Vicente M. Diaz: "When Vessels Collide: The Revitalization of Traditional Canoes and Postcolonial Commemorations in the Pacific Islands"
Vicente M. Diaz is Filipino Pohnpeian (Micronesia) from Guam. He joined the Asia/Pacific American Studies Program faculty in Fall 2001 after teaching Pacific History and Micronesian Studies at the University of Guam since 1991. He received his undergraduate and masters degrees in Political Science from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, and his doctorate degree from the interdisciplinary History of Consciousness program at the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1992. As part of his academic work, Diaz is actively involved in traditional Micronesian seafaring practices and in indigenous Pacific video production as modes of cultural and historical critique and expression.