Queer Textures and Digestible Futures: Theorizing Indigenous Foods through Hawaiian Poi

Hi'ilei Hobart

Northwestern University

Hiʻilei Julia Kawehipuaakahaopulani Hobart is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Native American and Indigenous Studies, with joint appointments in the Kaplan Institute, Program in Science in Human Culture, and Asian American Studies at Northwestern University. Her work, which has appeared in Food, Culture, and Society and Global Food History, looks at the points of intersection between foodscapes and indigeneity.


Hi’ilei Julia Hobart similarly considers indigenous food systems of the Pacific, here in relation to US imperialism in Hawai’i. Once a primary staple food for Kanaka Maoli, kalo products like poi and paʻi ʻai are now... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Hi'ilei Hobart (Northwestern University)

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P38 » Ecologies of Empire (10:15 - Friday, 23rd March, Enchantment B)

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