June 15, 2017

Congratulations Professor Hasager!


We are proud to announce that Dr. Ulla Hasager has received tenure. Currently, Dr. Hasager is the Director of Civic Engagement for the College of Social Sciences, ​which is part of​ ACCESS (Advising, Civic, and Community Engagement in the Social Sciences) Department. ​She teaches key Ethnic Studies courses focusing on Hawaiʻi and the Pacific​.​ ​She has made important contributions to our Department's focus on Oceanic Ethnic Studies​.​ She has been instrumental ​to integrating​ service learning and civic engagement at all levels of our curriculum. The Department of Ethnic Studies has been her academic and intellectual home for many years.



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. In its citation for the award, the CELJ, notes:


“Pacific Currents” is the theme of AQ, which is now in its 67th volume. The issue compiles a great many directions for studying the multifaceted ways in which the Pacific shapes our understanding of the nation, through poems, artworks, and reflections; in a forum dedicated to the exchanges between native Pacific studies and American studies featuring seven meditations by diverse scholars; in an interview with a medical health community activist; in four essays analyzing “Crises of Signification”; three essays on “Rooted Routedness and Resistance”; four essays on “Prefigurations”; and two essay-reviews, on the arts as well as historical formations. Contributors run the gamut of some 12 different scholarly disciplines, truly a multi- and cross-disciplinary effort to create a landmark issue devoted to giving the field a new coherence and salience.​"


To view Pacific Currents, click here.