Lily Leialoha Perkins

Title:  Assistant Professor of Hawaiian Studies (Retired)

Company:  University of Hawaii-West Oahu

Location:  Pearl City, HI United States 


  • Inductee, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement (2018)
  • Recipient Funding Award for Initiating Journal HawnPac Folklore Folklife Studies, Hawai’i State Legislature (1984-1986)
  • Named First Joint Doctoral Interne in Culture Learning Institute, University Pennsylvania to East-West Center (1974-1976)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award (1994)
  • Hawaii Award for Literature, Hawaii State Foundation Culture and Arts (1998)
  • Grantee for Oral Tradition Studies National Endowment for The Humanities (1994)
  • Grantee, University of Atenisi, Tonga (2017)
  • Fellow, South Pacific
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in American Education, Marquis Who’s Who (2004-2005)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in the West, Marquis Who’s Who (2000-2001)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who of American Women, Marquis Who’s Who (2006-2007)


  • PhD in Folklore and Folklife, University of Pennsylvania
  • MA in English Literature, Mount Holyoke College
  • MS in Library Science, Simmons College
  • AB in English Literature, Cum Laude, Boston University

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