana/Oceanian Tā-Vā (Time-Space) Theory; Migration, Diaspora, and Transnationalism; Indigenous Knowledge; Pacific Islands Studies; Tongan Language; Language Revitalization; Anthropology of Religion, Moana/Oceanian Oral Traditions; Moana/Oceanian Mythologies; Applied Anthropology; Moana/Oceania.

Education:

  • Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA, 2008
  • M.A. Anthropology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA, 2003
  • M.S.W. Social Work, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, 1998
  • B.S. Psychology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, 1996
  • B.S. Accounting, Brigham Young University Hawaiʻi, Lāʻie, Hawaiʻi, USA, 1993

Teaching:

Cultural Anthropology; Critical ethnographic methods; Anthropology of time & space; Indigenous Anthropology; Pacific Islander Studies; Applied Anthropology

Classes

Anthropology (ANTH):

·ANTH 105 – Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
·ANTH 210 – Contemporary Pacific Societies
·ANTH 307 – U.S. Pacific Islander Contemporary Culture
·ANTH 310 – Anthropology Theory
·ANTH 322 – Ethnographic Skills
·ANTH 445 – Issues in Current Anthropology

  • Anthropology of Time and Space
  • Language, Culture, and Society
  • Linguistic Anthropology
  • Material Culture

·ANTH 445 – Anthropology of Religion
·ANTH 447 – Applied and Development Anthropology
·ANTH 460 – Anthropology of Globalization

International Cultural Studies (ISC):
·ICS 399R – Internship in International Cultural Studies
·ICS 490 – Senior Seminar
·ICS 496R – Student Research

Pacific Islands Studies (PAIS):

·PAIS 105 – Introduction to Pacific Islands Studies
·ANTH 210 – Contemporary Pacific Societies
·ANTH 307 – U.S. Pacific Islander Contemporary Culture
·PAIS 498 – Internship in the Pacific