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Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science
Dr. Su-Mi Lee (Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2013) is Associate Professor of International Relations. Her research interests center around international conflict management, including mediation and negotiation, and space politics. Her upcoming co-edited volume, Negotiation Dynamics to Denuclearize North Korea: Cohesion and Disarray, examines how the dynamics among the six negotiating parties shaped the outcome of North Korea nuclear negotiations.
Professor Lee has held a variety of international fellowships including the Field Research Fellowship of the Korea Foundation, the Fulbright-Hays Seminar Abroad Program in Chile, and the Emergent Scholar Seminar of the Asia Pacific Higher Education Research Partnership in Thailand. She is an Editorial Review Board member at Negotiation and Conflict Management Research.
Professor Enbao Wang earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Alabama in 1993. He has served as the Comparative Politics specialist in the Department of Political Science at the University of Hawaiʻi Hilo since 1997. The courses Dr. Wang offer include Politics of China, Politics of Japan, Politics of the Pacific Rim, U.S.-China Relations, and International Political Economy.
Dr. Wang has published two single-authored books: Hong Kong, 1997: Politics of Transition (1995) and The Origin, Process, and Outcome of China’s Reforms in the Past Hundred Years: The Chinese Quest for National Rejuvenation (2009). He has also authored over ten articles as book chapters or in peer-reviewed journals.
Sarah Marusek (PhD, UMass Amherst, Political Science 2008) is Professor of Public Law at the University of Hawaiʻi Hilo. Her research interests in jurisprudence focus on exploring how law works in everyday life. She has published widely in the areas of law and society, legal semiotics, and legal geography. Her courses include Law, Politics & Society; Legal Geography; Law and Identity; Law, Property and Nature; and Constitutional Law.
Dr. Marusek’s most recent book is Law, Space, and the Vehicular Environment: Pavement and Asphalt (Routledge, 2023) and co-edited volume is Flags, Color, and the Legal Narrative: Public Memory, Identity, and Critique (Springer, 2021). She is Associate Editor for International Journal for the Semiotics of Law. Professor Marusek is the 2011 recipient of the University of Hawaiʻi Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.
Evans Smith is an attorney who has been licensed and practicing law in the State of Hawaiʻi since 2007. He graduated from the UH Mānoa William S. Richardson School of Law with a Juris Doctor. He attended undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin where he earned his Bachelor of Arts. He has represented clients throughout Hawaiʻi as a private attorney and on Big Island as a deputy public defender. He has represented the people of the community as a deputy prosecuting attorney on both Maui and Hawaiʻi Island. He has taught courses at Hawaiʻi Community College and University of Hawaiʻi Hilo.