NAS Welcomes Dr. Fuifuilupe Niumeitolu 2021 President's Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Niumeitolu

Fuifuilupe Niumeitolu is a Tongan/Oceania (Pacific Islander) scholar, storyteller and community organizer. Her community work and scholarship centers on: Critical Pacific Islands/ Oceania Studies, climate and land justice, ending violence against women and building radical relationalities between Oceania with California American Indian tribes to protect Indigenous Sacred sites here in California and in Oceania. Fui is a part of the Sogorea Te Land Trust <, an Indigenous women-led organization located in Oakland, CA that facilitates the rematriation of Indigenous lands back to Indigenous peoples and she hosts the popular “Sogorea Te Seeding Hope Speaker Series”. She is facilitating the “Oceania: Critical Pacific Islands Studies Research Working Group” in Fall 2021 and Spring 2022. Please let her or the Department know if you are interested in participating in this project.