Spring 2016 News

March 19, 2016

UH student advocate for black-studies expert


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 Although the hiring freeze is no longer in effect and there has been hiring in other departments, she has refused to prioritize Ethnic Studies and fund this position.


The Honolulu Star Advertiser featured an article discussing this issue.


Thank you to Susan Essoyan whose letter to the editor made it possible.


To view the article, click here.



February 3, 2016

2016 Summer Session Courses


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)