Gender and Women’s Studies Faculty

Celia T. Bardwell-Jones

Associate Professor, Philosophy; Gender and Women's Studies Program

Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7230, Email

Research interests: Feminist Philosophy, American Philosophy, Philosophy of Race and Cultural Diversity

Teaching: Metaphysics, Theories of Knowledge, Philosophy of Nature, Science, Technology and Society, Ethics

Office Hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays - 8:50am-9:50am in K229. I am also available for appointment.

Amy C. Gregg

Instructor and Advisor, Gender and Women’s Studies Program

Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7130, Email

Courses: Introduction to Gender and Women’s Studies; Gender and Sexuality; Women and Religion; Women in Christianity; Women’s Studies Seminar

Research: Sexuality, intersectionality, religion, and work

Kathryn J. Besio

Professor, Geography and Environmental Sciences

Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7253, Email

Courses: Geography and Contemporary Society; Cultural Geography; Food and Societies; Gender, Place and Environment.
Research: Tourism geography, qualitative research methods, research ethics, home gardens and local foods.

Marilyn M. Brown

Professor, Sociology

Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7118, Email

Courses: Criminology; Juvenile Delinquency; Gender, Crime, and Justice; Introduction to Sociology; Sociological Theory; Sociology of Deviance

Research: Criminology; reintegration of former prisoners; gender, race/ethnicity and crime; corrections and families; and inequality and criminal justice policy

Yoshiko Fukushima

Professor, Performance Studies, Languages

Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7213, Email, Website

Courses: Feminism in Japan

Affiliation specialty: Performance Studies

Lindy Hern

Assistant Professor, Sociology

Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7119, Email

Courses: Social Research Methods; Family in World Perspective; Politics and Social Movements; Gender and Sexuality in Popular Culture

Research: Social movements, health care reform, social policy, political gender performance

Marina Karides

Chair & Professor, Sociology

Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7120, Email

Courses: Island Feminism; Globalization, Fashion, and Gender; Social Stratification; Japan and Global Social Movements; Queer Studies

Research: Island societies and economic development; post-colonialism; race, class, gender, and sexualities; and global justice movements

Sarah Marusek

Professor, Political Science

Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7129, Email, Website

Courses: Law and Legality; Legal Geography; Law and Identity; Rights; Constitutional Law; Criminology; Law, Property, Environment

Research: Development of 'everyday' jurisprudence in the areas of semiotics, spatiality, and constitutive legal theory.

Douglas Mikkelson

Professor, History

Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7966, Email

My current research has two foci: 1) East-West comparative history of religion, especially Thomas Aquinas and Dōgen; and 2) English History and Shakespeare.

I teach courses in world and European history, predominantly from the ancient world through the early modern period.

Kirsten Mollegaard

Professor & Chair, English

Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7226, Email

Lynn A. Morrison

Professor, Anthropology

Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7263, Email, Website

Courses: Human Evolution, Medical Anthropology, Ecological Anthropology, Culture, Sex, and Gender, Applied Anthropology, Primatology

Research: Biomedical and physical anthropology, women’s health, HIV/AIDS, gender and sexuality, and exploring human-animal interaction.

Lauri R. Sagle

Instructor, English

Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7225, Email

Alicia “Alicia” Takaoka


Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7223, Email

Courses: Writing for Science and Technology

Research: Social informatics, specifically examining the digitization of culture and the preservation/revitalization of digital cultural heritage

Lynne M. Wolforth

Lecturer, Anthropology

Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7271, Email, Website

Courses: Cultural Anthropology, Cross-Cultural Study Of Women, Culture through Film, Museology

Research: The relationship of ethnic identity to a sense of place, and its correlation with disease incidence.