Davianna Pōmaika‘i McGregor is a Professor and founding faculty member of Ethnic Studies at the University of Hawai‘i, Manoa, as well as a historian of Hawai‘i and the Pacific. She is the director of the Center for Oral History in the Department of Ethnic Studies. Her ongoing research endeavors focus on documenting the persistence and resiliency of traditional Hawaiian knowledge and cultural customs, beliefs, and practices that provide for the sustainability of lands and oceans in rural Hawaiian communities. She is a member of the Protect Kahoʻolawe ʻOhana, to stop the bombing and U.S. military use of the island of Kahoʻolawe. She was active in the Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific movement.