ʻUmi Perkins teaches Hawaiian History at the Kamehameha Schools, Kapālama, a private, preparatory school for native Hawaiian students in Honolulu. He is also a lecturer in Political Science at Windward Community College in Kāneʻohe, Hawaiʻi. He has a master’s degree in Government from Harvard and is completing a PhD in Political Science at the University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa. He is the author of the forthcoming textbook Moʻolelo: A Hawaiian History, and his dissertation research is focused on Hawaiian land tenure. He sits on the editorial boards of Kamehameha Publishing and the academic journal Hūlili: Multidisciplinary Research on Hawaiian Well-Being. In 2004 he was a Fulbright scholar to New Zealand, studying the country’s educational system.
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