Presentation of CMA Student Travel Awards, AAA 2017

Gwendolyn Saul and William Wood present the CMA Student Travel Award to Halena Kapuni-Reynolds of University of Hawai’i, Mānoa.


A doctoral student in the American Studies Department and the Museum Studies Graduate Certificate Program at the University of Hawai’i, Mānoa, Halena Kapuni-Reynolds is the recipient of a 2017 Student Travel Award. Halena’s work analyzing the curation of Hawaiian monarchical collections at the Bishop Museum and the Lyman House Memorial Museum, have informed his current work on developing moʻokūʻauhau (genealogy) as an Indigenous curatorial praxis. As part of the AAA panel session “Practice, Meaning, and Matter: Museum-Based Research and the Co‐Production of Anthropological Knowledge,” Halena will be presenting a paper on “Moʻokūʻauhau (Genealogies) of People and Practice: Indigenous Curation and the Care of Kanaka ʻŌiwi Collections at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum.”

Gwendolyn Saul and William Wood present the CMA Student Travel Award to Emily Buhrow Rogers of Indiana University.


Emily Buhrow Rogers is organizer of the panel session, “The Making of Value and Authenticity across Cultural Products.” Her presentation, “Weaving the Commons in Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Basket Making” provides insight into Choctaw community solutions for challenges faced by basket-makers in collecting basket making materials, as social and environmental conditions impact the natural prevalence of plant materials for basket-making. Her paper draws upon ethnographic research, studies in material culture and museum work. A doctoral student in the department of anthropology at Indiana University and a research associate with the Mathers Museum of World Cultures, Emily is a 2017 recipient of a Student Travel Award.