Alaka’i Antonio, MA Student (CR)

Composition Pedagogy

Indigenous Rhetorics

Writing Center Pedagogy


Ariana Babichenko, MA Student (CR)

Writing Pedagogy

Digital Pedagogy

Classical Rhetoric

 


Kristen Bailey, MA Student (CW)

Psychology / Mental Illness

Gender Studies / Masculinity

Minority portrayal in literature

World Reimagining  / Science Fiction / Fantasy / Magical Realism


Doroles Black, MA Student (LSE)

Asian American Literature

Queer Literature & Theory

Creative Writing


Jenniefer Corpuz, MA Student (CSAP)

Asian American Literature

Pop Cultural Studies

Writing Center Pedagogy

 


Diana Delgado Cornejo, MA Student (CW)

The relationship between immigration justice and indigenous resistance
Stories about queerness that aren’t just about coming out
Stories and rhetoric exploring the epistemology of race
Translation, linguistics and philosophy of languate

 


Kalilinoe Detwiler, MA Student (CSAP)

Contemporary Indigenous Literature

Hawaiʻi rhetoric

Traditional Hawaiian storytelling in screenwriting and animation


Ryan Gapelu, MA Student (CW)

Pacific Island Literature

Experimental Poetry, Visual Poetry, and Short Story

Queer Indigeneity


Devan Hartsch, MA Student (LSE)

 

Romanticism

Historical fiction

Dystopian literature

 


Clint Imholte Jr., MA Student (CW)

Cultural Identity

Literature

Fiction and Creative Non-fiction


Emilie LaRock, MA Student (LSE)

American Literature

Film and Television History

Gender Studies


Fiona Lynch, MA Student (CW)

Teaching Writing

Young Adult Literature

Disability Studies

 


Kimiko Maeda-Leon, MA Student (LSE)

Horror

Manga/Comics/Digital Comics

Space and Place


Hope Matsumoto, MA Student (CSAP)

Pasifika Poetry

Black & Native Feminisms

Decolonial & Indigenous Pedagogies

 


Jacie Miyashiro, MA Student (CSAP)

Social Justice

Writing Pedagogy

Minority Representation in the Media


Leomanaolamaikalani Peleiholani-Blankenfeld, MA Student (LSE)

Pacific Island Literature

Contemporary Literature

Poetry


Wilson Pham, MA Student (LSE)

American Literature

British Literature

Modern Media/Pop Culture Literature


Cara Phillips, MA Student (CR)

The Pedagogy of Ethics

Theory of Power

Theory of Knowledge


Wendy Pias, MA Student (CR)

Classical Rhetoric

Rhetoric in Folklore, Fairy tales, and Mythology

Composition Pedagogy


Jordan Restrepo, MA Student (CR)

Rhetoric in Regards to the Emotions

Classical Rhetoric
Teaching Writing

Natalie Schack, MA Student (CW)

Culture and identity in food and travel journalism

Local Asian-American writers

Myth, folktale and ancient storytelling structures


Zoë Sprott, MA Student (LSE)

 

Queer theory

Contemporary literature

Digital/popular literature


Hillary Stratton, MA Student (CW)

Historical Fiction

Psychological Portrayal

Narrative Empathy

 


Jared Sunada, MA Student (CSAP)

Asian American Literature

Poetry

Critical Race Theory


Coralyn Sunico, MA Student (CR)

Rhetoric of Empathy

Survivance

Gender and Sexuality


Jake Vermaas, MA Student (CW)

Poetics of ruin

Hybridity and Cultural borderlands

Filipino poetry and martial law


Kayla Watabu, MA Student (CR)

Kanaka ‘Ōiwi and Indigenous rhetorics

Mo’olelo and Storytelling

Trauma and Healing


Samantha Yu, MA Student (CR)

Political Rhetoric

Empowerment

Activism

 


Cameron Mahealani Ahia, PhD Student

Moʻolelo, mele, ʻŌiwi epistemologies

Pacific womenʻs writing and performance

Indigeneity, diasporaneity, decolonial praxis


Amalia Bueno, PhD Student (CW)

Amalia_BuenoFilipino American literature

Poetry

Creative writing pedagogy


Claire Buttery, PhD Student

19th/20th Century American Literature

Diasporic Literature

Gender and Race Studies


Elizabeth Calero, PhD Student

Life narrative as forms of resistance

Film and television studies

Feminisms


Donald Carreira Ching, PhD Student

Literatures of Hawaiʻi

Speculative Fiction

Cultural Studies/Gender Studies


Alexander Casey, PhD Student (CW)

Queer YA Literature

Adaptation Studies

Creative Writing Pedagogy

 


Li Shan Chan, PhD Student

Life Writing

Community-based Creative Writing

Cultural Studies in Asia

 


Lin Chia-Hua, PhD Student

Trans-indigenous study

Pacific literature

Ecocriticism


Justin Clapp, PhD Student

Writing Center pedagogy

Place-based pedagogy

Cultural studies


Kaela Clapp, PhD Student

DCIM113GOPRO

Race and Gender in Contemporary Literature

Coming of Age Stories

African American Literature


Kari Clements, PhD Student

Constructions of Queer bodies in Digital Spaces
The Rhetoric of Pornography
Graphic Novels

 


Donovan Colleps, PhD Student (CW)

Donovan_CollepsLiteratures of Hawai‘i

Indigenous literatures

Documentary poetry, Short stories, The novel


Lane Davey, PhD Student

daveyBiblical literature

Religion & popular culture

Cultural preservation through surfing, music, and social movements


Pono Fernandez, PhD Student (CW)

Mo‘olelo/Ka‘ao Hawai‘i

Adaptation of Traditional Literature Techniques by Indigenous Oceanic Writers

Young Adult Literature of Oceania


Janine Fujioka, PhD Student (CW)

Japanese American Poetry

Japanese American Literature and Film

Hybrid and Multi-Modal Narrative Structures


Dax Garcia, PhD Student

Dax PicDisability Studies

First-Year Writing

Modern American Autobiography

 


Nina Gibson, PhD Student (CW)

Historical and Creative Non-fiction

Multicultural narratives

African American and Asian Cultural Studies and Literature


Sarah Goodson, PhD Student

Feminist rhetorics

Cultural rhetorics

Writing and civic action

Embodied storytelling
Ethics

Amanda Huynh, PhD Student (CW)

Creative Writing

Bilingual/Multilingual Poetry

Cultural Studies


Matthew Ito, PhD Student

Hawaiian Literature and Methodologies

Place-based Pedagogy

Kuleana and Lawaiʻa Pono as ways to inform relationships to Hawaiʻi’s coastal ecosystems


Avree Ito-Fujita, PhD Student

ito-fujita

Writing center pedagogy

Pacific literature

Screenwriting


Scott Kaalele, PhD Student

Scott_KaalelePacific literature

Renaissance literature

Composition pedagogy


Maria Karaan, PhD Student

Austronesian Encounters

Navigational Poetics

Tropography


Aaron Kiilau, PhD Student

Pidgin Literature and Translingual Composition

TV and Film Studies

Music History

 


Abraham Kim, PhD Student

Film Studies

Screenwriting

Cultural Studies


Elizabeth Yeonkyung Kim, PhD Student

19th/20th Century British Literature

Translation Studies/Comparative Literature

Appropriation of English Literature by Korean Writers during the Japanese Occupation


Soyeon Kim, PhD Student

Asian, Asian American film

Literature/theory, Postcolonial theory

Diaspora studies


Nicole Kurashige, PhD Student

Visual rhetoric, comic studies, and pop cultural studies

Graphic memoir and autobiography (specifically trauma narratives)

Composition and writing center pedagogy


Micah Lau, PhD Student (CW)

Fiction and Nonfiction

Asian American Literature

Contemporary American Literature


Joshua Lazarus, PhD Student (CW)

lazarusIdentity-driven poetry and fiction

Hybridity

Orality, literacy, and intertextuality (especially pertaining to Jewish literature)


Christina Nakyong Lee, PhD Student (CW)

Creative Nonfiction/Fiction

Disability Studies

Creative Writing Pedagogy


Jeffery Long, PhD Student (CW)

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Modernist fiction

Science/detective fiction

American Romanticism/Transcendentalism


Arielle Lowe, PhD Student

Literatures of Micronesia, Pacific Islands Literature

Indigenous & Mestiza Rhetorics, “Third Space” Pedagogy

Trauma Narratives, Life Writing


Jade Lum, PhD Student

Fairy Tale and Folktale Studies

Visual Rhetoric and Literature – Video Games, Films, Television, Comics

Genre and Adaptation Studies

Gender Studies and Representation in Popular Culture


Jordan Luz, PhD Student

Asian American Studies & Asian American Literature (specifically Filipino American literature)

Contemporary Local Literature of Hawaiʻi

Popular Culture Studies

Place-Based Pedagogy

 


Koreen Nakahodo (Schroeder), PhD Student

Koreen_Nakahodo_(Schroeder)Pacific literature

The literatures of Hawai‘i

Composition and rhetoric


Lauren Nishimura, PhD Student

Indigenous and place-based rhetorics

Cultural Studies (particularly issues of race, identity, and indigeneity)

Hawai’i-based/-situated literature


Leiana San Agustin Naholowaʻa, PhD Student


CHamoru orality, myths, and legends

Indigenous Pacific literature in English

Micronesian women and gender studies


Joana O’Steen, PhD student

Environmental Literature and place-based rhetorics

Irish literature (esp. contemporary Irish drama and postmodern Northern Irish poetry)

Literary linguistics and digital humanities in literary studies


Tiare Picard, PhD Student (CW)

picard

Postmodern American poetry

Contemporary experimental poetry

Creative writing pedagogy


Leilani Portillo, PhD student (CW)

Kanaka Maoli Poetics and Epistemology

Queer Indigenous Pacific Diasporas

Hana Noʻeau as Methodology


Ren Pruitt, PhD Student

Indigenous literature and Decolonial Theory/praxis

Pacific Island Literature and Environmental Humanities

Queer/Gender literature and theory, Affect theory


Nani (Bonnie) K. Ross, PhD Student (CW)

Screenwriting

Film and television studies

Indigenous visual culture and narratives (often including futurisms)


Novelynn Rubsamen, PhD Student

Novelynn_RubsamenColonialism/postcolonial theory

Globalization studies

Life writing


Amanda Silliman, PhD Student (CW)

Genres: Science fiction & horror

Transhumanism and culture

Queer and feminist theory in literature


Wyatt Souza, PhD Student

Mele, moʻolelo, and kaʻao Hawaiʻi

Indigenous methodologies/theories

ʻĀina based pedagogy

 


Mackenzie Suess, PhD Student (CW)

Fiction and hybrid writing
Narratology
Embodiment and Transformation in Folk- and Fairy Tales

Shilpi Suneja, PhD Student (CW)

Fiction, Non-fiction

Life writing, Postcolonial theory, Ecofeminism, Modernist literature,

Immigrant literature, Diaspora studies


Norman “T-Man” Thompson, PhD Student

Norman_ThompsonPacific literature: poetry, creative fiction and non-fiction

Contemporary Hawaiian music

Identity performance: song, dance, tatau


Tina Togafau, PhD Student (CW)

Indigenous science fiction

Queer theory

Cultural studies


Cynthia Tsai, PhD Student

tsaiVictorian literature and literary fantasies

Pacific islands literature

Creative writing


Lyn Uratani, PhD Student

Postcolonial theory, nationalist discourse, subaltern studies

José Rizal and his 19th century contemporaries; Anglophone postcolonial writing

Anglophone representations of Spain and Spanishness


Amy Vegas, PhD Student

Indigenous methodologies,

settler-colonialism,

anti-colonial mapping(s) of `āina,

Literatures of Hawai`i,

placed-based composition pedagogy


Sharon Weiner, PhD Student

weinerLife Writing and Women Artists

The Rhetoric of Women’s Suffrage in America: 1850-1920

Argumentative Writing


Brittany Winland, PhD Student (CW)

Ecocriticism and Posthumanism

Fiction Writing and Composition Pedagogy

Queer theory

Hauntology and Monsters


Caroline Zuckerman, PhD Student

Life Writing

Rhetoric and Composition

Writing Center Pedagogy