Kim Compoc


Office hours:
by appointment

Kim Compoc, PhD is a lecturer in the departments of English and Ethnic Studies at UH Mānoa. Her research has been supported by the Ford Foundation and the American Association of University Women. Before entering academia she was the Executive Director for Mediation Services of Maui. She is a co-founder of Maui Filipino Working Group, Talking Stories, and Decolonial Pin@ys. She is currently active with Oceania Rising and Women’s Voices, Women Speak.


2016 “Standing Firm Against Torture: An Interview with Antonio Taguba.” Amerasia, vol. 42, no. 3, December 2016, pp. 91-107.   2016 “Asian American Fiction" and "Asians in Hawai`i." Asian American Culture: From Anime to Tiger Moms. Ed. Lan Dong. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. Web.   “We Need to Ask Hard Questions about RIMPAC.” The Hawai‘i Independent. Co-authored with Shelley Muneoka. Web. June 23, 2014   2011 “The Village of Maleafou Does Not Mourn”: Three Suicides in Sia Figiel’s Where We Once Belonged.” Span: Journal of the South Pacific Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies 64

Areas of Interest

Filipin@ American Studies Asian American literature Literature and Colonialism Feminist Theory and American Empire


2017 Nomination, CGS ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award 2016 Dissertation Completion Fellowship, American Association of University Women 2016 Henry E. Renteria Scholarship Fund 2016 Arthur & Beatrice Harris Endowment for Graduate Scholarships 2016 Hawaiʻi Veterans Memorial Fund 2016 UH Mānoa College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature Dissertation Research Award 2011  3 year Pre-Dissertation Fellowship, Ford Foundation


PhD, English - Cultural Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Dissertation Title: “Emergent Allies: Decolonizing Hawai‘i from a Filipinx Perspective” MA, English - Cultural Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa BA, Women's Studies, Agnes Scottt College


Summer Semester 2018
  • ENG-100: Composition I

Spring Semester 2018
  • ENG-100: Composition I
  • ENG-270: Intro to Lit: Literary History: Literature of Hawaii