All publications by Dr. RDK “Doug” Herman


Giving Back: Research and Reciprocity in Indigenous Settings. Oregon State University Press, 2018.

Scholarly Articles:

“Pacific Worlds: Indigeneity, Hybridity and Globalization.” Verge: Studies in Global Asias: ‘Indigeneity at Sea,’ Vol. 4 no. 2, Fall 2018: 15-24.

“Traditional Knowledge in a time of Crisis:  Climate Change, Culture and Communication.” Sustainability Science Vol. 11 no. 1( 2015): 163-176.

“‘Something Savage and Luxuriant’: American Identity and the Indian Place-Name Literature.” American Indian Culture and Research Journal,  39:1 (2015): 25-26.

“Approaching Research in Indigenous Settings: Nine Guidelines.” Toolbox of principles for research in indigenous contexts: Ethics, respect, equity, reciprocity and collaboration (2015): 103-113.

 “The Life of the Land: Missionary Geography in the Hawaiian Islands.” Missiology: An International Review, Vol. XXXIX no. 1, January 2011: 59-78.

 “Out of Sight, Out of Mind, Out of Power: Leprosy, Race, and Colonization in  Hawai‘i.”  Hūlili: Multidisciplinary Research on Hawaiian Well-Being Vol. 6 (2010): 265-296.

 “Reflections on the Importance of indigenous Geography.” American Indian Culture and Research Journal, Vol. 32 no. 3 (2008): 73-88

“Inscribing Empire: Guam and the War in the Pacific National Historical Park.” Political Geography Vol. 27 no. 6 (2008): 630-651.

“Encountering Indigeneity: Re-imagining and Decolonizing Geography” (with W.S Shaw & G. R. Dobbs).  Geografiska Annaler Vol.88B no. 3 (2006): 267–276.

“Coin of the Realm: The Political Economy of “Indolence” in Hawai‘i.” History and Anthropology  Vol. 11 no. 2/3 (1999): 387-416.

“The Aloha State: Place Names and the Anti-Conquest of Hawai‘i.” Annals, Association of American Geographers Vol. 89 no. 1 (1999): 76-92.

“Hawaï, à la Croisée des Chemins: la renaissance d’une identité Pacifique.” Revue Tiers-Monde Tome XXXVIII no. 149,  Janvier-Mars (1997): 177-196.

“The Dread Taboo, Human Sacrifice, and Pearl Harbor.” The Contemporary Pacific Vol. 8 no. 1 (1996): 81-125.

Magazine Articles:

“Making it Right: Hawaiian Approaches to Conflict Resolution.” Juniata Voices, Fall/Winter 2019: 87-104.

“A Brief, 500-year History of Guam.” Smithsonian Magazine online, August 15, 2017.

“How the Story of ‘Moana’ and Maui Holds Up Against Cultural Truths.” Smithsonian Magazine online, December 2, 2016

“Auwe Ua Hiti E! Hōkūleʻa’s worldwide voyage comes to America.”  National Museum of the American Indian Magazine, Summer 2016: 40-45.

“Nine Days of a Sailor-Scholar’s Life Aboard the Canoe Circumnavigating the Globe.” Smithsonian Magazine online, June 20, 2016.

“Finding Lessons on Culture and Conservation at the End of the Road in Kaua‘i.” Smithsonian Magazine online, June 1, 2016.

“A Firsthand Account of What It Takes to Pilot a Voyaging Canoe Across the Ocean.” Smithsonian Magazine online, March 31, 2016.

“Pope Francis Is Just the Latest to Bridge the Gap Between Religion and Culture.” Smithsonian Magazine online, September 25, 2015.

“The Heart of the Hawaiian Peoples’ Arguments Against the Telescope on Mauna Kea.” Smithsonian Magazine online, April 23, 2015.

“What Climate Change Will Mean for the People of Oceania.” Smithsonian Magazine online, March 27, 2015.

“A New Way for Stewardship of Mother Earth: Indigeneity.” Smithsonian Magazine online, September 30, 2015.

“How the Voyage of the Kon-Tiki Misled the World About Navigating the Pacific.” Smithsonian Magazine online, September 4, 2014.

“For Four Years, This Polynesian Canoe Will Sail Around the World Raising Awareness of Global Climate Change.” Smithsonian Magazine online, June 23, 2014.

“Ways of Knowing: ‘Naked science’ or Native Wisdom?” (with Cynthia-Lou Coleman). National Museum of the American Indian Magazine, Winter 2010/11: 28-33.

“The Three Roots of Manifest Destiny.”  National Museum of the American Indian Magazine, Winter 2009: 22-25.

“The Kingdom of Hawai‘i.”  National Museum of the American Indian Magazine, Spring 2008: 40-44, 47.

Book Chapters

“Indigenous Geography and Place-Based Intangible Heritage.” In M. Stefano & Peter Davis, eds. (2016), The Routledge Companion to Intangible Cultural Heritage, 2016.  Routledge: pp. 314-330.

“The Canoe, The Island and The World.” In Denise Torres and Phoebe Godfrey, eds. (2016), Systemic Crises of Global Climate Change: Intersections of Race, Class and Gender.  Routledge: pp. 86-102.

“In the Canoe: Reflections on Time, Space and Becoming.” In Jay T. Johnson and Soren C. Larsen, eds. (2014), A Deeper Sense of Place: Stories and Journeys of Indigenous-Academic Collaboration. Corvallis: Oregon State University Press: 55-72.

“Pu‘u Kohola: Spatial Genealogy of a Symbolic Landscape.” In Gary Backhaus and John Murungi, eds. (2008), Symbolic Landscapes Lanham, Md: Lexington Books.

“Connecting the Dots: Colonialism and Globalization in Western Micronesia” in Gary Backhaus and John Murungi, eds. (2008), Colonial and Global Interfacings: Imperial Hegemonies and Democratizing Resistances, SUNY Press.

“‘Race,’ Identity and Representation.” In M. Rapaport, ed. (1999), The Pacific Islands: Environment and Society in Oceania.  Honolulu: The Bess Press: 156-180.

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