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Adria L. Imada

Adria Imada

Associate Professor

Affiliated Faculty, Critical Gender Studies Program

Social Sciences Bldg. Room 230
Phone: 858.534.8935
Fax: 858.534.8194
E-mail: alimada@ucsd.edu

Office Hours

2013-14: Sabbatical

2013-14 Courses



Ph.D., American Studies, New York University (2003)
Certificate, Culture and Media, New York University (2002)
B.A., American Studies, Yale University

Research InterestsAloha America

Cultures & Theories of U.S. Imperialism, Pacific Islands Studies, Indigenous Studies, Performance Studies, Visual Studies, Popular Culture, Gender and Sexuality, Disability Studies, Race and Medicine

Selected Publications

Aloha America: Hula Circuits through the U.S. Empire (Duke University Press, 2012)

“Transnational Hula as Colonial Culture.”  The Journal of Pacific History (2011)

“The Army Learns to Luau: Imperial Hospitality and Military Photography in Hawai‘i.” The Contemporary Pacific (2008)

“Hawaiians on Tour: Hula Circuits Through the American Empire.” American Quarterly (2004)

“Head Rush: Hip Hop and a Hawaiian Nation ‘On the Rise.’” in The Vinyl Ain’t Final: Hip-Hop and the Globalization of Black Popular Culture (2006)