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University of Michigan Associate Professor Vicente Diaz will present, "In the Wake of Matapang's Canoe: Alternative Histories of Chamorro Catholicism and its Opposition" on Tuesday, August 23 at 5:30 p.m. in the University of Guam CLASS Lecture Hall as the featured speaker in Robert Underwood’s Presidential Lecture Series.
Vicente M. Diaz, PhD, is Associate Professor of Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies at the University of Michigan.
Born and raised on Guam, Diaz taught Pacific History and Micronesian Studies at the University of Guam from 1992 to 2001 until he relocated to his present post at the University of Michigan.
Diaz is a co-founder of the Guam Traditional Seafarers, which helped revived traditional canoe building and navigation in Guam, served as the historian for Hale'ta series of Guam history and civics books produced by the Guam Political Status Educational Coordinating Commission in the 1990s.
Diaz is published widely in the fields of Pacific history, anthropology, and cultural studies, and is currently an elected council member of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA), an international association of native academics and scholars who are advancing the field of comparative native studies. Of Pohnpeian and Filipino lineage, Diaz is the son of retired Judge Ramon V. and Josefina C. Diaz of Dededo.
The presentation is free of charge and open to the community. The presentation and will be followed by a question and answer session.