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Maiana Minahal

Instructor – Languages, Linguistics and Literature

This is my sixth year of teaching at Kapi'olani Community College (KCC). I taught previously at the University of California at Berkeley, at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, and at several community colleges and community-based non-profit organizations in the Oakland/San Francisco Bay Area. I have twenty years of teaching experience, and came to this profession as a published poet and multi-media artist dedicated to encouraging literacy and creativity in marginalized communities.

Currently, I serve or have served as KCCʻs faculty advisor for:

  • Bayanihan sa KCC, the Filipino American student club
  • the LGBTQ student club (formerly the Gay/Queer Straight Alliance)
Phone (808) 734-9829
(808) 734-9316 (fax)
Office Olona 207
Academic Background

UC Berkeley

  • BA

Antioch University Los Angeles

  • MFA in Creative Writing
Research Interests

My areas of academic interest include contemporary multi-ethnic poetry of the U.S., social justice, queer and feminist writing, and Philippine American literature.

Selected Publications

Legend Sondayo (Civil Defense Poetry, 2009)

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