Dr. Anne Perez Hattori, professor of History and CHamoru Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Guam, has been selected as an editor of The Journal of Pacific History.
Hattori is the first indigenous Pacific Islander to hold the editorial post.
Hattori teaches courses in Guam and Pacific Islands history, gender, historiography, and research methods at the university. She completed her Ph.D. in Pacific History in 1999 from the University of Hawaii at Mānoa, and her doctoral research was published in 2004 as Colonial Dis-Ease: US Naval Health Policies and the Chamorros of Guam, 1898-1941 in the Pacific Islands Monograph Series, UH Press.
“Since I began studying Pacific Islands history in Hawaii, I was inspired by the pivotal role of JPH in shaping Pacific history as a legitimate field of study and in establishing the highest standards of historical research within our field. I’m honored and excited to become a part of this history.”
Hattori is the current president of the Pacific History Association and is also co-editor of the forthcoming Cambridge History of the Pacific Ocean, a two-volume, 64-chapter publication of Cambridge University Press due out in 2020.
Launched in 1966 from the world’s first Department of Pacific History at the Australian National University, JPH is now the leading refereed journal dedicated to the study of the Pacific Islands’ pasts. It is guided by two editors and a large editorial board. JPH is published four times per year and is available electronically or in hard copy through over 20,000 libraries worldwide.
JPH serves a broad community of historians, prehistorians, anthropologists, and scholars from a cross-section of disciplines. We publish articles in political, economic, religious and cultural history; critical surveys; comment; and analysis of contemporary developments. We also publish review articles, reviews (of books, media, performance, and exhibitions), primary documents and notes on source materials. Contributions of a comparative or theoretical nature that address questions of significance for Oceania are welcome. JPH on occasion publishes articles in French. (UOG)