Tina Grandinetti

RMIT University

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Tina Grandinetti is a biracial Uchinaanchu woman, born and raised in occupied Hawaiʻi. She is interested in the intersections of settler colonialism, neoliberalism, and urban inequality. Her currently doctoral project interrogates the production of housing insecurity and settler colonial geographies in Hawaiʻi by engaging in critical ethnographic research in two very different urban spaces; Kakaʻako, a luxury redevelopment district, and Puʻuhonua O Waiʻanae, an Indigenous-led houseless encampment. Her work has been published in Alternatives: Global, Local, Political, Settler Colonial Studies, and The Journal of Human Geography, and in the anthologies The Value of Hawaiʻi 2: Ancestral Roots, Oceanic Visions, and Detours: A Decolonial Guidebook to Hawaiʻi (forthcoming, Duke University Press). As an activist, Tina has been involved in grassroots movements towards a demilitarized Hawaiʻi through organizations like Women’s Voices Women Speak and the International Women’s Network Against Militarism.