Research

PHD RESEARCH

Lopesi, L. (2021). Moana Cosmopolitan Imaginaries: Toward an Emerging Theory of Moana Art. [PhD thesis, Auckland University of Technology].

EDITED PUBLICATIONS

Refiti, A. R., Lopesi, L., & Engels-Schwarzpaul A-Chr. (Eds). (2022 – forthcoming). Pacific Spaces: Translations and Transmutations. Oxford, New York: Berghahn Books. 

Tecun, A., Lopesi, L. & Sankar, A. (Eds.). (2022 – forthcoming). Grammar of Race. Bridget Williams Books: Wellington.

Thomsen, S. P., Lopesi, L., & Leenen-Young, M. (Eds). (2021) Uplifting Moana Perspectives: Emerging Pacific Researchers and New Directions in New Zealand-Based Pacific Research, Journal of New Zealand Studies (special issue), NS33.

AUTHORED PUBLICATIONS

Lopesi, L. (2022 – forthcoming). Irrecon-tweet-able differences: The digital rub of racial grammars and ethnic fragility. In A. Tecun, L. Lopesi & A. Sankar (Eds.). Grammar of Race. Bridget Williams Books: Wellington.

Thomsen, P., Lopesi, L., & Lee, K. L. (accepted – in press) Contemporary Moana Mobilities: Upward Mobility and the Settler Colonial State. The Contemporary Pacific.

Lopesi, L. (2021). ‘Suʻifefiloi: A Samoan Methodology for Transdisciplinary Theorising in Cosmopolitan Worlds’. Journal of New Zealand Studies, NS33 (Uplifting Moana Perspectives: Emerging Pacific Researchers and New Directions in New Zealand-Based Pacific Research), 127–139.

Thomsen, S. P., Lopesi, L., Gushiken, P. G., Damm L., Lee, K. L., Pickering-Martin, E., Iosefo, F., Naepi, S., Tuiburelevu, L. (2021). ‘Negotiating the Digital Vā: Emerging Pacific Scholars and Community Building on Twitter’. Journal of New Zealand Studies, NS33 (Uplifting Moana Perspectives: Emerging Pacific Researchers and New Directions in New Zealand-Based Pacific Research), 140–152.

Thomsen, S. P., Lopesi, L., & Leenen-Young, M. (2021). ‘Introduction: Charting Provocations and Exploring New Directions for Pacific Research in Aotearoa–New Zealand from Pacific Early Career Academic (PECA) Perspectives’. Journal of New Zealand Studies, NS33 (Uplifting Moana Perspectives: Emerging Pacific Researchers and New Directions in New Zealand-Based Pacific Research), 1–9.

Refiti, A. L., Engels-Schwarzpaul, A.-C., Lopesi, L., Lythberg, B., Waerea, L., & Smith, V. (2021). ‘Vā at the time of COVID-19: when an aspect of research unexpectedly turns into lived experience and practice’. Journal of New Zealand & Pacific Studies, 9(1, New Scholarship in New Zealand and Pacific Studies), 77-85.

Lopesi, L. (2021). I Find Myself in an Entanglement. In J. Randerson, C. Huddleston & A. Chang (Eds) 2020 Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange Aotearoa: Ngā Tai o te Ao: the global tides. St Paul St Gallery, AUT; Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. 58-61.

Lopesi, L. (2020). Quiet Gestures, Gift Exchange and Public Formations: The work of D.A.N.C.E Art Club and Public Share. In C. Camiere & L. Tan (Eds.). Routledge Companion to Art in the Public Realm. New York: Routledge. 117–125.