Kauanui is the producer and host of a weekly public affairs radio program, Indigenous Politics: From Native New England and Beyond, which airs each Tuesday from 4-5pm on WESU, Middletown, CT. The show is syndicated across seven states through the Pacifica Radio network. The program archives can be accessed at: www.indigenouspolitics.com.
She is currently working on two book projects. One is titled, Thy Kingdom Come? -- a critical studies of gender and sexual politics in state-centered Hawaiian Nationalism. The other is titled, Hawaiian New England: The Grammar of American Colonialism - which addresses Kanaka Maoli in Connecticut in the early 19th century.
Her research areas include: Native Hawaiian sovereignty; comparative indigeneity; settler colonialism; US colonialism in the Pacific; critical race theory; nationalism and the politics of gender sexuality; and decolonization nation-building.
Her scholarship appears in the following journals: Social Text, Political and Legal Anthropology Review, American Studies, Comparative American Studies, The Hawaiian Journal of History, Mississippi Review, Amerasia Journal, Women's Studies International Forum, American Indian Quarterly, American Quarterly, and SAQ - South Atlantic Quarterly.