Amanda Christie


Office hours:
TTH 10:30-11:30

I would like to wish a warm welcome to all those who are visiting and perusing this profile! If there is one thing you should know about me it is that I adore teaching. I have been teaching at UH Manoa now for over 5 years, and I have loved every minute of it. My teaching approach is modeled around the philosophy that every single person deserves an advocate, cheering them on to achieve great things. In the classroom, I try to offer a safe and joyful space in which students can write about what matters most to them about their own families and communities (academic, geographical, and cultural).  My background is composition and rhetoric with an emphasis in indigenous pedagogy, place-based writing, and social justice. When I am not teaching and researching, I am actively involved on campus working to provide support for other first-year writing instructors like myself:)


"Containers, Currents, and Composition: An Analysis of Place-Based Rhetoric and Writing Practices in Relation to the Regions of Yap, Kosrae, Pohnpei, Palau, Chuuk, and the Marshall Islands" UHM Dissertation project made available through Proquest Fall 2015 “Fostering Educational Movement: Connecting the College Writing Classroom with Family Values from the Micronesian Region” Pacific Asia Inquiry journal (University of Guam) Fall 2015 (forthcoming) “Constructing ‘the People” – Realism Through the Lens of Hemingway and Carver” Mixer publishing (an online peer-reviewed journal) Ed. Steve Owen – associate editor of the Notre Dame Review Spring 2012 “Get Real: Investigating Realism Through MTV’s The Real World.” Mixer publishing (an online peer-reviewed journal) Ed. Steve Owen – associate editor of the Notre Dame Review Fall 2011

Areas of Interest

* Composition and Rhetoric * Indigenous pedagogy -- specifically place-based writing instruction for students from the Pacific islands of Micronesia * Writing Instruction and Assessment * Writing Across the Disciplines (particularly writing in the sciences)


* PhD in Composition and Rhetoric University of Hawai'i at Manoa Fall 2015 * MA in American Literature and Cultural Studies Sacramento State University Spring 2010


Spring Semester 2021
  • ENG-100: Composition I

Fall Semester 2020
  • ENG-100: Composition I
  • ENG-100: Composition I

Summer Semester 2020
  • ENG-200: Composition II

Spring Semester 2020
  • ENG-100: Composition I
  • ENG-306: Argumentative Writing

Spring Semester 2019
  • ENG-306: Argumentative Writing I

Fall Semester 2019
  • ENG-100: Composition I
  • ENG-100: Composition I