Awards & Publications

Photo of Volcano by Hawai'i Tourism Authority (HTA)/Tor Johnson

Awards, Honors, and Scholarships

2011Mellon - Hawai‘i Post-Doctoral Fellow to complete the process of turning my dissertation into a book for Oregon State University. Contract confirmed with May 31, 2012 deadline. $50,000.
2010 National Science Foundation workshop grant to host an Indigenous GIS workshop in Hawai‘i from Feb 7-11, 2011 to discuss the creation of a spatial knowledge system based on Indigenous epistemologies. $50,309.
2008 Native Community Member Travel Grant to attend the George Wright Society Biennial Meeting.

Group 70 Foundation grant to present Hawaiian place names webpage project to Hawaiian communities and gain their support for the project and identify knowledgeable Hawaiian community members willing to share stories of Hawaiian place names’ meanings. $5,000.

United States Geological Survey grant to build upon the work that was initiated with the previous grant by incorporating audio/video of knowledgeable Hawaiian community members sharing stories of Hawaiian place names’ meanings. $25,000.
2007 United States Geological Survey grant to create a webpage for and provide outreach assistance to the Native Hawaiian community by documenting the proper spellings and pronunciations of Hawaiian place names and to provide The National Map with Indigenous Geographic names and meanings that are significant to the Native Hawaiian community. $20,000.
2006 National Science Foundation travel grant to attend the International Geographical Union Regional conference in Brisbane, Australia, June 2006, $1,500.
2003 - 2005 National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant, October 2003 – January 2005, $11,500.
2003 - 2004 Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship for Minorities, August 2003 – May 2004, $21,000.
2002 - 2003 Abraham Pi‘ianai‘a Scholarship, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Department of Geography, 2002-2003, $2,000.
2001 Honorable Mention, Indigenous Peoples Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers paper competition, March 2001.
1994 - 2001 Graduate Scholarship from Kamehameha Schools, August 1994 – May 2001, $14,000.
1993 - 1994 Undergraduate Scholarship from Kamehameha Schools, August 1993 – May 1994, $2,000.


Forthcoming Louis, Renee Pualani (In Process). Sensuality: The nature of Hawaiian performance cartographies, Oregon State University Press.
Forthcoming Louis, Renee Pualani, Johnson, Jay, and Pramono, Albertus (2012). Introduction, Cartographica, special edition on “Indigenous Cartographies and Counter-mapping.
2011 Louis, Renee Pualani (2011). "Hawaiian storied place names: re-placing cultural meaning" in Mark, D. etal (eds.), Landscape in Language: Transdisciplinary Perspectives. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Co.
2008 Pearce, Margaret and Renee Louis (2008). Mapping Indigenous Depth of Place, American Indian Culture and Research Journal 32(3), special edition on “Mainstreaming Indigenous Geographies,” 23 pages.
2007 Louis, Renee Pualani (2007). Can you hear us now? Voices from the margin: using Indigenous methodologies in geographic research, Geographical research 45 (2): 130-139.
2005 Johnson, Jay; Louis, Renee; Pramono, Albertus (2005). Facing Futures: Encouraging Cartographic Literacy in Indigenous Communities, ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies 4(1): 80-98.
2004 Louis, Renee Pualani (2004). Indigenous Hawaiian cartographer: in search of common ground, Cartographic Perspectives 48 (Spring): 7-23, 66-67.
1999 Louis, Renee (1999). “Waikīkī place names: Ka ho‘okahua hou”, in Woodcock, D. (ed.), Hawai‘i Geographies. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press, 45-54.