Political Science at the University of Hawaiʻi

E komo mai. The Department of Political Science at UH Mānoa focuses on the study of political power. A genuinely international department, our students and faculty are diverse, and embody UH’s mission to be a “globally-connected Hawaiian place of learning.” We stand out in the fields of alternative futures, comparative politics, Indigenous politics, international relations, law and policy, and political theory.

We offer small student-centered classes and help students become critical thinkers, problem solvers, and effective communicators. Students learn to identify ways that political power shapes and is shaped by individuals, communities, social movements, corporations, nations, and other forces. Our curriculum promotes the acquisition of knowledge and skills demanded by professional employers. Our graduates enter a range of exciting careers, including but not limited to journalism, government, law, education/academia, and research.

Department of Political Science Faculty

Tune in for Adam Foster's Dissertation Defense this Wednesday, July 28th from 12 PM - 2 PM (HST). This dissertation offers a new theoretical paradigm for understanding the political subjectivity of children in Occidental society.

See you there!

If you want to hear me talk about the state of the world and Savage Ecology with my lovely rooster soundtrack, come checkout the conversation on the Nicky Rew Podcast. @DukePress @uhmpolisci #SavageEcology https://t.co/XDIm24eQEw

Check out Kisha Borja-Quichocho-Calvo’s Dissertation Defense this upcoming Wednesday, June 23rd from 12:30pm - 2:30pm (HST). The dissertation proposes a Fo’na Framework to radically decolonize education in Guahan.

See you there!

Still looking for a class this summer? Our department offers POLS 110: Introduction to Political Science. 7/6/2021 to 8/23/2021

More info about the class here: https://t.co/jjvByOTVQo

Join our PhD student Mahina Tuteur as she talks about how environmental conflict resolution has affected the Kanaka Maoli communities in Hawai'i for "Indigenous Perspectives on Environmental Conflict Resolution" on Friday, June 18.

Register at https://t.co/sURadFENWy

We are pleased to introduce Prof. Sankaran Krishna (@SankaranKrishn) as a keynote speaker for the 2021 Millennium Conference ‘(Re)Writing the International: Interrogating Histories, Imagining Futurities’.

Prof. Krishna joins us from University of Hawaii, Manoa (@uhmanoa).

As the semester comes to an end, we would like to celebrate and thank everyone for making through and surviving the first half of what is a very challenging year for all of us. We wish you all a happy, fulfilling, and restful break!

2017 Dissertation Ford Fellow Dr. @jamaicaosorio 's "Remembering our Intimacies: Moʻolelo, Aloha ʻĀina, and Ea" is now available for preorder through @UMinnPress: https://t.co/drLtoLn14J

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