Fairy-tale studies, folklore and literature, gender and fairy tales, translation studies, narratology, feminist theory and literature, folkloristics and colonialism, Hawaiian mo‘olelo in translation
Fiction and creative nonfiction
19th-century American Literature, Mark Twain, comic art and literature, popular culture, realism and modernism, literary theory
modernism, literary theory, post-colonial literature, comparative literature
rhetorical history, theory, and criticism, writing and difference, identity construction and negotiation in composition studies, writing pedagogy
- Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture
- Victorian Studies (human-animal relationships, liberalism, and empire)
- Animal Studies
- Political Theory
contemporary women's literature, ethnic U.S. literatures, life writing, disability studies, feminist theory, cultural studies, Palestine
modernism, mixed genres, women’s literature, modern American literature, autobiography theory and criticism, art and literature, 20th-century women's literature, and all modes of life writing
Hawai‘i literature and critical theory, Asian settler colonialism in Hawai‘i, anticolonial cartography in Hawai‘i, Asian American literature and critical theory, Asian American literary cartography.
Renaissance literature, Vietnam War literature
Moʻolelo Hawaiʻi (Native Hawaiian literary traditions) / Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) literary studies / Kanaka Maoli Intellectual History / Nā moʻolelo ʻokoʻa o Hawai‘i (Literatures of Hawaiʻi) / Nā Moʻolelo o Moana Nui (Oceanic (Pacific) literature) / Indigenous literary nationalism / Indigenous Digital Humanities / Children’s literature / Translation studies / Curriculum development, nā Kula Kaiāpuni Hawaiian language immersion, and culturally-based charter schools / Place-based literacy
biography and life writing, 19th-century literature, literary theory, drama and performance, research methods, professional editing
Reading (all genres), films, excellent meals with friends, US political discourse. Favorite authors right now include: Atwood, Muriel Barbery, Sesshu Foster, Gao Xingjian, Ed Bok Lee, Morrison, Orhan Pamuk, Karen Tei Yamashita.
U.S. literatures, literary and cultural theory, literatures of the Pacific region, creative writing
post-colonial literatures and theory, cultural studies, life writing, corporations, Irish literature and culture
19th century British literature, narrative, film
Contemporary fiction, the detective novel, film noir, the literatures of Hawai'i and the Pacific, creative nonfiction, and songwriting.
American literature, literary history, modernism, prosody, photography
Critical Pedagogy and Composition (including Writing Center Theory) and the implications of location on praxis, Empirical Research, and Place-based rhetoric: Indigenous and minority rhetoric
rhetorics of technology and space, new media rhetorics, globalization, composition studies, collaborative learning, cultural reproduction
- Pacific Islander and Native American Literature and Theory
- Indigenous Studies
- American and International Poetry and Poetics
- Postcolonial Literature and Theory
- Decolonizing Methodologies;
- Ethnic and Cultural Studies
- Food Writing
- Environmental Literatures and Eco-Poetics
Science fiction, the Gothic, Marxist theory, British Romanticism
Fiction, Asian American literature, Taiwan history and politics
Renaissance and 17th-century literature, Milton, rhetoric, science fiction
20th-century poetry in English, American literature, creative writing
Postcolonial theory and literature, creative writing, literary theory and cultural studies, translation and translation studies, cultural journalism
Pacific literature, folklore and film, comparative ethnic literatures, women's writing, creative writing, folkloristics and colonialism, digital storytelling and folk performance as community-building
Creative writing, modern and contemporary poetry and poetics, American nature writing, international literature of Asia, the Americas, and the Pacific.
Critical theory, postcolonial literature, popular culture, oral and performance theory, the novel, orality and performance, west African/African diasporic oral and popular traditions,comparative visual culture
*Currently holding university administrative position.