January 31, 2017
Pacific Currents, coedited by Professor Ty P. Kāwika Tengan, won a Council of Editors of Learned Journals award
The American Quarterly special issue, Pacific Currents, coedited by Ethnic Studies professor Ty P. Kāwika Tengan with Prof. Paul Lyons (Department of English) won the Council of Editors of Learned Journals award for the best special issue in 2017. In its citation for the award, the CELJ, notes:
“Pacific Currents” is the theme of AQ, which is now in its 67th volume. The issue compiles a great many directions for studying the multifaceted ways in which the Pacific shapes our understanding of the nation, through poems, artworks, and reflections; in a forum dedicated to the exchanges between native Pacific studies and American studies featuring seven meditations by diverse scholars; in an interview with a medical health community activist; in four essays analyzing “Crises of Signification”; three essays on “Rooted Routedness and Resistance”; four essays on “Prefigurations”; and two essay-reviews, on the arts as well as historical formations. Contributors run the gamut of some 12 different scholarly disciplines, truly a multi- and cross-disciplinary effort to create a landmark issue devoted to giving the field a new coherence and salience."
November 3, 2016
Now Accepting applications for our African American Studies Specialist Position
The Department of Ethnic Studies thanks all those in our ʻohana for their staunch support of the struggle to fill the African American Studies Specialist position seen here. The mobilization was part of an awakening spirit on our campus to involve students, faculty and community members in conversations about what our students need.
We now have the permission to advertise the position. For the job description and details about how to apply, click here. Student, community and faculty advocacy was a big part of convincing the UHM administrators how important this position is to Ethnic Studies, our students and community.
Candidates will be invited to visit our campus to give their job talks in the spring of 2017. Please visit our news and events page in Spring 2017 for details.