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Elyssa J. Santos is a CHamoru daughter of Guåhan (Guam), Mariana Islands. She holds a B.A. in History and Chamorro Studies from the University of Guam (UOG) and an M.A. in Pacific Islands Studies from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM). Before entering her History doctoral program at UHM, Santos served as an Archaeological Curation Specialist for the Guam Cultural Repository. Her scholarly research centers on CHamoru and Micronesian resistance to and agency within colonial projects, and CHamoru resurgence within the realms of traditional healing practices and language revitalization. As a FLAS scholar, Såntos's current projects uncover, utilize, and privilege archives written in her mother tongue. Santos views learning and speaking CHamoru as an act of resistance and thus facilitates a weekly CHamoru language learners study group. Beyond academia, she finds nourishment and inspiration from her family and through her work with CHamoru and Micronesian communities back home and in Hawaii.

Elyssa J. Santos is a CHamoru daughter of Guåhan (Guam), Mariana Islands. She holds a B.A. in History and Chamorro Studies from the University of Guam (UOG) and an M.A. in Pacific Islands Studies from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM). Before entering her History doctoral program at UHM, Santos served as an Archaeological Curation Specialist for the Guam Cultural Repository. Her scholarly research centers on CHamoru and Micronesian resistance to and agency within colonial projects, and CHamoru resurgence within the realms of traditional healing practices and language revitalization. As a FLAS scholar, Såntos's current projects uncover, utilize, and privilege archives written in her mother tongue. Santos views learning and speaking CHamoru as an act of resistance and thus facilitates a weekly CHamoru language learners study group. Beyond academia, she finds nourishment and inspiration from her family and through her work with CHamoru and Micronesian communities back home and in Hawaii.