Matt Ito

PhD Candidate, English


Matt Ito is a Hawaiʻi-born Asian American settler from Honolulu, Oʻahu and Ph.D student in English at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. His research interests include Hawaiian literature and methodologies, Place-based pedagogy, and Tradition Ecological Knowledge and Wisdom in Natural Resource Management in Hawaiʻi. Much of his work blends his love for fishing and the ocean with Hawaiian perspectives and practices of kuleana (responsibility) and lawaiʻa pono (fishing with a sense of care/balance/harmony).