Life Writing Faculty

Cynthia Franklin, Ph.D.

Contemporary US literatures, critical ethnic studies, life writing, disability studies, queer and feminist theory, genre studies, cultural studies, university politics, Palestine

Craig Howes, Ph.D.

biography and life writing, 19th-century literature, literary theory, drama and performance, research methods, professional editing, Hawaiʻi literatures

ku‘ualoha ho‘omanawanui, Ph.D.

Moʻolelo Hawaiʻi (Native Hawaiian literary traditions) / 'Ōiwi (Native Hawaiian) literary studies / Kanaka ʻŌiwi Intellectual History / Nā moʻolelo o Hawai‘i (Literatures of Hawaiʻi) / Nā moʻolelo o Moana Nui (Oceanic, Pasifika literature) / ʻŌiwi and Indigenous literary nationalism / Indigenous Digital Humanities / Indigenous Rhetorics and Writing / Indigenous and Oceanic feminisms/ Children’s literature / Translation studies / Curriculum development for Hawaiian language immersion and culturally-based charter schools / Place-based literacy / Environmental humanities

Laura E. Lyons, Ph.D.

post-colonial literatures and theory, cultural studies, life writing,  corporations, Irish literature and culture

S. Shankar, Ph.D.

Postcolonial theory and literature, creative writing, critical caste studies, cultural journalism, literary theory and cultural studies, translation and translation studies, US literature of immigration

John David Zuern, Ph.D.

life writing, fiction, narrative studies, comparative literature, digital literature