Women's Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi

The Department of Women's Studies at UH Mānoa is proud to offer an interdisciplinary approach to the study of women and gender issues. We emphasize multicultural and global education and innovative feminist research on issues of gender, sexuality, ethnic and national diversity, and social justice with a focus on women in Hawaiʻi, Asia, and the Pacific. We offer a major (BA) and an undergraduate certificate, and an Advanced Women's Studies (AdWS) graduate certificate.

Please join us for the next WS Colloquium on Thursday, February 13th with Ken Lawson. In his talk, Ken will discuss his work with the Hawai‘i Innocence Project, as it relates to the Central Park 5 Jogger Case.

This Friday (1/31) is the LGBTQ+ Welcome Reception! The event is hosted by the LGBTQ+ student services, and sponsored by the Associated Students at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa (ASUH). The reception will be held in the Campus Center Executive Dining Room, 5-6 PM:

Aloha WS Community! You are invited to the 2nd Women of Color Support Night tomorrow (January 30), from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Kawaiahaʻo Church, Queen Liliʻuokalani Social Hall in the basement:

We are excited for our first Colloquium for Spring 2020! Please join us for Ashley Rubin's talk this Thursday (1/23) 12:00-1:15PM at KUY 305.

Aloha! View our Fall 2019 Women's Studies Newsletter at: https://mailchi.mp/b1f8833fc432/womens-studies-at-uh-mnoa-fall-2019-newsletter-601533

Join us this Friday (Nov.15) for Professor Sarah Wiebe's talk on "Life Against Emergency & the Quiet Horror of Canada's Treaty Relations":

We invite you to Dr. Laura Briggs' lecture titled, "A Spectacle of Child Separation: A History" on November 12, 2019!

"When we teach about love, acceptance and kindness without addressing [inequity], we gloss over crucial differences in the ways our students experience the world."

Teaching Kindness Isn’t Enough

Teaching kindness is a staple of elementary practice, but that isn’t the same as teaching justice.


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