January 31, 2017
Pacific Currents, coedited by Professor Ty P. Kāwika Tengan, won a Council of Editors of Learned Journals award
The American Quarterly special issue, Pacific Currents, coedited by Ethnic Studies professor Ty P. Kāwika Tengan with Prof. Paul Lyons (Department of English) won the Council of Editors of Learned Journals award for the best special issue in 2017. In its citation for the award, the CELJ, notes:
“Pacific Currents” is the theme of AQ, which is now in its 67th volume. The issue compiles a great many directions for studying the multifaceted ways in which the Pacific shapes our understanding of the nation, through poems, artworks, and reflections; in a forum dedicated to the exchanges between native Pacific studies and American studies featuring seven meditations by diverse scholars; in an interview with a medical health community activist; in four essays analyzing “Crises of Signification”; three essays on “Rooted Routedness and Resistance”; four essays on “Prefigurations”; and two essay-reviews, on the arts as well as historical formations. Contributors run the gamut of some 12 different scholarly disciplines, truly a multi- and cross-disciplinary effort to create a landmark issue devoted to giving the field a new coherence and salience."