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Spencer Quoted in Seattle Times on Centering Natives vs Tourism After the Tragic Maui Fires

Posted: 8/29/2023 (CSDE in the News)

CSDE Affiliate Michael Spencer was recently quoted in a news article by The Seattle Times entitled, “After devastating Maui fires, let’s center people, not tourism“. Dr. Spencer is a Native Hawaiian (Kānaka ‘Ōiwi) researcher and Professor in the School of  Social Work and Director of Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Oceania Affairs here at UW. This article highlights Dr. Spencer’s findings that focus on health equity among Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (NHOPI) populations.

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