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Vitae Brandon Tafea Polamalu 189 Glenhart Avenue, Winston, OR 97496 Email: [email protected] Education Masters of Arts, Pacific Island Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa, May 2009, Honolulu, HI Bachelor of Arts, English, Southern Oregon University, fall 2006, Ashland, OR Associate of Arts, General Education AAOT Umpqua Community College, July 2005, Roseburg, OR Publications: Research and Creative Works The Space Between: University of Hawaii at Manoa Occasional Paper Series. A selection of poetry and painting by Tafea Polamalu. Forthcoming Winter 2010. Honolulu, HI University of Hawaii at Manoa Center for Pacific Islands Studies Thesis and Portfolio Collection. "A Mango on the Madrone Tree: A Collection of Stories and Scribbles from a So-Called Afakasi." May 2009, Honolulu, HI Southern Oregon University McNair Scholars Journal, "Samoans and the American Dream: Unliving the American Dream." spring 2007, Ashland, OR SPEWS, Southern Oregon University's Online Publication: "Assanova." spring 2005, Ashland, OR Academic Presentations, Public Speeches and Television Appearances MA Thesis Defense at the Center for Pacific Islands Studies. "A Mango on the Madrone Tree: Stories and Scribbles from a So-Called Afakasi." May 2009, Honolulu, HI Poetry Reading at The Center For Pacific Island Studies. December 2008. Honolulu, HI.

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"Samoans and the American Dream: Unliving the American Dream." E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program National Conference and Graduation Fair, November 2006, Delavan, WI "Samoans and the American Dream: Unliving the American Dream." E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program Summer Research Symposium, August 2006, Ashland, OR Capstone Presentation of Creative Writing Collection, Southern Oregon University Department of English and Writing, spring 2006, Ashland, OR

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Climate of Polynesia, Southern Oregon University, Geography of Asia and Pacific,winter 2006, Ashland OR Topography of Polynesia, Southern Oregon University, Geography of Asia and the Pacific,winter 2006

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Agriculture of Polynesia, Southern Oregon University, Geography of Asia the Pacific,winter 2006 Cultural History of Polynesia, Southern Oregon University, Geography of Asia and the Pacific,winter 2006 Contemporary Issues of Polynesia, Southern Oregon University, Geography of Asia and the Pacific,winter 2006 Population Patterns of Polynesia, Southern Oregon University, Geography of Asia and the Pacific,winter 2006 The Rhetoric of Insults, Southern Oregon University, Topics in Rhetoric, spring 2005

Public Speaking

Southern Oregon University 2006 Commencement Ceremony. (Read self-written poem titled "Standing in the Shadow of Mt. Debt"), June 2006, Ashland, OR Educational Related Activities, Awards and Honors Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship, University of Hawaii at Manoa, April 2007, Honolulu, HI Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Summer Research Internship, Southern Oregon University, summer 2006, Ashland, OR Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Computer Assessment Skills Completion Award, Southern Oregon University, spring 2006, Ashland, OR Southern Oregon University President's List, spring 2006, Ashland, OR Southern Oregon University Dean's List Fall 2003, winter 04, spring 04, fall 04, fall 05, winter 06, Ashland, OR The Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program Scholar, Southern Oregon University, winter 2005- Current, Ashland, OR Recipient of the Catherine Molinar Knapp Multicultural Award. Awarded by the Southern Oregon University English Department, spring 2005 Recipient of the Southern Oregon University Diversity Scholarship, spring 2004 Poetry and Fiction Editor, "The West Wind Review," Southern Oregon University Publication for Poetry, Prose, and Fiction, winter 2004, Ashland, OR Academic Employment

GED Instructor, Umpqua Community College, Created and administered lesson plans for students preparing for five-subject GED exam. Tracked progress of students. Provided one-on-one instruction. summer 2009, Roseburg OR

Health Instructor, Umpqua Community College

Created and administered lesson plans for high school students. Facilitated classroom discussion concerning health issues. summer 2009, Roseburg OR Substitute Teacher (Multiple Subjects and Disciplines), High School, Middle School, and Elementary School, Spring 2008. Douglas County, OR Substitute Teacher (Multiple Subjects and Disciplines), High School, Middle School, and Elementary School, 2006-7 Academic School Year. Douglas County, OR Writing Tutor, Southern Oregon University Access Center, fall 2005, Ashland, OR Volunteer Activities AIDS Walk, May 2009, Honolulu, HI Volunteer Youth Reading, I participated in a grassroots neighborhood-reading project where neighborhood children gathered on the street while I read children's books and helped children to read. 2009, Honolulu HI Feeding the Hungry, I organized a multi-weekend project where my family and I made sandwiches and took them to Kapiolani Park to feed those in need of a meal. 2008, Honolulu HI YMCA Soccer Coach, fall 2006, Roseburg, OR Coordinated and hosted open mic sessions, SOU, fall 2004, Ashland OR Youth basketball coach, winter 2003, Roseburg, OR Hurricane relief mission providing relief to the inhabitants of Swains Island, funded by the American Samoan Government, winter 1997, Tutuila, American Samoa- Swains Island Membership in Professional Organizations Southern Oregon University Black Student Union, fall 2005, Ashland, OR Southern Oregon University Hawaii Club, spring 2005, Ashland, OR

Areas of Interest · · · · · · · Interdisciplinary Studies Demilitarization Peace and Nonviolence Politics of Identity Media Representations and Advertising Religion Race, Class, and Gender · · · · · Feminism and Masculinity Sociology Immigration, Assimilation versus acculturation, and the American Dream Globalization/ Westernization Poverty and Inequality

Conferences/Lectures and Presentations Attended Lawson Fuso Inada (NAES) Conference. San Francisco, spring 2006 National Association for Ethnic Studies Conference (NAES) Ethnic Communities in Transition, spring 2006, San Francisco, CA Shaping Personal Identity Amidst the Challenges of Acculturation (NAES), spring 2006, San Francisco, CA Battling White Supremacy with Ethnic Studies (NAES), spring 2006, San Francisco, CA Post Nostalgia: Ethnic Families and Communities in Transition (NAES), spring 2006, San Francisco, CA Community Organization Adaptation and Interaction in Dynamic Multicultural Networks (NAES) San Francisco, spring 2006 Racism, Justice, Education and Gender in 21st Century America: Undergraduate Perspectives from Ethnic Studies Majors (NAES), spring 2006, San Francisco, CA Settlers and Natives: Challenging Colonial Knowledge and Representation (NAES), spring 2006, San Francisco, CA Representing the In-Between: How Mixture "Re-Races" Contemporary United States (NAES), spring 2006, San Francisco, CA Pacific Islander Communities in Transition (NAES) spring 2006, San Francisco, CA Jackson Katz, Tough Guise/Male Gender Roles, spring 2005, Ashland, OR Saul Williams, BSU guest speaker/ poet, winter 2005, Ashland, OR Mary Berger, Emergent Poet, fall 2005, Ashland, OR Ann Sullivan, Emergent Poet, fall 2005, Ashland, OR Angela Davis, BSU guest speaker, winter 2005, Ashland, OR,

Other Employment Youth Crew Foreman for the County of Douglas 2008 Forest Officer for the Douglas Forest Protective Association 1995 -2007 Division Supervisor and Task Force Leader Certified Computer Related Skills · · · · · · · · Good understanding of the general operation of personal computer systems and laptops Familiar with Microsoft Office and all of its programs including Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, and Publisher Familiar with Blackboard Software for SOU on-line course information Familiar with internet communication and research Attended a Computer Skills Workshop (zip files, locating data via search engine, and downloading documents from the internet). Familiar with various printers and scanners Type 50+ words per minute Familiar with blog construction and basic website construction

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