Faculty Research and Scholarships

Every academic year, about 20 instructional faculty teaches/conducts research abroad in the summer, semester, and year-long programs through the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Study Abroad Center. Below are samples of Faculty Resident Directors’ research and scholarship productivity during and a result of Study Abroad Center appointments.

Kathryn Hoffmann
LLEA – French
Florence, Italy (Fall 2015, 2011)
Published work/conference papers/books in progress/course development based on research while resident director.  Note: research based on other sites is not included below.

Book chapters:

“Excursions to See ‘Monsters’: Odd Bodies and Itineraries of Knowledge in the Seventeenth Century.” UCLA Clark Library series, Stuctures of Feeling in Seventeenth Century Cultural Expression., Ed. Susan McClary. Invited. University of Toronto Press. 2013, ch. 11, pp. 296-312.

“Perrault’s ‘Cendrillon’ Among the Glass Tales: Crystal Fantasies and Glassworks in Seventeenth-Century France and Italy”. Forthcoming in Cinderella as a Text of Culture, eds. G. Lathey, M. Wozniak, M. Hennard-Dutheil, Wayne State University Press (2016), chapter 2. In press.

Essay Review

Maerker, Anna. Model Experts: Wax Anatomies and Enlightenment in Florence and Vienna, 1775-1815. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 2011, Social History of Medicine, 2011.

International conference papers:
“Hoarded Bodies and Circulating Texts: Early-Modern Anatomical Collections”. Panel ‘Early-Modern Hoarders: Capital, Capacity, and Containment” American Comparative Literature Association, New York University, upcoming March 20-23, 2014.

“Perrault’s ‘Cendrillon’ Among the Glass Tales: Crystal Fantasies and Glassworks in Seventeenth-Century France and Italy”, International Conference Cinderella as a Text of Culture, “Sapienza” University of Rome, 8-10 november, 2012.

“Lovely Bones, Lost Histories: Bringing Collections Back to the Public.” Conference: Cultures of Anatomical Collections, Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands, 15-17 February 2012.

Two book  manuscripts in progress (titles tentative):

Processions of Venuses

Phantasms of the Feminine

Courses developed/new content added based on 2011 research

LLEA 270:  Freaks and Monsters

LLEA 470: Freaks and Monsters II

LLEA 471B and 471C:  Two new forms of the courses are being taught now with additonal/new Italian material: LLEA 471B The Devil, Hell, and Tales of the Fall, and LLEA 471C: The Fantastic and the Strange in Italy: Art, Curiosity Collections and Tales (Florence Fall 2015)

Research sites in Florence included: Biblioteca Nazione Centrale, Galileo Institute Library and Museum, Museum of Natural History, Museum of Anthropology and Ethnology, Careggi Hospital Pathological collection, in Bologna at Palazzo Poggi, and various other museums, special exhibitions and churches.

Wayne Iwaoka
Professor (ret.)
Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences
Machida, Japan (Fall 2015, AY 2013-2014); Seville, Spain (Fall 2011)
Research and Scholarly Productivity as a result of a Study Abroad Appointment:

Study Abroad Resident Director, Sevilla, Spain, Fall, 2011 

I applied for a resident directorship in Sevilla, Spain for Fall, 2011 because I was involved with a UH research project conducting a feasibility study of growing different varieties of olive trees in the Kona/Kamuela area on the Island of Hawaii.  In Spain, I was able to visit a small olive processing plant and a large million gallon processing plant and learned about weather, soil conditions, flowering and fruiting of olives as well as processing the fruit into olive oil and pickled olives.  I had the opportunity to hand pick several varieties of olives from trees and process them into edible pickled olives.  As a result of my research and experiences in Sevilla, I was able to make the following presentations to hopefully kick start a small but viable olive pickling industry in Hawaii.  Many people are very interested in olives and olive oil and I was asked to make a presentation to the English speaking faculty at JF Oberlin University in Machida, Japan.

Professional and Community Presentations

  1. Ho, Kacie and Iwaoka, WT. Spanish olives: Growing, harvesting, processing, and tasting.  Presented to the Hawaii Section of the Institute of Food Technologists, Honolulu, HI.  February 17, 2012.
  1. Ho, Kacie and Iwaoka, WT. Spanish Olives:  Growing, Harvesting and ProcessingOlive oil tasting and slide presentation.  Presented to the Waimea-Kamuela community.  Waimea Civic Center, Waimea HI. June 5, 2012.
  1. Iwaoka, Wayne. Olive Production and Processing for a Niche Market.  Presented at the Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers Association annual meeting.  September 13, 2012. Campus Center, University of Hawaii.
  1. Iwaoka, WT and Miyasaka, S. Curing (pickling) Olives for the Home Grower.  Educational Poster presented at the 17th Annual Taste of the Hawaiian Range.  Waikoloa, HI.  September 21, 2012.
  1. Iwaoka, Wayne. 2013. Spanish Olive Oils.  Olive oil tasting and slide presentation.  Presented at an English Speaking Seminar at Obirin University, Fall, 2013.

Study Abroad Resident Director, Machida, Japan, 2013-2014, Fall, 2015. 

As a result of spending the 2013-2014 year in Machida, I was able modify my JF Oberlin courses in Fall, 2015 to offer UH study abroad students a hands on learning experience that they would not otherwise get in a typical course.  University of Hawaii Study Abroad has made arrangements with JF Oberlin University in Machida to allow UH faculty members to shorten their Fall teaching assignments and be able to return to Hawaii at the end of the calendar year.  This was done to provide opportunity for UH faculty members to spend either Fall or Spring semesters at JF Oberlin University instead of spending a whole year or only Spring semester.

Course Modification

  1. Chemical Nature of Food. This course was modified and shortened so that an academic semester can be completed by the end of December.  To make up for the missing classes in January, four field trips  were scheduled on Saturdays to make up for four class days in January.  Field trips to enhance the “Japanese experience” for UH students included the following field trips:

1) Visit Tsukiji fish market, compare prices of similar foods from different countries and then walking 2 blocks away to see a kabuki play at Kabuki-za theater in Ginza;

2) Visit Nakazawa Shuryo,  an old fashioned sake brewing company that is located about 45 minutes away from Machida, and then travel to Odawara town to make kamaboko at the Suzuhiro Kamaboko museum;

3) Visit Omori Nori Museum in Ota City, Tokyo where students will be able to learn about nori making and then make their own nori the old-fashioned way.  Students will then travel to Shin Yokohama and visit the Ramen Museum where they will be able to taste ramen from different parts of Japan;

4) With the assistance of Obirin Service Learning Center faculty, Kanako Hayashi sensei, students taking my UH course will travel to Hashimoto and have a class where they will be able to make their own tofu (and bring it home) as well as visit a natto factory in Machida.

Reece Jones
Associate Professor
Seville, Spain (Fall 2014)
My Study Abroad appointment was followed by a sabbatical in the same city. During that time I wrote a book and three journal articles. All of these were based on field research I did during my time in Seville.


(2016) Jones, R. The Violence of Borders. New York: Verso.

Journal articles:

(forthcoming) Jones, R. and Johnson, C. Border Militarization and the Rearticulation of Sovereignty Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers

(under review) Johnson, C. and Jones, R. Territories of Exception: Biopolitics and Geopolitics of Border Enforcement in Melilla Territory, Politics, Governance

(2015) Jones, R. “The Mediterranean as International Region and Deadly Border” Nordia.
Cynthia Franklin
London, England (Spring 2015)
Articles, Interviews, and Review Essays in Refereed Academic Journals (incl. forthcoming)“‘I Have a Family’: Relational Witnessing and the Evidentiary Power of Grief in the Gwen Araujo Case,” co-authored with Laura E. Lyons. Forthcoming in GLQ in 2017. 42 ms. pages.“The After-Life of the Text: Launching ‘Life in Occupied Palestine.” Forthcoming in Biography 38.3 (Summer 2015). 11,500 words.“The Queer Art of Success: Lisa Duggan’s Fun and Fury.” American Quarterly 67.2 (June 2015): 293-300.INVITED TALKS

Discussant for “Life in Occupied Palestine” launch (via Skype) with Refaat Alareer and Lena Al-Sharif, Center for Political and Development Studies (CPDS), Gaza, June 15, 2015

Discussant for “Life in Occupied Palestine” launch (via Skype) with Yousef Aljamal. University of Malaya, Malaysia, April 28, 2015.

“‘Life in Occupied Palestine’: To Exist Is to Resist!” Speaker alongside Sarah Ihmoud and Magid Shihade.  Sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace at La Peña Cultural Center, Berkeley, April 23, 2015

“‘Life in Occupied Palestine: A Panel Discussion” with Sa’ed Atshan, Sarah Ihmoud, and Magid Shihade. UC Berkeley, Ethnic Studies Department, April 22, 2015

“‘Life in Occupied Palestine’: BDS and the Stakes of Life Writing,” with Magid Shihade. Sponsored by Stanford Students for Justice in Palestine. Stanford University, April 21, 2015

“Palestinian Voices and Stories,” with Selma Debbagh, Rachel Holmes, and Rima Najjar. Sponsored by Wasafiri and the Free Word Centre. Free Word Centre, London, March 24, 2015

“‘Life in Occupied Palestine’: Life Narratives in the Context of Israeli Settler Colonialism,” with Nadera Shalhoub and Raja Shehadeh, Mada el-Carmel, Haifa, March 12, 2015

“Life Writing from Palestine: Invasions, Incarceration, and Insurgent Imagination,” with Sonia Nimr and Morgan Cooper. Birzeit University, Birzeit, March 11, 2015

“Autobiography, Resistance, and American Studies,” An-Najah University, Nablus, March 10, 2015

“Life Writing from Palestine: Forging a Just Future,” with Morgan Cooper, Falastine Dwikat, Yasmine Hamayel, and Sa’ed Omar. Sakakini Cultural Center, Ramallah, March 9, 2015

“‘Life in Occupied Palestine’: Accounts of Existence and Other Acts of Resistance,” Al-Quds University, Abu Dis, March 9, 2015

“A Conversation with Palestinian Writer Raja Shehadeh,” with Raja Shehadeh. Educational Bookshop, East Jerusalem, March 7, 2015

“‘Life in Occupied Palestine’: Accounts of Existence and Other Acts of Resistance,” sponsored by the Centre for Palestine Studies and SOAS, SOAS, February 18, 2015

“To Exist Is to Resist: ‘Life in Occupied Palestine,” University of Navarra, Pamplona, February 13, 2015

“Affect, Ideology, and the Eichmann Trial,” Emotional Cultures Research Group, University of Navarra, Pamplona, February 12, 2015

“Palestinian Life Writing: Existence and Other Acts of Resistance,” Roehampton University, February 4, 2015

“Love and Terror in Dave Eggers’ Zeitoun: Human Stories about Uncivil States,” King’s College London, January 29, 2015

I also reviewed two book manuscripts for presses, and a promotion case.

John Szostak
Associate Professor
Art and Art History
Kōbe, Japan (Academic Year-in-Japan 2014-2015)

• 9 entries on modern Japanese art for the Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism” (London: Routledge, scheduled 2016).
• “Kiyochika’s Last Laughs: Satirical War Prints from the Sino-Japanese (1894-05) and Russo-Japanese (1904- 05) Wars,” in Global History of Art in Modern Warfare (London: Reaktion Books, scheduled 2016).

• Did readings and conducted interviews for Tradition Redux: Art Historical Re-Visions in Modern and Contemporary Japanese Art, a book under development that examines artistic traditions in Japan as inspirational catalyst for modernist and post-modern Japanese visual arts, from 1890s to the present day.

• Met with and interviewed artists, gallerists and art historians in preparation for Imayo: Japan’s New Traditionists, an exhibition of contemporary Japanese art informed by premodern art and craft traditions, scheduled to open in fall 2016.
Ned Bertz
Assistant Professor
Delhi, India (Fall 2013, Spring 2014)
The most substantial element of my scholarly productivity during my AY 2013-14 term as resident director in Delhi was to significantly revise and finish my book manuscript.  It was published as Diaspora and Nation in the Indian Ocean by UH Press in 2015, and formed a critical component for my successful application for tenure and promotion, submitted in Fall 2014.  While in India as resident director I gave three talks on different aspects of my research, gaining valuable insights that informed the book revisions.  In addition, I was able to acquire research clearances, time-consuming and bureaucratic to say the least, that will facilitate my next project.  I also made a range of tremendously useful academic contacts in Delhi which will benefit my future productivity.  The Vice Chancellor of our partner institution, Ambedkar University Delhi, told me that I’ve always got an academic home with them in the future.  Finally, there is no doubt that the experience of living in India sharpened my teaching back at UHM, as most of my courses at home involve Indian history.
Mark Branner
Assistant Professor
Theatre and Dance
London, England (Fall 2013)
I was able to make significant connections with TYA (theatre for young audiences) companies while there.  In fact, last week Roman Stefanski – the Associate Artistic Director of the Polka Theatre in Wimbledon – just returned to London, after spending a glorious two weeks with our Department here in Manoa as a visiting guest artist.  This connection is a direct result of my time with the SAC.  Because I had been in London I was able to successfully apply for and receive a grant to bring Mr. Stefanski to Honolulu, knowing first-hand of his excellent work in puppetry – a longstanding theatrical form that our department continues to foster and that I oversee.In addition, I am currently (Fall 2015) directing Gorilla as part of our Kennedy Theatre mainstage season.  Gorilla was a show that I saw at the Polka Theatre while in London.  After seeing the show I immediately contacted the Polka’s Managing Director to see if we could produce it in Hawaii.  Their company has been incredibly generous, allowing us to be the second producing theatre to ever mount this unique production for very young audiences.  We have used the original puppet builder from London, the original music composer from London, the original playwright from London – and the entire show is based on the work of Anthony Browne, the former UK Children’s Literature Laureate from London.All of this translates into amazing opportunities for our students here in Hawaii.  Because of my connections in London, a graduate student recently traveled there to take part in a masterclass with a TYA company that produces theatre for children on the autism spectrum.  Dozens of students participated in the workshops with Mr. Stefanski.  Finally, in a coincidence bordering on the miraculous, the former Artistic Director of the Polka Theatre now resides in Kailua, having moved here when her professional actor husband landed a major role on the television series Lost.  After returning from London I discovered that she was available to teach and she has subsequently taught our Theatre for Young Audiences class, offering our local students a rare opportunity to study with a true leader in the TYA field.
Sarah Twomey
Assistant Professor
Curriculum Studies
Florence, Italy (Spring 2014); Annecy, France (Summer 2013); Florence, Italy (Spring 2011)
Peer Reviewed Journal ArticlesBaldini, A. & Twomey, S. (2014). Chiaroscuro: un’esperienza di scrittura collectiva femminile online. Insegno 1, 92-103.

Ponte, E., & Twomey, S. (2014). Veteran teachers mentoring in training:  Negotiating issues of power, vulnerability, and professional development. Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy (JET) 40 (1), 20-33.


  1. Twomey & R. Johnson (Eds.) (In press). Living Teacher Education in Hawaii: Critical Perspectives. University of Hawaii Press.

Refereed Conference Presentations

Twomey, S. (2015). Hauntings and Entanglements in Re-reading the Early Missionary Journals of White Women in Hawai’i. Paper presentation. American Education Research Association Annual Meeting, April 2015.

Women and Race in Hawai’i: Educational Enactments and New Possibilities. Session Organizer. American Education Research Association Annual Meeting, April 2015.

How to Live Teacher Education: Reparative Perspectives from the Pacific Symposium Session Organizer and Chair. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, April 2014.

Ponte, E. & Twomey, S.  Veteran Teacher’s Emotions in Mentoring: Development, Vulnerability, and Identity. Paper Presentation. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, April 2014.

Twomey, S. & Baldini, A.  Transnational subjects: Women’s travel writing in an Italian Study Abroad programme. Canadian Society for Studies in Education, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. May 27-30, 2012.

Guest Lectures/Presentations

Exploring the Geographical Self Through Feminist New Literacies Writing Pedagogy: Women Writer’s in Italy. Invited Research Talk. University of British Columbia, Dept of Language and Literacy, Vancouver, British Columbia. June 12, 2014.

Jane Moulin
Seville, Spain (Spring 2014)
Completion of a chapter for the upcoming volume on the Festival of Pacific Arts.:In press    “Barbara B Smith: Reflections on an Emerging Pacific.”  In Festival of Pacific Arts, ed. Karen Stevenson.   Suva: University of the South Pacific Press.  20 pp. 7094 words.  [Launch date in March 2016.]Invited to be Assoc. Editor for the multi-volume Encyclopedia of Ethnomusicology.  Began work on the organization for all Pacific listings and establishing contacts with invited authors.Completed final edits for Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments.2014    Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments.  London:  Macmillan.  (Multiple entries for the Society, Marquesas, Tuamotu, Mangareva, and Austral Islands.)

Completed final corrections for a chapter in The Oxford Handbook of Music Revivals:

2014    “Trailing Images:  Hula and Theater Branding in Hawai‘i.”  In The Oxford Handbook of Music Revivals, pp. 528-548.   Oxford: Oxford University Press.  (Also selected for the abridged online edition of The Oxford Handbook of Music Revivals.)

Submitted a requested reader’s report for a manuscript submitted to the interdisciplinary journal ERAS.

Started manuscript for a book chapter that has been accepted for a volume on transmission in the performing arts of the Pacific.

In press    “New Pedagogical Approaches for ‘Ori Tahiti: Traditional dance for a non-traditional generation.”  In Intersecting Cultures: Music and Dance in Education in Oceania. Linda Ashley and David Lines (editors).  New York: Springer Publishing.  50 pp. 11,222 words.

John Rieder
London, England (Fall 2012)
I delivered two refereed conference papers in London while on study abroad:“Puppets and Puppet Masters: The Problem of Agency in Source Code and The Cabin in the Woods.” Historical Materialism Conference, London, November 2012.“What are the Stakes in Genre Theory? Miéville and the Suvinian Paradigm.” Weird Council: An International Conference on the Writing of China Miéville. London, September 2012.Both of these papers were incorporated in revised form into a book ms., Science Fiction and the Mass Cultural Genre System, completed in summer 2015 and currently under review by Wesleyan University Press.I also gave an invited talk at Roehampton University English Department Colloquium series:“Science Fiction, Colonialism, and Postcolonialism: Introduction to an Impossible Project.” Roehampton University, London, October, 2012.

While I was in London I conducted research at the British Library into early twentieth century periodical fiction that was instrumental to the completion of the book ms. Science Fiction and the Mass Cultural Genre System.

In addition I researched and wrote all or part of two other subsequently published refereed essays:

“Sun Ra’s Otherworldliness.” In Africa SF, edited by Mark Bould. Paradoxa No. 25 (2013): 235-52. (Almost entirely completed in London.)

With Cristina Bacchilega. “Fairy Tales and the Commercial: Carosello and Fractured Fairy Tales.” In Channeling Wonder: Fairy Tales on TV., edited by Pauline Greenhill and Jill Rudy. Utah State University Press, 2014: 336-59. (Researched and wrote 1/3 of the essay in London)

Benito Quintana
Assistant Professor
LLEA – Spanish
Seville, Spain (Fall 2012)
As a 16th- and 17th-century scholar of Spanish and Latin American culture and literature, my appointment as resident director in Seville during the fall of 2012 was instrumental in continuing to develop my teaching and research agenda.Two of the Spanish literature courses I teach regularly at UH Mānoa (Spanish 361 and LAIS 361) have benefited on two main fronts: 1) restructuring of the assigned readings (text selection is no longer dictated solely by historical chronology, but by certain cultural and thematic affinities that became more apparent while in Spain); 2) redesigning textual and literary analysis assignments (this was as a direct result of my discussions with other Spanish scholars and teachers, as well as exposure to textbooks regularly used in the Spanish educational system).In the area of research, my residency in Seville contributed into better articulated ideas that I have integrated into my current book project due for submission to the publisher in summer 2016 (a critical edition of a Spanish stage play on the conquest of Mexico, by Fernando de Zárate).A second book project tracing the evolution and development of the representations of the conquest and the Americas in theatre also benefited from my time in Seville. By having access  to the world-class colonial period documentation archived in the Archivo General de Indias (General Archive of the Indies [America]), I was able to collect valuable data that will help to visually illustrate my chapter that discusses some of the Mexican theatre productions at the turn of the 19th century (the period of Latin American independence wars from Spain).
Tom Brislin
Professor and Chairman
Academy for Creative Media
Paris, France (Summer 2012)
Related research production: “Teaching Ethics Through Film,” Conference presentation at 1.) University Film and Video Association (2014); Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (2015).
International Summer Short Course Program, Shanghai University. “Introduction to Film” (2014).
Eric Thau
Assistant Professor
LLEA – Spanish
Seville, Spain (Fall 2010)
You will note a conference at Cine-Lit VII in Portland, OR in February 2011 that was a direct result of meeting documentary filmmaker Nonio Parejo in Sevilla during my stay. There is also a publication listing for the inclusion of my article version of the conference presentation in the Proceedings of Cine-Lit VII, to be published shortly (exact date unknown).
Aranzazu Ascunce Arenas
Assistant Professor
LLEA – Spanish
Seville, Spain (Spring 2011)
The benefits of working as the resident faculty member in Seville are infinite. I use the present tense here, because I am still benefiting. I made a significant number of professional contacts. I was able to present my research at a Spanish university. I was able to complete my book manuscript, which is currently in press. I made many new friends. I learned more about Spain, specifically Andalucia, and Seville in particular. I visited various archives and made several trips to the National Library in Madrid. One of the friendships I fostered was particularly fruitful. This person has given me access to unpublished letters written by the wife of a famous Spanish poet. She too wrote poetry, but never published. I am currently in the process of transcribing and analyzing these poems within their cultural context. As a result of my time in Seville, I also was asked to write two book reviews and the prologue to the fourth collection of poems by a young, upcoming poet in Madrid. Since I study contemporary Spanish culture, living in Spain for five months has benefited me tremendously. Thank you for this opportunity. I hope we can work together again in the future.
Samir Khanal
Assistant Professor
Molecular Biosciences
Paris, France (Summer 2011)
BE 499V: Sustainability: Green & Global BE 491: Sustainable Engineering (new course offered at UHM in Fall 2011)
Tom Brislin
Professor and Chairman
Academy for Creative Media
Annecy, France (Summer 2011)
Berlin, Germany (Summer 2009)
Too soon to produce much from the Annecy assignment. I am incorporating elements of what I learned at the Lumiere Museum & Studio (in Lyon) into a proposed seminar on European Cinema. And I did pass on material and contacts from the animation museum in Annecy to our new animation professor.From Berlin, I was invited to participate in the German-U.S. round table, held at Stanford, in 2008, where I talked about culture and values.
Dana Davidson
Professor (ret.)
Family and Consumer Science
Mendoza, Argentina (Summer 2011)
Angers, France (Summer 2010)
Thank you for the experiences of a lifetime. I can say with certainty that my SAC experiences have led to more students and faculty applying for Study Abroad, both from FCS/CTAHR and EDCS in the College of Education. I have written letters of support for former students who have returned to their first country or went to study in new places. I have consulted with two university programs, and a community based program that asked about young adult transitions, and have just been invited to write an article on young adults and substance abuse with a colleague from UHM School of Nursing– all as a result of the rare experience to study 18-24 year-olds in and out of class overseas. In addition, and as a result of my SAC work, I have also recently completed three chapters for my textbook, all based on the fabulous chance to live, work and conduct observations, surveys, and conversations with young adults over two summer programs. The University of Texas invited me to write a chapter on research ethics in international settings, and although the focus is on early childhood settings, I also learned related perspectives and challenges to doing research in France and Argentina.
Andrew Reilly
Assistant Professor
Apparel Design and Product Merchandising
Berlin, Germany (Summer 2011)
New course: created “Fashion in 20th Century Germany” specifically for the Study Abroad Program New collaborations: met the co-author of a book I used in the class (Berliner Chic, Kat Sark). She and her writing partner asked if I would develop a book for their Chic Series. Currently in the process of writing the proposal for Honolulu Chic.New research: collected data on masculinity and men’s fashion for an article that I am current developing, “Gay or European? A discussion of cultural masculine aesthetics”.
Markus Wessendorf
Associate Professor
Theatre and Dance
Berlin, Germany (Summer 2006, 2008 & 2011)
As regards “research and scholarship productivity relative to the Study Abroad Center’s appointment period,” this would include:- My English translation of Bertolt Brecht’s Die Judith von Shimoda, which I worked on during my Resident Directorship in Berlin (and for which I used resources only available to me in Berlin)
– Dramaturgical collaboration with Jörg Laue’s LOSE COMBO in Berlin on a John Cage-related performance project
– Dramaturgical collaboration with the New York-based director Zisan Ugurlu on the New York premiere of Brecht’s The Judith of Shimoda (Ugurlu as another guest professor at FUBiS in summer 2011)
– Interview with the German documentary film-maker Christoph Rüter
– Several meetings with members of the International Brecht Society in Berlin (Marc Silberman, Hans Thies Lehmann, et al.) – Meeting with the dramaturgical staff of Berlin’s Grips Theatre (Germany’s leading theatre for young audiences) to discuss a possible collaboration with the Youth Theatre program at UHM.
Philip Ooi
Civil & Electrical Engineering
Kōbe, Japan (Summer 2011)
Here are the outcomes of my resident directorship during Summer in Kōbe in 2011:
1. Accomplished a lot of reading to develop a course on Soil Behavior. I had planned to develop the course this semester during my sabbatical. Then I got a position with the Federal Highway Administration in McLean, VA this Fall and so that is on hold.
2. Attended a conference (GeoHunan II) to present a paper entitled “Examination of Permanent”
3. Visited two colleges – Nagoya Institute of Technology and Kōbe University and made presentations at both colleges on “Forensic investigation of a distress in a pavement supported on a base course containing recycled concrete aggregate.”
4. Made contacts with colleagues from these two colleges and had great exchanges of research ideas.
5. Secured a research project entitled “Structural Health Monitoring of a Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil – Integrated Bridge System (GRS-IBS) at the Kauaula Stream Bridge in Maui, Hawaii” sponsored by Federal Highway Administration/ Innovative Bridge Research and Deployment Program.
Reza Ghorbani
Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering/ Director of Renewal Energy Design Laboratory
Lille, France (Summer 2009, 2010 & 2011)
These two journal articles through my research collaboration as part of Lille program:
1- Kamal, E., Aitouche, A., Ghorbani, R., and Bayart, M., Robust “Fuzzy Fault-Tolerant Control of Wind Energy Conversion Systems Subject to Sensor Faults.”Accepted, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, Nov. 2011.
2- E. Kamal, A. Aitouche, R. Ghorbani and M. Bayart, Intelligent Control of WECS Subject to Parameter Uncertainties, Actuator and Sensor Faults, Accepted, Control and Intelligent Systems, Nov. 2011.
I developed a graduate course in Renewable Energy and the ME 610 is on UHM calendar now.
Jane Moulin
Professor, Ethnomusicology
Chair, Undergraduate Studies in Music
Florence, Italy (Fall 2009)
The semester in Florence allowed me time to both expand my teaching of World Music to include historical Western music (specifically Italian Renaissance music related to the events of the Medici family), to refine my teaching of Pacific music and dance for an “audience” completely unfamiliar with this part of the world, and to make progress on some important manuscripts. As part of this experience I developed a wealth of new material that was directly incorporated into the new MUS 270 course that I designed and then taught the following Fall 2010 at UHM.During this time, I completed the first draft of the textbook I co-authored on Pacific music that appeared this year as Music in Pacific Island Cultures. Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. This is part of the Global Music Series and stands as the first textbook on Pacific music. Having the LDM non-Hawaii group of students with whom I could test out ideas and approaches was vital to the preparation of this university text, which is intended for international use.I also rewrote a conference paper that was submitted for publication and is due out shortly. This will appear as “Trailing Images: Hula and Theater Branding in Hawai‘i” in the upcoming Oxford Handbook of Music Revivals. Oxford: Oxford University Press. The final draft for “The Gauguin Years”, which appeared in the Journal of American Folklore 124(493/Fall) was also written and submitted from Florence.Finally, work on the final manuscript for “Dance Costumes in French Polynesia”in the Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. Vol. 7. Oxford: Berg Publishers/Oxford International Publishers, 2010 was likewise completed during this semester abroad. This work meshed very nicely with a guest lecture I did for the Fashion of Desirability course at LDM, both bringing a Pacific perspective to that course and allowing me to to incorporate discussion ideas as part of my manuscript. (This encyclopedia BTW was the winner of the 2011 Dartmouth Medal, ALA/RUSA Outstanding Reference Source, and Booklist Editors’ Choice.)

The semester in Florence also allowed time to organize my catalog of field photos. These photos have now appeared in the following publications:>as the cover image of Music in the Pacific: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.>as the cover image of Why Do People Sing? Music in Human Evolution by Joseph Jordania. Melbourne: International Research Center for Traditional Polyphony, 2011> as the cover image for Volume 7 of the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. Oxford: Berg Publishers/Oxford International Publishers, 2010.> as featured images in Joseph Jordania’s Choral Singing in Human Culture and Evolution.2 vols. Portugal: Direccao Regional de Cultura do Alentejo., 2010 (Winner of the Koizumi Prize).>

Finally, I completed the selection and editing of audio tracks for the CD accompanying Music in the Pacific (Oxford University Press), which features eight of my field recordings from Tahiti, the Marquesas Islands, and Mangareva.

Vina Lanzona
Associate Professor, History
Director of the Center for Philippines Studies
Seville, Spain (Fall 2009)
My presence in Spain allowed me to go to these conferences and to meet with colleagues and scholars who work on the Spanish colonial period in the Philippines.Eclipse of Empires: Colonial Resistance, Metropolitan Decline, and Imperial Crises in the XIX and XX Centuries.” Universidad Pompeau Fabra, Barcelona, Spain, June 2-3, 2010;“Encuentro Cientifico: Filipinas: Un Pais Entre Dos Imperios,” Universidad Pompeau Fabra, Barcelona, Spain, February 22, 2010.Research at the Archivo General de las Indias in Seville, my research project explores how both the Catholic Church and the State during the Spanish colonial period in the Philippines controlled the public and private lives of women through the legal institutions and social arrangements surrounding marriage, property, education, employment, sex, childbirth, children-rearing, and divorce. I’ve already presented a paper on this topic in the panel entitled (En)gendering Philippine Studies, a panel I organized for the 2011 Joint Meetings of the Association of Asian Studies (AAS) and International Conference of Asian Scholars (ICAS), Honolulu, HI, March 29-April 3, 2011. The title of my paper is: Till Death do us Part: Interrogating Marriage and its Meanings for Filipina Women during the Spanish Period.

I’ve also developed two courses based on my increased understanding of Spanish history and society that developed during my time in Spain – HIST 451E: History and Literature: History and Memory of the Spanish Civil War, HIST 353: Iberia in Asia and the Pacific. I will continue to pursue these research interests and teach courses that came out of my Study Abroad program. That experience was invaluable.

John Rieder
English Studies in Music
Florence, Italy (Fall 2008)
“Romanzi de frontiera. Tra fantascienza e Western.” Translated with Cristina Bacchilega. In L’invenzione del west(ern): Fortuna di un genere nella cultural del Novencento, edited by Stefano Rosso. Verona: Ombre Corte, 2010: 123-138 “American Science Fiction of the 1960s: Philip I. Dick and Kubrick’s 2001.”Invited Guest Lecturer at Instituto Universitario Orientale,Naples, January 2009. Fictions of the Frontier: Science Fiction and the Western.”Invited presentation at “Le Frontieredel Far West II,” Gruppo de ricerca sui linguaggi della Guerra e della violenza. Bergamao, Italy, December, 2008. “Colononialism and the Emergence of Sciences Fiction.”Invited Guest Lecture at the Scuola Lorenzo de’Medici, Florence, Italy, October 2008.
Peter Leong
Associate Professor
Educational Technology
Florence, Italy (Summer 2009)
ETEC 697: ED Tech in Informal Learning. Exploring the nature, application, and use of educational technology in informal learning environments, such as museums, cultural institutions, tourist attractions and visitor information center. Developed over Summer 2009 and taught as an experimental elective course in Fall 2009. The course is now a regular offering in the program, and known as ETEC 643 ED Tech in Informal Learning.
Chip Hughes
Associate Professor (ret.)
London, England (Spring 2008)
The Last Ride of Ryan Song. 2011. Slate Ridge Press
Kristin M. McAndrews
Assistant Professor
Paris, France (Spring 2008)
Initial research in the Museum of Hunting and Nature in Paris led to two presentations in 2010 at the 31st Annual Meeting of the Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Associations Meeting Alburquerque in February and the American Folklore Society Meeting in Nashville Tennessee in October. Kamehameha’s Travel Journal from 1849-1850 and researched archives at the Bibliotheque Nationale, the Museum of Paris and the National Archives of France.
Geoffrey White 
Paris, France (Summer 2008)
(1) Publication from work started during my summer program: 2012 Civilizations on the Seine: Sally Price’s Paris Primitive. Museum Anthropology Review 6(1) (in press). http://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/mar(2) invited conference presentation (with plans for publication) resulting from contacts made then: 2010 “Museum Mediations: Reflections on Cultural Politics at the Bishop Museum and the Musée du Quai Branly.” Paper given at the conference on Framing Cultures. Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l’Océanie, Université de Provence. Marseille. November 5-6.(3) conference paper based on research done that summer: 2009 “Sovereign Memories: Remembering the Good War at the Normandy American Cemetery.” Paper given (in absentia) at Session on “U.S. Spaces Abroad: Short-term and Long-term Claims to Land, Property, and Sovereignty outside the Official United States.” Meetings of the International American Studies Association. Beijing, September 18-20.
Gladys Nakahara
EALL – Japanese
Machida, Japan (AY 2006-07)
Course Development: JPN 403 & 404 Fourth-Year Japanese for Advanced Speakers I & II, two special courses for heritage bilingual students, were developed jointly with Kazue Kanno and Miki Ogasawara in the Fall of 2011 to be taught from the Fall of 2012Presentations/Talks at Conferences and Professional Assemblies:Feb. 17, 2011: The Thirteenth Japanese Poetry Contest Lecture, University of Hawaii at Manoa: “Japanese Poetry: From Orange Blossoms to Chuuhai

April 1, 2010: The University of Hawaii at Manoa Joint Seminar on Translation: Translating the Untranslatable. “Translating the Imayô Songs of Ryôjinhishô

April 4, 2009: Hawaii Association of Teachers of Japanese Spring Conference at Kapiolani Community College, presentation on “Poetry in the Classroom–Teaching Japanese Language and Culture through Poetry” jointly presented with Masami Lachmann & Misako Steverson

Grants Received:

May, 2008: Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities Grant, $2500.00

May, 2008: Japan Studies Endowment Grant, $1000.00

2004-2007: Center for Japanese Studies Grants for Course Development


From Kokoro to Kotoba: University of Hawaii Japanese Poetry Contests 1999-2008, trans. Gladys Nakahara, ed. Gladys Nakahara, Masami Lachmann, and Misako Steverson. Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii Hôchi, 2009.

Kem Lowry
Professor Emeritus
Urban and Regional Planning
London, England (Fall 2006)
Two presentations that became book chapters: Lowry, K. and T.E. Chua. 2007. “Strengthening Regional Cooperation in Coastal and Ocean Governance.” Securing the Oceans: Essays on Oceans Governance-Global and Regional Perspectives. (T.E. Chua., G. Kullenberg and D. Bonga, eds). Nippon Foundation and GEF/UNDP/IMO Regional Programme on Building Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA), Quezon City, Philippines. Lowry, K. 2007. “Designing Decentralized Coastal Management Programs.” Decentralizing Governance. Edited by S. Cheema and D. Rondinelli. Washington, DC: Brookings.
Lee Siegel
Paris, France (Spring 2007)
The publications resulting from my participation as a resident director in our study abroad program include both Love and the Incredibly Old Man (University of Chicago Press, 2008) and Love Songs of Radha and Krishna (Clay Sanskrit Library and New York University Press, 2009). While serving in Paris I gave a lecture at the Museé de quai Branly and participated in round table conferences at the CNRS.
Jon Goldberg-Hiller 
Political Science
Paris, France (Summer 2007)
I did develop an interest in the French philosopher Catherine Malabou while in Paris on study abroad. That led to the development of three academic papers published in journals and a workshop with Professor Malabou and 10 American, Canadian, British and Italian theorists that we held in London last month, again while I was on study abroad. That workshop was funded by the National Science Foundation. It has also gained a strong interest from Duke University Press which is likely to publish the book that comes from it. That book will be edited by myself and Brenna Bhandar.
Paul Lyons
French Polynesia (Summer 2006)
Book review for Contemporary Pacific thinking about cultural performance and contributed to his thinking about questions of “authenticity” in relation to Hawai`iProfessor Lyons further writes, the program certainly did help me greatly, thought, with my thinking about tourism/ travel/Pacific culture/literature, in ways that I draw upon continuously in my dealing with student work and my teaching. … Having been to the Marquesas, in particular, is invaluable to my thinking about a number of research interests; it helps me to see the landscape as I read archival materials here events that took place there. (12-5-2011)
Lee Siegel
Paris, France (Spring 2007)
The publications resulting from my participation as a resident director in our study abroad program include both Love and the Incredibly Old Man (University of Chicago Press, 2008) and Love Songs of Radha and Krishna (Clay Sanskrit Library and New York University Press, 2009). While serving in Paris I gave a lecture at the Museé de quai Branly and participated in round table conferences at the CNRS.
Jon Goldberg-Hiller 
Political Science
Paris, France (Summer 2007)
I did develop an interest in the French philosopher Catherine Malabou while in Paris on study abroad. That led to the development of three academic papers published in journals and a workshop with Professor Malabou and 10 American, Canadian, British and Italian theorists that we held in London last month, again while I was on study abroad. That workshop was funded by the National Science Foundation. It has also gained a strong interest from Duke University Press which is likely to publish the book that comes from it. That book will be edited by myself and Brenna Bhandar.