elected Council member of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association. She has published articles in premier journals such as American Quarterly, Amerasia, Intersections, and Pacific Studies and has a forthcoming book (Fall 2019) with the University of North Carolina Press, entitled: Placental Politics: CHamoru Women, White Womanhood and Indigeneity under US Colonialism in Guam. She has been involved in numerous public history and community projects in Guam and Minnesota. She worked as a researcher and writer for the Hale’-ta textbook series, co-produced documentaries on Micronesian navigation and prewar pattera/nurse-midwives, and worked with Humanities Guåhan to conduct community conversations about the military buildup. She is currently involved in canoe revitalization and water stewardship and sustainability projects among Native Pacific Islanders and American Indians of Mni Sota Makoce/Minnesota. DeLisle is the granddaughter of Juan Guerrero Taitano (Familian Liberatu/Kabesa) and Maria Castro San Nicolas Taitano (Familian Nungi-Assan) and the daughter of Arthur James and Maria Taitano DeLisle. She was born and raised in Guåhan (Yigu) and she and her husband, Vince Diaz, have three daughters: Nicole, Gabriela, and Eva, and a granddaughter, Maria-Sol.
50・4th Marianas History Conference 2019