Ethnic Studies Faculty

Ibrahim G. Aoude, Ph.D.

Professor

Fields: Hawai'iʻs political economy, Middle East politics, social movements in Hawai'i and the South Pacific

Email: aoude@hawaii.edu

Phone: (808) 956 - 4000

Personal Website: www2.hawaii.edu/~aoude/

Office: George Hall 339

Office Hours:

T: 12:00pm - 1:00pm Or By Appointment

Ethan Caldwell, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Fields: African American Studies, the Black Diaspora in East Asia,Comparative Black-Asian Relations, Mixed Race Studies, Militarism, Empire, and Visual Media Culture

Email: ethanlc@hawaii.edu

Phone: (808) 956 - 5354

Office: George Hall 304

Office Hours:

TW: 10:45am - 2:00pm
Or By Appointment

Brian S. Chung, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

On Leave for Professional Development for the AY 2017-2018 Dr. Chung has a postdoctoral fellowship at University of Washington at Bothell

Fields: Chinese Americans and Chinese diasporic cultures and communities, visual culture and cities in California and the American West, transnationalism, race and identity in U.S. popular culture

Email: chungb@hawaii.edu

Phone: (808) 956 - 5086

Office: George Hall 307

Monisha Das Gupta, Ph.D.

Department Chair / Professor

Away for Fall 2017. Dr. Das Gupta has a University of California Humanities Research Institue Fellowship at UC Irvine

Fields: Migration, Social Movements, Asian American Studies, Intersectionality, Transnational Feminism

Email: dasgupta@hawaii.edu

Phone: (808) 956 - 2914

Personal Website: www2.hawaii.edu/~dasgupta/

Office: George Hall 306

 

Noel J. Kent, Ph.D.

Professor

Fields: Political economy in Hawai'i and the Pacific, American ethnic relations

Email: noelk@hawaii.edu

Phone: (808) 956 - 6963

Office: George Hall 338

Roderick N. Labrador, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Fields: Filipino culture, history and politics in Hawai'i and the U.S., culture, race, ethnicity, class, diaspora

Email: labrador@hawaii.edu

Phone: (808) 956 - 6915

Office: George Hall 341

Office Hours:

MW: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Laurel Mei-Singh, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

On Leave for Professional Development for AY 2017-2018. Dr. Mei-Singh has a postdoctoral fellowship at Princeton University

Fields: Land and militarization, the relationship of race and Indigeneity to histories of war, fences and self-determination, the nation-state, racial capitalism, and the Pacific

Davianna Pōmaikaʻi McGregor, Ph.D.

Professor

Fields: Hawaiian history, social movements in Hawai'i and the Pacific

Email: davianna@hawaii.edu

Phone: (808) 956 - 7068

Office: George Hall 336

Office Hours:

MW: 10:00am - 11:00am
Or By Appointment

Jonathan Y. Okamura, Ph.D.

Professor

Fields: Race and ethnicity, minority access to higher education, ethnic relations in Hawaiʻi, Japanese in Hawai'i, Filipinos in Hawaiʻi, Asian Americans

Email: okamuraj@hawaii.edu

Phone: (808) 956 - 4632

Personal Website: www2.hawaii.edu/~okamuraj/

Office: George Hall 340

Office Hours:

MW: 10:30am - 11:30am
Or By Appointment

Ty P. Kāwika Tengan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Fields: Identity, gender, indigenous theory and methodology, Hawai'i and the Pacific

Email: ttengan@hawaii.edu

Phone: (808) 956 - 5144

Office: George Hall 308

Office Hours:

T: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Or By Appointment

 

Affiliate Faculty

Ellen-Rae Cachola, Ph.D. - Information Studies (militarism in the Pacific/Asia/U.S., settler colonialism, decolonization)

Anthony Castanha, Ph.D. - Political Science (Indigenous Cultures)

Jennifer Darrah, Ph.D. - Sociology (race and ethnicity, urban sociology))

Sue P. Haglund, Ph.D. - Political Science (Latin American studies, Indigenous studies, international and domestic public policy)

Ulla Hasager, Ph.D. - Director of Civic Engagement for the College of Social Sciences

Ruth Hsu, Ph.D. - English (Asian American and Asian diaspora literary and cultural studies, race and ethnicity)

Masahide Kato, Ph.D. - Political Science (hip hop, ecological governance and traditional knowledge, community development)

Willy Kauai, Ph.D. - Political Science (race, law, and the political history of Hawai‘i)

Luciano Minerbi, Ph.D. - Urban Planning (island planning, ahupua‘a management, community land use planning)

Warren Nishimoto, Ph.D. - Education (Oral History) RETD

Liana Petranek, Ph.D. - Political Science (Political Economy)

Christine Quemel, Ph.D. - Educational Administration (student affairs in higher education, Asian American and Pinay studies, sexual assault and domestic violence in Asian American and Pacific Island communities)

John Rosa, Ph.D. - History (20th-century Hawai‘i, Asians and Pacific Islanders in the U.S.)

 

Lecturers

Kim Compoc, Ph.D.

Email: compoc@hawaii.edu

Phone: (808) 956 - 3044

Office: George Hall 303

Office Hours:

M: 9:30am - 10:30am

Patricia Fifita, Ph.D.

Email: pfifita@hawaii.edu

Phone: (808) 956 - 2824

Office: George Hall 303

Office Hours:

T: 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Or By Appointment

Sue Haglund, Ph.D.

Email: haglund@hawaii.edu

Phone: (808) 956 - 2824

Office: George Hall 303

Office Hours:

R: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Or By Appointment

Willy Kauai, Ph.D.

Email: kauai@hawaii.edu

Phone: (808) 956 - 8944

Office: Queen Liliʻuokalani Center (QLC) 104

Office Hours:

MW: 11:30am - 1:00pm

Ida Yoshinaga, Ph.D.

Email: ida@hawaii.edu

Phone: (808) 956 - 2824

Office: George 303

Office Hours:

MW: 3:00pm - 4:30pm

 

Lecturers - Online Extension Courses

 

Graduate Assistants

Ruben Campos

Email: recampos@hawaii.edu

Phone: (808) 956 - 8348

Office: George Hall 337

Office Hours:

TF: 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Kyle Kajihiro

Email: kkajihir@hawaii.edu

Phone: (808) 956 - 8348

Office: George Hall 337

Office Hours:

W: 1:00pm - 2:00pm