Description: "David Wallace Akin received his Ph.D. from the University of Hawaii in 1993. His doctoral thesis, Negotiating Culture in East Kwaio, Malaita, Solomon Islands, analyzed the social life and customs in the Solomon Islands, and was based on Akin's extensive research of the Kwaio people. Much of Akin's knowledge about the Solomon Islands came from his time spent with the Kwaio, where he spent 5 years volunteering at the Kwaio Cultural Center, as well as from his correspondence with anthropologist Roger Keesing."
Data and Document Types: audio recordings, books, notes
Discipline: Anthropology, Linguistic Anthropology
Language: English, Kwaio
Nature of Collection: Physical collection located at the Mandeville Special Collections Library.