KATHRYN WADDELL TAKARA, Ph.D.
Publisher: Pacific Raven Press
Public Scholar: African American and Minority Group Politics,
Culture, and Critical Race Theory
Forthcoming by Kathryn Takara. Footprints in a Poem. Pacific Raven Press. 2017-18.
Forthcoming by Kathryn Takara. A Poet’s Memoir. Pacific Raven Press. 2017-18.
Shadow Dancing: Selling Survival in China. Kathryn Takara. Pacific Raven Press. 2017.
OTHER PUBLICATIONS BY PACIFIC RAVEN PRESS, LLC.
Different: Our Universal Longing for Community. Corinna Fales. Pacific Raven Press. 2016.
CHAPTERS IN BOOKS (Articles)
Freedom’s Frontier: African Americans in the West from Great Migration to Twenty First Century. Interview. “New Directions in Black Western Studies”. Anthology edited by Herbert Ruffin, Kalenda Eaton, and Michael Johnson. Syracuse U P. 2017.
Poems. Greens. Pale Yellow Love. Going Home to Tuskegee. One Change of Clothes and Determination. Chaminade Literary Review. Edition 26. Honolulu, Hawaii. Fall 2016.
Article. Dehumanization of the Black American Female: An American/Hawaiian Experience. Kimetta Hairston. June 2016.
Poetry Reading. Evening of Jazz at Hawaii State Art Museum. Honolulu, Hawaii. July 2017.
Poetry Reading. National League of American Pen Women. Pacific Club: Honolulu, Hawaii. May 2017.
Poetry Reading. Center for Chinese Studies. University of Hawaii Manoa. Shadow Dancing: $elling $urvival in China. Honolulu, Hawaii. March 2017.
Poetry Reading. Arts at Mark’s Garage. Shadow Dancing: $elling $urvival in China. Honolulu, Hawaii. March 2017.
Poetry Reading. African American Film Festival. Honolulu Museum of Art. Honolulu, Hawaii. February 2017.
Educational Presentation. FRAUHM annual meeting. “Being a Black Faculty Member at UH Manoa” Honolulu, Hawaii. September 2016.
Poetry Reading. Temple of Peace, Maui. March 2017
Poetry Reading. Basically Books, Hawaii Island. April 2017.
Poetry Readings. Beijing University Bookstore. Beijing, China. May-June 2017
Lectures. Beijing University of Foreign Studies (Bei Wai). “Perceptions of Blackness: Color Constraints and Confinement” Bei Wai, China. May-June 2017.
Lectures. University of Qingdao. “Perceptions of Blackness: Color Constraints and Confinement” Qingdao, China. June 2017.
Poetry Reading. International School of Abidjan. Abidjan, Cote d’Ivore (Ivory Coast, West Africa). March 2016.
Poetry Reading. American Embassy. Cote d’Ivore (Ivory Coast, West Africa). March 2016.
Poetry Reading. Pause Café. Cote d’Ivore (Ivory Coast, West Africa). March 2016.
Think Tech Hawaii-OC16, featured person. Honolulu, Hawaii. 2016.
Qingdao Newspaper Announcement. Qingdao, China. June 2017.
Hawaii Tribune-Herald Publicity. Honolulu, Hawaii. April 2017.
Hawaii Midweek Publicity. Honolulu, Hawaii. February 24, 2016.
Hawaii Midweek Publicity. Honolulu, Hawaii. February 10, 2016.
Hawaii Midweek Publicity. Honolulu, Hawaii. February 3, 2016.
Honolulu Star Advertiser Publicity. Honolulu, Hawaii. January 2016.
SPECIAL SKILLS / WRITING AND EDITING EXPERIENCE
Organization skills. Writing: creative and technical. Editing. Public Speaking. T.V. Radio talk shows, dramatic poetry readings, and interviews.
The Rotary Waialae Kahala
National League of American Pen Women. Current Chair of Membership.
Academy of American Poets
The Links, Inc.(Previously the secretary, 4 years.) Current Chair: Strategic Plan Committee and Arts Facet.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
African Heritage Cultural Center
National Association of Professional Women
The Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture
African American Educational Center in Hawai`i
Fulbright Alumni Association
American Academy of Poets
Western Political Science Association
Hawai`i Literary Arts Council
National Women’s Political Caucus
Hawai`i Afro-American Association
American Association of University Women
East-West Center (Colleague Level)
Lifetime Achievement Award. NAACP Honolulu Hawaii Branch. January 2016.