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. 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.

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.


Intersex differences come in many forms. Not all intersex traits are genital differences at birth. Not all intersex medical harm is surgical. Last but not least in our #MyIntersexBody series...

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