N.S. ‘Ilaheva Tua’one’s dissertation, Tahitian Beaches and London Parlors, argues that British and, later American, subjectivities and identities are produced through explorer and discovery narratives. Her close readings of 18th c. and 19th c. British and American literature – both fiction and non-fiction – expose and destabilize some of the most persistent and pernicious myths about the Pacific and Pacific Islanders while also demonstrating how these narratives produced British and American subjects at home and in the colonies. Beginning in Fall 2020 she will begin a tenure-track assistant professorship in the Women’s and Ethnic Studies Program (WEST) at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.