Faculty Research & Creative Writing Awards

Cristina Bacchilega

2017: LLL (College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature) Senior Faculty Excellence in Scholarship & Research Award, UHM.

2016: Distinguished Scholarship Award, International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts (IAFA).

2016: Fulbright Teaching/Research Award to Italy.

2008: Ka Palapala Po‘okela Award for Excellence in “Aloha from Beyond Hawai‘i” [for books published outside of Hawai‘i]. Hawai‘i Book Publishers Association.

2007: Chicago Folklore Prize.

2001: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Fellowship Recipient.

1989: NEH Summer Stipend.


Cynthia Franklin

2013: Fellowship to attend the Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) Faculty Development Seminar in Jerusalem and the West Bank


Paul Lyons

 2015: (with Ty Kawika Tengan, Ethnic Studies) Council of Editors for Learned Journals Award for Best Special Issue for the “Pacific Currents” issue of American Quarterly


Georganne Nordstrom

2012: Richard Braddock Memorial Award for Best Article in College Composition and Communication for “Ma ka Hana ka ʻIke (In the Work is the Knowledge): Kaona as Rhetorical Action.”


Gary Pak

2017: Ah Quon McElrath Fund for Political and Social Justice Grant, “Preserving the Oral Histories of the Kalama Valley Struggle”

2017: Nomination to the United States Artist fellowship

2006: Association for Asian American Studies, National Book Award for Literature, runner-up

2005: Nomination to the After Columbus Prize

2005: Nomination to the PEN-Faulkner Award

2005: Association of Book Publishers of Hawai‘i Po‘okela Book Award, Merit Award

2004: Nomination to the Kuriyama Book Prize

2003: Seoul Metropolitan City 2nd Annual Essay Contest, Bronze Award, “You Need to Go to Korea”

2002: Fulbright Senior Scholar Fellowship, Korea University, Seoul


Craig Santos Perez

 2017: Elliot Cades Award for an Established Artist, Hawaiʻi Literary Arts Council

2016: Lannan Foundation Literary Fellowship, Poetry.

2016: Rattle Magazine Poetry Prize, Finalist.

2015: American Book Award, Before Columbus Foundation, Winner.

2011: PEN Center USA/Poetry Society of America Literary Prize (Poetry), Winner.

2011: Los Angeles Times Book Prize (Poetry), Finalist.


John Rieder

 2011: Science Fiction Research Association’s Pioneer Award for Best Essay of 2010

1987: American Council of Learned Societies Grant‑in‑Aid


Valerie Wayne

2017: NEH Research Seminar at the Huntington Library on “The Formation and Re-formation of the Book”

2014: Bogliasco Foundation Residential Fellowship in Bogliasco, Italy (nomination by the Shakespeare Association of America)

2012:  Folger Shakespeare Library, Short Term Fellowship

2011:  Elizabeth Dietz Award for the Best Work in Early Modern Studies to the editors of Thomas Middleton: The Collected Works

2009:  MLA’s Distinguished Scholarly Edition award to the editors of Thomas Middleton: The Collected Works

2003: Charlton Hinman Long Term Fellowship at the Folger Shakespeare Library

1992:  NEH Summer Stipend

1988:  Folger Institute Center for Shakespeare Studies, Grant-in-Aid

1982:  Huntington Library, Short Term Fellowship