May 4, 2016
ES 306 offered during Fall 2016
Great news! We have been given funding to hire a lecturer for ES 306 during Fall 2016! It is not a permanent position, however, it is a move in the right direction. Although many of you have already registered, please consider registering for the course to show the administration that there is a demand for these types of classes and to strengthen the department's position that there is a need for a permanent African American Studies faculty position.
April 5, 2016
Do you know what ES courses to take?
Have you ever wondered, "What Ethnic Studies courses are right for me?" If so, let us help! Check out this flyer put together by our Professors.
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March 19, 2016
The Ethnic Studies department at UH Mānoa has been asking Dean Konan of the College of Social Sciences for funding to fill the African American specialist position. Although the hiring freeze is no longer in effect and there has been hiring in other departments, she has refused to prioritize Ethnic Studies and fund this position.
February 9, 2016
This endowment was established by the family and friends of the late State Representative Roland Kotani who was influential in the development of the Department of Ethnic Studies and in a revitalized effort to engage Hawai'iʻs young people in progressive politics. It is intended to assist students who share Kotani's interest in social change as a means of empowering people. The fund will allow students to conduct research in areas of Hawaii's multiethnic histories and communities, social movements and political economy.
February 3, 2016
Ethnic Studies has a number of courses being offered this Summer both online and on-campus! Below are some of the highlighted courses.
Summer Session I (May 23 - June 1):
ES 338: American Indian Experience (DH, ETH, WI)
ES 372: Asian American Literature (DL, WI)
ES 381: Social Movements in Hawaiʻi (DS, ETH, HAP, WI)
ES 395: Popular Culture: Hip Hop (Pending: WI)
Summer Session II (July 5 – August 12):
ES 318: Asian America: Survey (DH, ETH, OC)