Dr Jesi Lujan Bennett

Jesi Bennett


Qualifications: PhD American Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UHM); Museum Studies Graduate Certificate, UHM; MA Pacific Islands Studies, UHM; BA Ethnic Studies (Honors), University of California, San Diego (UCSD); BA Critical Gender Studies, UCSD

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Iwi: Chamoru

Papers Taught

Research Supervised

Current Co-Supervisions

Karamea Wright- PhD student

Wanda Ieremia-Allan- PhD student

Marylise Dean- MA student

Maluseu Monise- MA student

Recent Publications

  • Bennett, J. L. (2022). “I Sengsong San Diego”: The Chamoru Cultural Festival and the formation of a Chamoru Diasporic Community. Pacific Arts, 22(1). doi:10.5070/pc222156844 Open Access version:

  • Greensill, H., Dean, M. V. F., Monise, M., Taito, M., Bennett, J., & Pasisi, J. (2021). Tupuna wahine, saina tupuna vaine, matua fifine, ma'piag hani: Grandmothers in the archive. In New Zealand History Association Conference 2021.

  • Bennett, J. (2021). Migrating beyond the Måttinan: Chamoru Diasporic Routes, Indigenous Identities, and Public Exhibitions. (PhD Thesis, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Hawaii).

  • Bennett, J. (2021). [Review of The Empires’ Edge: Militarization, Resistance, and Transcending Hegemony in the Pacific, by Sasha Davis]. Micronesian Educator, 31, 148-149. Retrieved from

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Pacific Studies; Chamoru Studies; American Colonialism and Militarization; Indigenous Studies; Diaspora and Migration; Museum Studies; Material Culture