Aiko Yamashiro

Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities Pavilion
Presenting in the WE GO JAM! panel with Aaron Sala and Catherine Toth
Sunday May 6, 10:00 a.m.

Aiko Yamashiro is a PhD student in English at UH Mānoa, with an emphasis in cultural studies. She has researched and published on hapa haole music and local identity, and did an MA project looking at the histories passed down to us through the song “Manuela Boy.” She is also Project Director for various community/educational events connected to The Value of Hawaiʻi (UH Press, 2010), and is constantly learning more about being a part of critical and creative activism. Aiko is co-editor of Routes Vol. 1 (Kahuaomanoa P, 2010), a creative anthology on TheBus in Hawaiʻi, and Vice-Versa, an online creative journal. She is from Kāneʻohe, and graduated from Castle High School.

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