Faculty & Staff



Evening Supervisor and Archives Manager


PhD, University of California Los Angeles, 2023
MA, California Institute of Integral Studies, 2023
BA, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, 2023


Ellen-Rae Cachola received a PhD in Information Studies, specializing in Archival Studies, from the University of California Los Angeles.  She joined the UH Law Library as the Evening Supervisor and Archives Manager.  

Ellen-Rae was named a Rare Books School-Mellon Cultural Heritage Fellow for 2020-2022. She has curated “Exploring the Scholarship of Jon Van Dyke” archival exhibit featuring documents on this professor’s professional and scholarly contributions to Hawai’i, the Pacific, and the world. She also curated the 2019 Pacific Island Legal Institute Exhibit” featuring archival and oral histories on the history of judicial education in the Pacific. In 2020, she collaborated with the UH West-Oʻahu Center for Labor Education & Research, and the UH Mānoa Ethnic Studies Center for Oral History to produce Race, Labor, & Indigeneity: An online exhibit and discussion.   

Ellen-Rae also lectures for the Department of Ethnic Studies, at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.


  • Cachola, E., T. Grandinetti & A. Yamashiro. (2019). “Demilitarizing Hawaiʻi’s Multiethnic Solidarity: Decolonizing Settler Histories and Learning Our Responsibilities to ʻĀina,” in Critical Ethnic Studies Journal 5 (1-2), 68-98. 
  • Cachola, E. (2019) “Beneath the Touristic Sheen of Waikīkī.”  In DeTours: A Decolonial Guide to Hawaiʻi. Duke University Press, 283-292. 
  • Huffman, B. and Cachola, E. (2016). Keep off the Moors: The road to data archival storage. Strategic Librarian, 30, 1-4
  • Cachola, E. (2015) “Reading the Landscape of U.S. Settler Colonialism in the Southern Coast of O’ahu,” Feral Feminisms (4).
  • Wong, V., Cachola, E., Ikeda, T. and Ibanez, F. (2014) “Archives (Re)Imagined Elsewhere: Asian American community-based archival organizations.” Through the Archival Looking Glass: A Reader on Diversity & Inclusion, Eds. Mary A. Caldera and Kathryn Neal. Society of American Archivist Press: Chicago.
  • Cachola, E. (2011) “Book Review: Archival Anxiety by Richard Cox,” InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies.
  • Cachola, E., Kirk, G., Natividad, L., Reinat-Pumarejo, M. (2010). “Resistance, Resilience and Respect for Human Rights: Women Working Across Borders for Peace and Genuine Security,” Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice (22): 164-170.
  • Cachola, E., Kirk, G., Festejo, L., Fukushima, A. and Perez, S. (2008). Gender and U.S. Bases in the Asia-Pacific. Foreign Policy in Focus.
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