The Fall 2014 ES Colloqium Series continues with Dr. Jonathan Okamura discussing his new book
Thank you to everyone who came to the ES Open House, It was great to see a bunch of new faces!
ES Chair Ty Tengan interacting with Kaylene Evans and Josann Jenks at the Fall 2014 ES Open House
Graduate Assistant Megumi Chibana (left) representing Ethnic Studies at the 2014 College of Social Sciences College Fair
Congratuations to our Spring 2014 graduates! (From L to R) Dexter Artienda, Adriana Quijano, Jessica Taira, Carlolina Torres, and Genesis Shin
Congratulations to Dr. Roderick Labrador for recieving the 2014 Chancellorʻs Citation for Meritorious Teaching Award! (From L to R) VCAA Reed Dasenbrock, Dr. Dolores Foley, Dr. Priyam Das, Chancellor Tom Apple, Dr. Rod Labrador, Dean Denise Konan, and Dr. Ty Tengan
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.

November 20, 2014

Ethnic Studies Colloquium Series:
Reading Douglassʻ My Body, My Freedom, Thinking Biopolitics

 

3:00pm - 4:15pm

George Hall 301

 

Guest speaker Dr. Jack Taylor, an Assistant Professor of English at UH Mānoa, discusses the reading My Bondage, My Freedom and its relation to plantation slavery.

 

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September 18, 2014

Professors contribute to new book, "A Nation Rising: Hawaiian Movements for Life, Land, and Sovereignty"

 

Ethnic Studies Professors Ibrahim Aoude, Ulla Hasager, Daviana Pōmaikaʻi McGregor, and Ty P. Kāwika Tengan contributed articles to this great new book. Grab a copy to read their articles!

 

To learn more about the book, click here.

 

August 26, 2014

Fall 2014 ES Course Availability

 

Still looking for classes to satisfy the HAP and ETH focus requirements? Look no further as the classes listed below can fill both of those requirements! Sign up now while you still can!

 

ES 101: Introduction to Ethnic Studies (PDF)

ES 221: Hawaiians (PDF)

ES 330: Japanese in Hawai'i (PDF)

 

 

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Inside the Ethnic Studies Studio

October 23, 2014

OSNA

This session will feature Osna, a popular Hawai‘i-based DJ, rapper, and producer who has worked on numerous musical projects. Osna is widely recognized as an accomplished music producer and known for his witty rhymes and punch lines in his battle raps (he can be seen in the local battle rap circuit and on national stages like Grind Time Now).

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October 23, 2014

Seph One

As part of Filipino American History Month, this session will feature Seph One, a mainstay in the local Hip Hop and spoken word scene for the past two decades. He is the former emcee/host/radio DJ for HI-Level Funkshun on KTUH 90.3 FM.

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September 30, 2014

Sekou Heru and Marjory Smarth

This presentation will feature two dancers from Dance Fusion, a premier group of New York dancers who have been key in the evolution and innovation of Hip Hop and House Dance Culture. Marjory Smarth was born in Haiti and raised in New York City.

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Island Connections

September 12, 2014

Learning Through Community Engagement

Guests: Ulla Hasager, Director, Civic Engagement at the College of Social Sciences, UHM; Kat Lobendahn, Civic Engagement Office, College of Social Sciences - UHM and Community Activist; Bonnie Kahape'a-Tanner, Educator - Kānehūnāmoku and Sea Captain.

 

The guests discussed the value of civic engagement for both the students and community. Focus was on more recent community programs, especially voyaging canoes. The richness of indigenous culture can be used to prepare students academically in disciplines such as mathematics and engineering and professions in the natural sciences such as oceanography.

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May 9, 2014

COFA and Micronesians in Hawai'i

Guests: Ulla Hasager, Director, Civic Engagement at the College of Social Sciences, UHM; Deja Ostrowski, Member, Compact Of Free Association Community Advocacy Network (COFACAN); Joakim Peter, PHD Candidate in Education, UHM and Director (on Leave) of Chuuck Campus, College of Micronesia.

 

The discussion focused on the Compact Of Free Association (COFA) and the Treaty obligations the U.S. Federal government has towards Micronesia and the Micronesians, including those who migrate to the U.S. The plight of Micronesians in the U.S. speaks of the federal government not living up to its obligations. The guests discussed also the Basic Health Hawaii provisions and practices since the inception of the health program.

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April 11, 2014

Academic Boycott of Israel

Guests: Cynthia Franklin, Professor of English - UHM; Kehaulani Kauanui, Associate Professor of American Studies and Anthropology, Wesleyan University; George Hudes, Community Activist.

 

The guests discuss the Palestinian Civil societyʻs call for the academic boycott of Israel in the context of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) worldwide movement. The discussed the American Studies Associationʻs (ASA) process of arriving at the resolution that passed a democratic vote.

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March 14, 2014

Latinos in Hawai'i

Guests: Monisha Das Gupta, Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies and Women Studies - UHM, Director of Center of South Asian Studies - UHM; Sue Haglund, Doctoral Candidate - UHM; Jennifer Jung, Staff Attorney, Hawaii Immigrant Justice Center at Legal Aid Hawai'i.

 

The program deals with the state of Latinos in Hawai'i by focusing on a study of Mexicans in the state sponosed by the Mexican Governmentand conducted by a team headed by Dr. Monisha Das Gupta. The discussion also included immigration policies, racial profiling, and racism towards Latinos in the state.

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