Colonialism, settler colonialism, occupation theory, biopolitics, Indigeneity, cultural loss and preservation, Hawai`i, cultural and natural resources, landscape, resource extraction
Christine Rosenfeld is a PhD student in Cultural Studies who has a MS degree in Geography from Penn State. She completed her undergraduate degrees in Geography and Spanish. She speaks English, Spanish, a little French, and a tiny bit of Hawaiian.
For her master's research, she investigated US representations of Cuba over the last century with a focus on the tourism industry. She completed textual analysis and archival research.
For her doctorate research, she is interested in examining the development and effects of a landscape of conflict that exists in the Saddle region of Hawai`i Island. She positions the conflict within a history of colonialism and a present-day occupation.
She completed an internship at the Smithsonian Institution Archives, where she completed social analytics to evaluate the community behavior of volunteers of the online Transcription Center. She served as a co-guest editor of a special issue of the journal Collections dedicated to the Transcription Center that was published in Spring of 2016.