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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
Tags
Cultural Anthropology Program