Natalie Barrett, MA Student – CW

barrettJapanese internment in literature
Popular fiction
Good writing


Maya Bousquet, MA Student – LSE

IMG_1035 Relations of literature, science and traditional medicine as practiced in postcolonial settings

Contemporary fiction

Composition pedagogy


Perry Buto, MA Student – CW

butoInvestigating the strengths and weaknesses in human nature through the lens of tragedy

Tracing cultural shifts by comparing literature trends through the ages

Exploring sense of time and place in fiction


Veronica Freeman, MA Student – LSE

freemanFood narratives

Desensitization of food terminology

20th century American literature


Sarah Goodson, MA Student – CSAP

Goodson

Pacific and Caribbean Islands literature & memoir

Postcolonial theory; Ethnic / cultural rhetoric

Sacred / spiritual texts and folklore of the Pacific and Caribbean


Michael Harris, MA Student – LSE

harrisMiltonic prose
Transhumanist conjecture in literature
Philosophical arguments of the Enlightenment


Brittney Holt, MA Student – LSE

Holt

African American identity, emphasis on the identity of African American women

African diaspora identity in literature

Feminist literature


Samantha Ikehara, MA Student – LSE

ikehara

Asian American literature

Theories of nationalism, transnationalism, and diaspora

Gender, sexuality, and queer studies


Matthew Ito, MA Student – CSAP

itoRace and ethnicity in American Lit
Space and place in literature
Postcolonial literature


Avree Ito-Fujita, MA Student – CR

ito-fujita

Writing center pedagogy

Pacific literature

Screenwriting


Brooke Jones, MA Student – CW

Jones

Creative writing, including fiction and creative nonfiction

Indigenous literature

Literature for or about children


Ivy Kim, MA Student – CW

kimCreative Nonfiction

Writing Pedagogy

Asian American Literature


Eric Lauritzen, MA Student – CR

Colauritzenmposition pedagogy
Rhetorical theory and traditions
Rhetoric and new media


Jade Lum, MA Student – LSE

lumFairy Tale and Folklore Literature

Visual Storytelling: film, video games, and visual novels

Adaptation of the fantastic in literature


Jordan Luz, MA Student – CSAP

luzGender Identity in Asian-American Literature

Cultural Studies: Gender Studies

Critical Race Theory


Travis Morimoto, MA Student – LSE

IMG_0159 (1)Visual media, narrative in film, television, video games, etc

Literature and pedagogy

Adaptations of old narratives for a modern audience


Nicole Pagan, MA Student – CW

13528822_1169105199807850_7042857349319605942_nShort stories, poetry, & film

Gender, sexuality, & queer studies

Race & ethnicity in (American) literature


Rachel Reeves, MA Student – CW

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Pacific literature
Narrative journalism
Creative nonfiction

Jenna Saito, MA Student – CR

IMG_1174Visual rhetorics
Autobiography and biography of minority groups
Origins of Asian Settler Colonialism


Cavan Scanlan, MA Student – CW

scanlanPacific poetry and literature

Life writing

Indigenous narratives in education


Amy Scott-Zerr, MA Student – CSAP

Scott-Zerr

African literatures

African American literature

Middle Eastern literatures

Caribbean literatures


Wyatt Souza, MA Student – CSAP

Souza

Moʻoleo, Kaʻao and Mele Hawaiʻi
Indigenous theory
Aloha ʻĀina

Hannah Spencer, MA Student – CW

Hannah_SpencerPoetry

Hawaiian literature

Writing pedagogy


Kristina Togafau, MA Student – CW

togafau

Science or fantastical fiction

Reimagined biblical narratives

California


Kenneth Tokuno, MA Student – CR

1 joe montana passing (st)Rhetoric & composition

Poetry

Creative non-fiction


Kristin Trout, MA Student – LSE

troutThe role of women in literature

Poetic prose

20th Century American literature


Amy Vegas, MA Student – CSAP

Amy_VegasCultural studies; feminist studies

The effects of U.S. militarization

The displacement of Native Hawaiian culture

The tensions of representation in Hawaii’s natural landscape


Isaac Wang, MA Student – LSE

wang

Semiotics

Rhetoric

Epistemology


Rachel (Kalei) Wang, MA Student – LSE

wang

19th century British and American Literature

Kanaka maoli texts

Indigenous methodologies and place-based pedagogy


Kelsey Amos, PhD Student

Kelsey_AmosRepresentations of Hawai‘i in public discourse

Indigenous resurgence

Literatures of Hawai‘i


Amalia Bueno, PhD Student – CW

Amalia_BuenoFilipino American literature

Poetry

Creative writing pedagogy


Amy Carlson, PhD Student

Amy_CarlsonLife writing

Visual narratives, especially comics

Fairy tales & folktales


Lisa Chow, PhD Student

Mana WaLisa_Chowhine

Place-based rhetoric

Hawaiian literature


Donovan Colleps, PhD Student – CW

Donovan_CollepsLiteratures of Hawai‘i

Indigenous literatures

Creative writing (documentary poetry, short stories, the novel)


Kimberly Compoc, PhD Student

Kimberly_CompocLiterature and colonialism

Filipino American studies

Settler colonialism in Hawai‘i

Feminist theory and American empire


Lane Davey, PhD Student

daveyBiblical literature

Religion & popular culture

Cultural preservation through surfing, music, and social movements


Dax Garcia, PhD Student

Dax PicDisability Studies
First-Year Writing
Modern American Autobiography

 


Steven Gin, PhD Student

Steven_GinPacific literature

Narrative theory

Media studies


Kaela Goodman, PhD Student

DCIM113GOPRO

Race and Gender in Contemporary Literature

Coming of Age Stories

African American Literature


Janet Graham, PhD Student

Janet_GrahamPoetry and prose of the Vietnamese diaspora

Narratives of migration

Subject formation


Joseph Han, PhD Student – CW

Joseph_HanResearch: Asian American literature/theory, diaspora/immigration, narratology

Writing: historical fictions, poetry, flash fiction

Teaching interests: creative writing, empire/resistance in literature, immigration narratives, and Korean American literature


Steven Holmes, PhD Student

Steven_HolmesAmerican literature 1900-present

Rhetorical theory

Adapting early modern drama

Post/apocalyptic fiction from 1980-present


Scott Kaalele, PhD Student

Scott_KaalelePacific literature

Renaissance literature

Composition pedagogy


Leora Kava, PhD Student – CW

kava

Tongan poetry/lyrics and creative negotiations of Pacific indigeneities (both within the islands and in our diasporas)

Poetry and music-writing as tools for creative activism in the Pacific.


Bryan Kuwada, PhD Student

Bryan_KuwadaTranslation

Indigenous studies

Hawaiian literature


Kapena Landgraf, PhD Student – CW

Kapena_LandgrafCreative writing pedagogy

Creative writing, short stories, & place-based narratives

Kanaka Maoli (Hawaiian) literature — fiction & non-fiction


Joshua Lazarus, PhD Student – CW

lazarusIdentity-driven poetry and fiction
Hybridity
Orality, literacy, and intertextuality (especially pertaining to Jewish literature)


Edward Lee, PhD Student

Edward_LeeMinority/Asian American rhetoric

Composition theory/pedagogy & technical/professional writing

Asian American life writing


Jee Young (Vera) Lee, PhD Student – CW

lee, jy

Translation theory and practice

20th- and 21st-Century American poetry

Emily Dickinson

Narrative/Theory


Caryn Lesuma, PhD Student

Caryn_LesumaYoung adult literature

Pacific literature

Composition pedagogy


Henry Leung, PhD Student – CW

leung

Dignity

Indigeneity

The martial arts


Jeffery Long, PhD Student – CW

long

Modernist fiction

Science/detective fiction

American Romanticism/Transcendentalism


LynleyShimat Lys, PhD Student – CW

lysPostcolonial Theory and Diaspora Studies in Literature

Intersectional Feminism, Affect Theory, and Gender / Queer Theory

Translation and Multilingual Literatures


Abbey Mayer, PhD Student – CW

Abbey_Mayer

Modernist and Postmodernist fiction.
Classical, Asian and indigenous mythologies.
Anything well-written.

 


Paul (Rajiv) Mohabir, PhD Student – CW

Paul_(Rajiv)_MohabirCreative writing and contemporary American poetry

Postcolonial theory and literatures of South Asia and the Caribbean

Queer theory and QPOC poetry


Madoka Nagado, PhD Student

Madoka_NagadoVictorian literature

Life writing

Disability studies


Koreen Nakahodo (Schroeder), PhD Student

Koreen_Nakahodo_(Schroeder)Pacific literature

The literatures of Hawai‘i

Composition and rhetoric


Jamaica Osorio, PhD Student – CW

Jamaica_OsorioKanaka Maoli Mo‘olelo & Ka‘ao

Indigenous theory

Art, performance, and resistance


Michael Pak, PhD Student

Michael_PakPopular culture

African American literature

Composition pedagogy


Tiare Picard, PhD Student – CW

picard

Postmodern American poetry

Contemporary experimental poetry

Creative writing pedagogy


Rawitawan Pulam, PhD Student

Rawitawan_PulamOld and Middle English literature / early to late medieval culture

Early modern England and the British Isles

Critical theory / history of the senses


Nicole Rabin, PhD Student

Nicole_RabinCritical mixed race studies and literature

Contemporary ethnic literature of the U.S.

Queer theory with a focus on race and affect theory


Noukahauoli Revilla, PhD Student

Noukahauoli_RevillaQueer theory

Feminist theory

Contemporary pacific poetry & poetics


Anjoli Roy, PhD Student – CW

Anjoli_RoyCreative writing

Postcolonial literature and theory

Life writing


Cornelius Rubsamen, PhD Student

Cornelius_RubsamenPublic sphere pedagogy and education for democracy

Rhetoric of popular culture

Media theory of composition


Novelynn Rubsamen, PhD Student

Novelynn_RubsamenColonialism/postcolonial theory

Globalization studies

Life writing


Eric San George, PhD Student

Eric_San_GeorgeEcocriticism

Environmental literature

19th-century American literature


David Scrivner, PhD Student – CW

David_ScrivnerRepresentations of work and workers in American literature

American short story since 1950

The craft of short fiction


Melinda Smith, PhD Student

Melinda_SmithPacific literature

The novel

Indigenous literature


Elizabeth Soto, PhD Student – CW

Elizabeth_Soto20th-century American poetry in English, particularly spoken word

20th-century Pacific literature in English with a focus on poetry, performance, and plays

Performance studies with particular emphasis on identity, activism, and audience engagement


Norman Thompson, PhD Student

Norman_ThompsonPacific literature: poetry, creative fiction and non-fiction

Contemporary Hawaiian music

Identity performance: song, dance, tatau


Cynthia Tsai, PhD Student

tsaiVictorian literature and literary fantasies

Pacific islands literature

Creative writing


Quynh Vo, PhD Student

Contemporary American literature/literature by U.S women of color

Identity and cultural studies

Literature pedagogy


Sharon Weiner, PhD Student

weinerLife Writing and Women Artists
The Rhetoric of Women’s Suffrage in America: 1850-1920
Argumentative Writing


Julia Wieting, PhD Student – CW

Julia_WietingScience and literature

Inquiry-based teaching

Non-linear narratives


Rachel Wolf, PhD Student – CW

Rachel_WolfQueer theory/gender and literature

Post-humanism and cybernetic literature

Young adult literature


Rain Wright, PhD Student – CW

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMemoir/creative nonfiction

African American literature and world literature

Feminist theory


Aiko Yamashiro, PhD Student

Aiko_YamashiroPacific literature and social change

Community-engaged poetry

Critical ethnic studies


Ida Yoshinaga, PhD Student – CW

Ida_YoshinagaTheory and praxis of genre within corporate mass media: form, politics, process

Workplace autonomy, collective organizing, and critical training of creative workers across industrial trans-medial platforms: TV, independent film, fashion, toys, theme parks, comics

Fantastic narrative and social stratification