Bryan Kamaoli Kuwada

Bryan Kamaoli Kuwada believes in the power and potential of ea, of life, of breath, of rising, of sovereignty, because he sees it all around him, embodied in the ʻāina, the kai, his family, his friends, and his beautiful community. He is a long-time Ph.D. candidate in English at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, focusing on translation theory. He is currently editor of the journal Hūlili: Multidisciplinary Research on Hawaiian Well-Being, and is part of the blogging collective Ke Kaʻupu Hehi ʻAle (, a group of indigenous Pacific and allied scholar/poet/activists. He also writes dorky steampunk and sci-fi stories set in Hawaiʻi.