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Full Vita available on request

Scholarly Book in Progress

One Salt Water: Writing the Pacific Ocean in Contemporary Indigenous Protest Literatures

Peer Reviewed Articles, Special Issues, and Edited Collections

  • Expanding Black and Indigenous Ecologies. Special issue of English Language Notes 62.1. Co-editor with Delali Kumavie. Forthcoming, 2024.

  • Global Visions from Oceania. Special issue of Literature Compass. Co-editor with Tina Makereti. Forthcoming.

  • Deep Horizons: A Multisensory Archive of Ecological Casualties & Prospects. Co-edited with Brianne Cohen and Erin Espelie. Amherst College Press, 2023.

  • " 'I think i beleive in civil rights": Re-Remembering Trans-Indigenous Political Activism in Pauline Vaeluaga Smith's Dawn Raid." Studies in the Novel 54.3: 2022, 293-311.

  • "Reckoning with the Oceanic Territoriality of 'Uncle SPAM': Processed Meats and Resurgent Seeds in Craig Santos Perez's Poetics of the Militarized Pacific." Native American and Indigenous Studies 9.2: 2022, 38-65.

  • "One Salt Water: The Storied Work of Trans-Indigenous Decolonial Imagining with West Papua. The Contemporary Pacific 34.1: 2022, 1-29.

  • “Mapping Modernity in Guam: The Ecologies of Craig Santos Perez’s Poetics.” New Oceania: Modernisms and Modernities in the Pacific. Eds. Matthew Hayward and Maebh Long. Routledge, 2019. 100-116.

Selected Public Writing & Creative Essays


Selected Short Fiction

  • "True Things." Blue Earth Review 23, Dec. 2019.

  • “Flounder,” Landfall 235, May 2018.

  • “The Desert Road,” takahē 92, Apr. 2018.

  • Mango Season,” Guernica, 8 May 2017.

  • “Fishing Boy.” Headland I, Jan. 2015. Reprinted as"Fishing Boy” by Penguin NZ for Short Story Club with Jesse Mulligan, Radio NZ, 21 April, 2017.


Selected Poetry

  • This is my yum," Hawai'i Review Online, May 29, 2019.

  • “Catcall on Oakton Street,” Poetry NZ Yearbook 53, 2019. 

  • “Kina.” Ika 2, 2014.

  • “The Opportunity Shop.” Ika 2, 2014.

Review Essays/ Book Reviews

  • Review of Craig Santos Perez's From Unincorporated Territory series, Chicago Review 64: 1/2/3, June 2021: 335-341.

  • Review of New Sea Land by Tim Jones, a fine line: the journal of the New Zealand Poetry Society, Aug 2018.

  • “Literature of a Lonely Land,” Review of The Lonely and the Alone: The Politics of Isolation in New Zealand Fiction. By Doreen D’Cruz and John C. Ross, definingnz, Jan 2012: 2-3.

Selected Creative Writing Awards & Recognition
  • Commended: Landfall Essay Competition, 2021

  • Shortlisted: William Saroyan International Prize for Writing 2018

  • Long-listed: Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2018

  • Shortlisted: takahē Magazine Short Story Competition, 2018

  • Long-listed: Room Magazine Short Story Competition, 2017

  • Highly Commended: The Moth Short Story Prize, 2017

  • Long-listed: Fish Publishing Fiction Prize, 2017

  • Shortlisted: Commonwealth Short Story Prize, 2016

  • Highly Commended: BNZ Katherine Mansfield Literary Award, 2013

  • Winner and Runner-Up: AA Directions New Travel Writer of the Year, 2011

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