Congratuations to Professors Noel Kent and Davianna McGregor for 40 years of service to the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Congratulations to Professor Ulla Hasager (middle) and the SENCER Hawai'i Team for receiving the Inaugural Award for Exemplary Multi-Institutional and Regional Collaborations in the Service of Citizen Science from the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement
Welcome to the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. Initiated in 1970, Ethnic Studies combines traditional and contemporary methodologies with new perspectives on issues of race, ethnicity, and class. The focus is on Hawai'i, with its rich legacy of multiethnic heritages. The research, teaching, and service components, however, also involve the United States and comparative studies of societies around the globe.


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Inside the Ethnic Studies Studio

February 27, 2015

Scarub (of Living Legends) & A-Plus (of Hieroglyphics)

This presentation will feature Scarub and A-Plus, members of three of the most critically-acclaimed hip hop music collectives.





February 18, 2015


This presentation will feature the multi-talented Shing02. Born in Tokyo, raised in Tanzania and England, Shing02 came up in the independent SF Bay Area scene in the early 1990s. Over the course of his independent career starting in 1995, the bilingual MC has made the transition from sample-based music to live performances with a full band incorporating traditional instruments, while remaining true to his hip hop roots.



Island Connections

September 11 2015

The Iran Nuclear Deal

Guest: Farideh Farhi, Ph.D., Affiliate Professor of Political Science - UHM


A detailed discussion about the Iranian nuclear deal and its implications for Iran, the U.S., Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the region as a whole.

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May 8, 2015


Guest: Bianca Isaki, KAHEA Board Member; Shelley Muneoka, KAHEA Board Member; Jonathan Osorio, Professor of Hawaiian Studies - UHM


The guests discussed the controversy surrounding the Thirty Meter Telescope from an indigenous perspective.

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April 10, 2015

Micronesians: Between Two Worlds

Guest: Joakim Peters, Ph.D. Candidate, College of Education - UHM, Member of The Micronesian Community Advocacy Group


The show explored recent developments in the situation of Micronesians in Hawai‘i and the continental U.S., especially in terms of health care, education and employment.

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