Kauanui is the author of Hawaiian Blood: Colonialism and the Politics of Sovereignty and Indigeneity (Duke University Press, 2008). Her next book project is titled, Thy Kingdom Come? The Paradox of Hawaiian Sovereignty, which is a critical study on gender and sexual politics and the question of Hawaiian indigeneity in relation to state-centered Hawaiian nationalism. Kauanui is the producer and host of a public affairs radio program, “Indigenous Politics: From Native New England and Beyond,” produced in the studios of WESU, Middletown, CT. The show has aired since February 2007, and is syndicated on nine Pacifica-affiliate stations – airing across ten US-states. Additionally, she is a member of The Dream Committee, an anarchist radio collective that produces a program called Horizontal Power Hour, also on WESU. Kauanui was part of a six-person steering committee that worked to found the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association. She currently serves as an elected member of the inaugural council.