Hiʻilei Hobart

Hiʻilei Julia Kawehipuaakahaopulani Hobart is a postdoctoral fellow in Indigenous Studies at Northwestern University.
She holds a PhD in Food Studies from New York University, an MA in Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design and Culture from the Bard Graduate Center and an MLS in Archives Management and Rare Books from the Pratt Institute. Her research is concerned with how food and print media frames territorial occupation in nineteenth-century settler colonial contexts. Her dissertation research uses frozen water, or ice, to explore the politics of ingestion, representation, and materiality in settler colonial Hawai’i.