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Dr. Jonathan Kay Kamakawiwoʻole Osorio

Professor, Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies

Dr. Jonathan Kay Kamakawiwoʻole Osorio is a full professor and has a PhD in History from the University of Hawaiʻi. At Kamakakūokalani, he has developed and taught classes in history, literature, law as culture, music as historical texts, and research methodologies for and from indigenous peoples. His recent publications include The Value of Hawaiʻi: Knowing the Past and Shaping the Future, which he co-edited and authored, and Dismembering Lāhui: A History of the Hawaiian Nation to 1887. He is also a composer and singer and has been a Hawaiian music recording artist since 1975. Read more ...