Gender and Women’s Studies Faculty
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.
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
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.
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
Professor, Performance Studies, Languages
Courses: Feminism in Japan
Affiliation specialty: Performance Studies
Associate 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
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
Professor, Public Law
Courses: Law and Legality (POLS 220); Legal Geography (POLS/GEOG 325); Law and Identity (POLS/WS 327); Rights (POLS/PHIL 328); Constitutional Law (POLS 321); First Amendment (POLS 428); Law, Property, Environment (CBES 697)
Research: 'Everyday' jurisprudence in the areas of semiotics, spatiality, and constitutive legal theory Advising Pre-Law Certificate (Director); POLS; AJ
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.
Professor & Chair, English
Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7226, Email
Area of Specialization/Research:
Folklore, Oral traditions, Literature and Film Studies, Gender and Women Studies
B.A. Cultural Anthropology (UH Hilo),
B.A. English (UH Hilo),
M.A. English (UH Mānoa),
Ph.D. English (UH Mānoa)
Latest Publication: "Narratives of Place in Literature and Film"
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.
Instructor, English; Director of Composition
Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7225, Email
B.A. University of California, Santa Barbara: English
M.A. Washington State University: American Studies, American Lit emphasis
Ph.D. work (ABD) University of New Mexico, Albuquerque: American Studies
Areas of Specialization/Research:
First-year writing, Human Rights, Popular culture of Hawai‘i
“Femme Noire: The Dangerous Woman of Color in Popular Culture,” co-written with Jane Caputi
“Reclamation of an Historically Contextualized Identity, Even Though All I Asking for Is My Body”
“Toxic Betrayal in the Digital Age” (Maria Chavez and environmental activism in New Mexico)
“Cancel My Subscription to the House of Detention” (Lenny Foster and Native religious freedom in the New Mexico state prison system)
UH Hilo Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence, 2011
Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7223, Email
Areas of Specialization:
Women in STEM, writing across disciplines, ethics and information literacy, social informatics and human-computer interaction
B.A. Sociology (minor: English), UH Hilo
B.A. Philosophy, UH Hilo
M.A. English (focus: Scientific and Technical Writing), Bowling Green State University.
PhD Communication and Information Science (in progress, expected graduation 05/20), UH Mānoa.
Writing for Science and Technology
Writing for Business
Latest Publication: HCII 2019 Conference