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The Department of Women's Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is proud to offer an interdisciplinary approach to the study of women and gender issues. Our department emphasizes 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.

The Department of Women’s Studies seeks an Assistant Professor candidate with expertise that is well situated at the intersection of sexuality, sexual violence, sexual harassment, and queer embodiment.

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