Jairus Grove, Faculty, Department of Political Science, UH Mānoa

Jairus Grove

Professor, , Department Chair
Office: Saunders 617A
Telephone: 1 (808) 956-8743
Email: jairusg@hawaii.edu

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UH Award Winner


I grew up in Texas and went on to attend the University of Texas at Austin’s History Program. After five years of coaching college debate, I returned to school at Johns Hopkins University to pursue a PhD in International Relations. I finished my PhD in 2011 and joined the UH Mānoa faculty the same year. I am currently the director of the Hawai’i Research Center for Futures Studies.


  • PhD, International Relations/Political Theory, Department of Political Science, Johns Hopkins University, 2011
  • BA (with Honors), History, University of Texas at Austin, 2000


  • POLS 110: Introduction to Political Science
  • POLS 171: Introduction to Political Futures
  • POLS 201: Problems of War and Peace
  • POLS 305: Global Politics/Comparative
  • POLS 315: Global Politics/International Relations
  • POLS 335: History of Political Thought
  • POLS 342: Political Design and Futuristics
  • POLS 390: Political Inquiry and Analysis
  • POLS 406: Senior Seminar in Political Science
  • POLS 600: Scope and Methods of Political Science
  • POLS 635 (Alpha): Topics in International Relations
  • POLS 672: Politics of the Future
  • POLS 673: The Future of Political Systems
  • POLS 702: Seminar: Research Methods
  • POLS 720: Seminar: Indigenous Theory
  • POLS 730: Seminar: International Relations


My work so far has centered on the ecology and future of global warfare. I am interested in the ways war continues to expand, bringing an ever greater collection of participants and technologies into the gravitational pull of violent conflict. I am also interested in various approaches to global relations such as systems theory, cybernetics, and complexity theory, as well as the role new media play in altering the interface with global relations. In my spare time, I collect vinyl and co-edit The Contemporary Condition with William E. Connolly.