Hūlili is a multidisciplinary forum for current research that examines the nature, needs, and strengths of Kānaka Maoli and Native Hawaiian communities. Through collaboration and critique, Hūlili fosters new connections and shared insights to mobilize greater Hawaiian well-being.

The journal’s editoral board provides direction and expertise to ensure cultural and academic rigor.

Randall K. Quinones Akee
University of California, Los Angeles
Maenette K. P. Ah Nee-Benham
University of Hawai‘i–West O‘ahu
Toni Bissen
The Pūʻā Foundation
Thomas Kā‘eo Duarte
Kamehameha Schools
Cynthia G. Franklin
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
kuʻualoha hoʻomanawanui
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Walter Kahumoku III
University of Hawai‘i–West O‘ahu
J. Kēhaulani Kauanui
Wesleyan University
Morris Lai
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Kawika M. K. I. Liu
Imperial Health Plan of California
Mele Look
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Jodie Mattos
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Kaleo Patterson
Pacific Justice and Reconciliation Center
ʻUmi Perkins
Kamehameha Schools
Kalei Stern
Mid Pacific Institute
Ty P. Kāwika Tengan
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
William H. Wilson
University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo

Hūlili is published by Kamehameha Publishing, a division of Kamehameha Schools.




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