American Studies is an interdisciplinary field that focuses on the diverse histories, cultures, institutions, and peoples of the United States and their relationships to the world. With the University of Hawai‘i’s unique location in the Pacific, the Department of American Studies has built areas of special expertise in Indigenous Studies and U.S. relations with Asia and Pacific.
The department is committed to the kind of scholarship that intervenes constructively in public life. Among our faculty and students are many who have changed the world in ways large and small—whether exposing injustices against Native Hawaiians, challenging the prison system, reforming the education budget, creating public art and performances, or preserving precious historical sites.
American Studies Enrichment Fund is used to foster the intellectual, cultural, artistic community in around the Department of American Studies.
We invite you to support dynamic programming, such as:
- “American Studies: Thinking, Creating, Sharing” Series, launched in January 2019 to share the scholarly and creative projects undertaken by faculty and students with the community
- Student initiatives, such as the tremendously successful “(Re)mapping Indigenous and Settler Geographies in the Pacific”conference held in October 2018
- Subvention for faculty publications
- Hosting leading scholars and practitioners in various fields as guest speakers
Please contribute to this fund to help us nurture the exciting endeavors of faculty and students in American Studies and share our work with the wider public.