Pacific Currents, the September 2015 special issue of American Quarterly and coedited by our own Professor Ty Kāwika Tengan won the Council of Editors of Learned Journals award for the best special issue​ in 2017
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.

November 30, 2017

More Than a Word

 

November 30, 2017

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

George Hall, Room 301B

 

More Than a Word offers a fascinating look inside the growing movement to change the name of the Washington R*dskins football team.

 

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November 30, 2017

Day of Solidarity

 

November 30, 2017

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

UH Mānoa, Campus Center Courtyard

 

The event focuses on uniting students with art and the community. Special guests include Aztec dancers.

 

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November 28, 2017

Answering the Call: The American Struggle for the Right to Vote

 

November 28, 2017

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

George Hall 301B

 

John Witeck and his nephew Brian Jenkins (Director) travel back to Alabama to document John's story of Selma, the fight for voting rights, and the evolution of the Voting Rights Act.

 

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June 15, 2017

Congratulations Dr. Hasager on Receiving Tenure!

 

We are proud to announce that Dr. Ulla Hasager has received tenure. She has made important contributions to our Department's focus on Oceanic Ethnic Studies and has been instrumental ​to integrating​ service learning and civic engagement at all levels of our curriculum.

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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.

 

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Inside the Ethnic Studies Studio

November 10, 2016

YOX: Year of the Ox

This presentation will feature the hip hop duo, YOX: Year of the Ox. In 2016, the tag team of Lyricks and JL released “Seven Rings,” garnering millions of views while definitely answering the question “can Asians rap?”

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Island Connections

November 10, 2017

Drones of Terror

Guests: Ali Musleh, Ph.D. student in Political Science at UH Manoa: Community and Labor Activist

 

In the context of the ideology of security in defense of the settler-colonial Zionist regime in Palestine, the Israelis utilize drones, of all kinds, as an effective tool to control, repress and oppress an entire population.

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