Our History · Our Way

The Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa focuses on comparative analyses of racial and ethnic groups and inequalities among them through the lens of social justice. We take an ʻāina (land) and ocean-based approach to our four focal areas—migration, social justice, oceanic connections, and engagement. Our research and teaching are interdisciplinary and transnational. As ethnic studies scholars, we specialize in race and ethnicity as they intersect with indigeneity, class, gender, and sexuality in Hawaiʻi, the United States, and Oceania.

Our department offers a major (BA) and a certificate in ethnic studies as well as a combined Bachelor’s & Master’s Degree (BAM) in ethnic studies and education Our undergraduate program foregrounds civic engagement and service learning to foster thoughtful and compassionate leaders and stewards of the ʻāina. We train our students to imagine and craft responsible and sustainable alternatives to local, regional, national, and global problems.

Honoring our haumāna today at 6pm HST. Congratulations to all on finishing your degree this academic year! For those that want to write a message for our Graduates: individually or collectively please use the link in our bio to post on our ES Graduation Padlet - link in bio.

Join us in virtual celebration tomorrow to recognize our 2020/2021 Ethnic Studies Graduates! Please RSVP to the link in bio.

Join presenters, Stanton Enomoto of the US Department of the Interior, Michael Nahoʻopiʻi of KIRC, and Davianna McGregor of the Protect Kahoʻolawe ʻOhana, to learn what legislative steps were taken to relinquish military occupation and how community engagement helped achieve this

**Event Reminder** Join us tomorrow for our Official 50 Years of Ethnic Studies Celebration. RSVP here https://t.co/T0bFGXYdqy

**registration link in bio**

We are happy to announce our official invite for 50 Years of Ethnic Studies: Celebrating Our Past and Reimagining Our Futures celebration which will be held on zoom on April 27th from 3:00-4:30pm.

TODAY! Event reminder to register for our talk story / kanikapila with June Millington @ 4:30pmHST registration links in bio

We are hosting our second and final student colloquium tomorrow. Join us for the presentations and discussions tomorrow. Registration link in bio.

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