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.

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NAME OF FACULTY/ DEPARTMENT/PROGRAM/ TERM MEASURABLE OUTCOMES OF STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM RESIDENT DIRECTORSHIP

Scott Schimmel
Associate Professor (Academy for Creative Media) Assistant Professor (School of Communications)
Florence, Italy (Fall 2020-Spring 2021)
Spending 2 semesters working in Italy sounds like a dream come true. Of course, that is if you didn’t do so during a pandemic. I have never been a person to shy away from challenging situations since I find them opportunities for great personal growth. I jumped at the chance to serve as resident director and am happy to say that it was an amazing experience of learning and productivity.

As a filmmaker many of my projects explore the lives of others and I have avoided opening myself up through a personal story. Given the restriction of movement during much of my time in Florence I was left with no other option but to turn the camera on myself. The result of this is an experiment in VR360 video titled Shadows in a City that Once Was. Through a series of photographs presented in a 360 degree virtual space combined with spoken word prose the film explores observations of Florence, a city I spent several years of my youth in, over many years of change. I am currently composing music for the film and have received very positive feedback from those that have seen it so far. This project really pushed me out of my comfort zone and is possibly the most creative film I have made.

One of the greatest benefits of serving as resident director was the opportunity to take classes at our partner institution. Among the classes that I took was a web design class during the spring semester. There I learned how to design websites with code and how to make them responsive to different devices. Learning this new skill has been extremely helpful since I am currently working on a collaborative project with a colleague in Art that explores the experience of walking. We are presenting this project as a website and have struggled for a few years to make it work since we were relying on site builder options such as Wix that do not give you full control over the site design. Over the summer I was able to take what I learned and put together a solid prototype site and we now expect to have the project ready for public display and award consideration by the end of the year.

Martha Crosby
Professor
Information and Computer Sciences
London, England (Spring 2021)
I was able to attend many workshops and conferences via Zoom. The time difference in the UK meant that it was convenient time regardless of whether the meetings originated in Europe, or the U.S. mainland. For example, I enrolled in weekly webinar sessions called “Techbyte Tuesdays” to learn about K-12 Wi-Fi. I was also able to continue UH-Mānoa (UHM) activities such as participating in the National Center for Women in Technology (NCWIT) Hawai‘i Affiliate 2021 Awards” ceremony using the Zoom platform (see the 2021 NCWIT Hawai‘i Affiliate Awards program at http://go.hawaii.edu/fBJ. I provided a video clip for Celebrating a Decade+ of AiC Affiliates Event on May 21st sharing some stories on how the Hawaii Affiliate was first started and where it’s gone since.  In addition to the Hawaii Affiliate origination story, and how life and work were affected by the experience of being an AiC affiliate coordinator.in addition, I was one of the organizers of the on April 30th Women in Data Science (WiDS) event that took place in Zoom. I am a co-PI on the NSF Noyce Grant NSF “Building Capacity for Assuring High Quality, Licensed Computer Science Teachers across Hawai’i” that was awarded in April. The purpose of this Computer Science Education Hui (CSE Hui) 11-month capacity building grant is to lay the groundwork for development of a computer science education certificate program at UHM.
Kathryn Hoffmann
Professor
LLEA
Paris, France (Fall 2021)
Research and publication

I gave an invited paper for an international virtual study day, four days before leaving for Paris. On arrival in Paris I did archival research at the French National Archives that I needed to be able to turn that paper into a publishable article, using inventories after death from the sixteenth century. During the program, I wrote the essay in French. It was published in December by the the French publisher, L’Harmattan. My article is: “Le libertinage doré: la culture matérielle de l’inclination” in  L’Argent du Libertinage: Actes de la journée d’étude virtuelle du 31 juillet, 2021, Paris; L’Harmattan, 2021,  pp. 9-27.

I did research at the French National Library and the National Archives  for another invited paper to be delivered in summer 2022, with plans for publishing at L’Harmattan. I used books, manuscripts and other archival material (legal statements and other documents, arrest records, correspondence, etc.). My project focuses on two seventeenth-century surgeons who were  arrested in Paris for doing illegal dissections. One of the surgeons, after having done public dissections in Genoa that attracted an international audience, and having been caught running across the roofs of Paris dragging the half-dissected cadaver of a child, went on to establish France’s first anatomical museum. The other wrote books on medical cures, treatises on coffee, tea and chocolate and a guidebook to Paris. Their  intertwined arrest histories contribute details to the complex portrait of medical practices. Some of the material will be part of the conference paper and an article; the rest is for one of my books in progress.

Both projects could be completed only in Paris. Had I not been able to complete the research, I would have opted not to publish now. An added benefit: I increased my skills in reading 16th and 17th c. manuscripts.

Museum work and photographs.

Visual culture and material culture are an important part of my courses at UH and abroad.  During the program I became a Friend of the Louvre and renewed my Year at Versailles membership. I visited museums and special exhibitions weekly that included: Louvre (+ four temporary exhibitions), Versailles (multiple special exhibitions and visits), Musée Marmottan, Centre Pompidou, Musée d’Orsay, Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Musée Carnavalet, Musée de Montmartre, Musée du Quay Branly, Musée Jacquemart-André, Musée d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaïsme, Musée de l’Orangerie, Musée des Arts Forains, Catacombs, Opéra Garnier, Sainte Chapelle, and Fondation Louis Vuitton,  as well as museums and churches in Lille and the Netherlands. I made at more than three dozen museum visits and took hundreds of photographs, many of which will become integrated into my UH courses and conference papers, and publications.

Professional contacts for research and teaching.

I met with the Paris artist, Maïssa Toulet whose cabinet-of curiosity-inspired work in already  in my courses. She came with students to one of my classes taught in the St. Louis Hospital wax museum, and then  invited the students in the Fantasy, Madness and Monsters course to visit her studio in the Marais. They got a unique studio experience.  Though her, I met a writer/exhibition curator who invited me to the opening of his exhibition on spirit photography. I added photos from the exhibition to my course and will include them in the next course I teach in Paris as well.

I am grateful to the Study Abroad Office and Council for making it possible for me to do library, archival, and museum research that has already resulted in publication and that will enrich my teaching in the years to come. It is work I can do only in Paris.

NAME OF FACULTY/ DEPARTMENT/PROGRAM/ TERM MEASURABLE OUTCOMES OF STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM RESIDENT DIRECTORSHIP
Vina Lanzona
Associate Professor
History
Seville, Spain (Fall 2019)
I can say with full confidence that directing the Study Abroad Program in Seville, Spain had been one of the best professional and personal decisions that I have ever made in my life. As UHM’s Philippine historian, I always had the desire to stay for a substantial period in Spain, not only to perfect my Spanish, but to conduct research on my long-term project of reexamining Spanish colonialism in the Philippines. Everytime I go to Spain, I feel that my knowledge and relationship with Spain and its connection to Asian history further deepened and intensified.

Being a resident director and teaching my courses also helped me tremendously professionally and personally. My courses gave me an opportunity to reflect more closely on issues that are important in my work as historian of Spain and the Philippines. And being close to this unique group of students, all of whom were exploring Seville and Spain just like me, was a truly great experience. As I said, while I believe that they learned a lot from me, I also learned a lot from them. We shared with each other our experiences and our societal observations and their responsibility and maturity were always sources of inspiration to me.

My stay in Seville also tremendously advanced my own research into the Spanish Empire. When I was not teaching, I went to the Archivos de Indias, located at the center of Seville and the major depository of Spain’s colonial archives. I was able to collect a lot of documents and I felt that I truly progressed in my research. I was also able to gain professional contacts with faculty from the Universidad de Sevilla who share my research interests.

Finally, the personal benefits that I attained in this program are incalculable. Understandably, I was a bit apprehensive when I moved to Seville as I had to uproot my life again to live abroad—in a completely different society, a unique culture, a different language, and new ways of doing things. But this time, I overcame such difficulties quite easily. Having a purpose to be there (teaching my courses, helping my students) put things in perspective. It has been six years since my last visit to Seville but within a few weeks, I gained a lot of confidence again and felt familiar with the city and the people. I remembered once again why I’ve grown to love Seville, Spain and the Spanish people the first time. This time, my experiences, in all aspects, are even much better and more gratifying.

Cullen Hayashida
Professor
Sociology
Machida, Japan (Fall 2019)
Professionally, these 6.5 months in Japan were beneficial in improving my understanding of Japanese society, expanding or deepening my contacts, and developing my writing plans the rest of this year. The following is an inventory of work that I engaged in over and above my teaching responsibilities.

  1. Kitakyushu International Workshop on Foreign Care Workers: Dr. Takeo Ogawa of Fukuoka invited me to participate in the 1st Expertise Dialogue Workshop of Long-term Care in Japan, Philippines, and India. My presentation was entitled: “Training Programs for Entry-level Eldercare Workers: Issues and Challenges.” This meeting was held from November 14 and 15, 2019 at the Kitakyushu International Conference Center
  2. Presentation at the Oberlin University Gerontology Department Faculty and Graduate Students at its Yotsuya Campus. December 11, 2019. This was a presentation on “Strategies to Address the Long-term Depopulation of Japan and its Workforce Shortage Challenge” at the invitation of Dr. Hisao Osada, VP of Oberlin University
  3. Presentation at the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology near Ikebukuro, Tokyo, on January 9. This was the same presentation on “Strategies to Address the Long-term Depopulation of Japan and its Workforce Shortage Challenge.” This presentation immediately resulted in a request of Dr. Tomoko Ikegami and her colleague, Dr. Tomoko Wakui, to participate in a joint multi-year research proposal on active aging. Our final proposal preparation session was on the day of my departure from Tokyo, February 20, 2020.
  4. Grant application with Dr. Andrew Mason of the East-West Center to the State Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to support research the use of an economic tool to better assess Hawaii’s population aging and its financial implications. We were successful in obtaining $50,000 that will be used to support one graduate student in retrieving and analyzing state data. Results from that study will be presented at a Fall 2020 East-West Center conference. (See: http://www.ntaccounts.org/web/nta/show/Documents/Meetings/13th%20Global%20Meeting%20on%20Population%20and%20the%20Generational%20Economy). I will plan to invite colleagues from the Oberlin Gerontology Department to participate.
  5. Preliminary Plans for Cross-Cultural Training: I had the opportunity to visit Yu Yu no Sato Assisted Living Facility in Yugawara, Kanagawa Prefecture. I met representatives of this organization in Yugawara and in Tokyo to plan a preliminary trip for Fall 2020 to assess the possibility of establishing intercultural training with one of Hawaii’s assisted living facilities with annual visits beginning in 2021. This will be an opportunity for cross-cultural learning, training, and evaluation research.
David Beilman
Associate Professor
Geography
London, England (Spring 2019)
Academically, my semester was productive and rewarding. On UR campus I made contact with faculty in Life Sciences and was able to use their microscope laboratory facilities for my Antarctic climate change project. During Spring 2019 I attended three academic conferences and participated in an invited workshop. These included the European Geosciences Union (Vienna, Austria), The Association of American Geographers (Washington, DC), the International Union for Quaternary Science Congress (Dublin, Ireland), and the Carbon in Wetlands and the Earth System through Time workshop (Exeter, UK). I delivered invited talks at the University of Bristol and the University of Southampton, and collaborative trips to the British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge (I will be going to the Antarctic in February 2020) and the University of Exeter. New collaborations arising from my time in London include the University of Exeter (we completed three weeks of fieldwork in Arctic Norway in August with support from the British Antarctic Survey), the University of Southampton (a field campaign in the tropical Pacific including Tahiti and the Marquesas is upcoming in Fall 2020), the France CRNS Laboratory of Ecological Functioning and Environment, Toulouse (a new US‐France seed money proposal was submitted in March, and we just found out the proposal has been funded), and the University of Leicester (a NERC pre‐proposal has been submitted and accepted, and a full proposal is planned for submission in January 2020). The opportunity to be in London for Spring 2020 was critical for all of these new collaborations and opportunities.
Jeffrey Tripp
Instructor
American Studies
Lille, France (Summer 2019)
The benefits I gained form the experience were two-fold. First, many of the excursions were centered on World War I and II sites in northern France and Belgium. As my primary teaching course investigates US historical and cultural interactions with the world, visiting and researching these sites (Dunkirk, Ypres, Brussels, Normandy) provided and excellent opportunity to enhance my course in immeasurable ways. Second, I also teach an architecture course and having the opportunity to investigate and research the unique architecture of the Nord de France region will also greatly enhance my course offerings. Lastly, I made important professional connections with faculty from ESP that I hope will lead to collaboration on future projects.
Jing Wu
Instructor
EALL
Shanghai, China (Summer 2019)
The Summer study abroad faculty resident director experience enriched not only my professional but also personal development.

  1. I have gained a profound understanding towards the second/foreign language and cultural acquisition as well as various students’ needs in a study abroad setting. Therefore, I have developed and enhanced not only my language teaching skills but also the cross-cultural understandings, both positive and negative.
  1. I have developed a better and profound understanding towards the Experiential Learning theory and model. Moreover, I have been conducting my research about cross-culture awareness and acquisition as well as the implementation of the Experiential Learning theory and model. My latest paper titled “Implement Experiential Learning Cycle with Intercultural Can-Do Statements” has been accepted for the 2020 Hawai‘i International Conference on Chinese Studies (HICCS), to be held January 5–9, 2020 at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.
  1. I have been collecting many authentic and up-to-date Chinese texts. Those materials will be mostly used in an ongoing “Business Chinese Reader” project with Dr. Wang, Hai-Dan as well as employed in my different levels of Chinese classes at UHM accordingly.
Ann Auman
Professor
School of Communications
Annecy, France (Summer 2019)
I wrote a report on Digital Ethics without Borders that focuses on what to teach in a media ethics class in today’s disrupted media landscape, which I will incorporate into my class. Students need to learn that journalism’s core values of truth-seeking, accuracy, transparency, impartiality and independence are framed or influenced by culture, government control of media, and local context.

I also wrote “Strategies for developing a cross-cultural student mindset among journalism students.” My top recommendations are to required Study Abroad and learning a second language.

I’ve observed the pervasive influence of American culture and English-language music on French life. I’ve seen it in French television and print advertising, in music sung and played by bands in parks, on the radio, in stores, as well as English-language TV shows dubbed in French. News stories covered England (Boris Johnson’s election as prime minister) and Donald Trump, of course. There’s much more American culture creeping into French culture and language than the reverse. Study Abroad gave me the opportunity to talk to an Agence France Press reporter on the challenges he faces. I also learned about the changes going on the national French exams (le bac), and reforms proposed by President Emmanuel Macron; the passion of the students who want to keep that rite of passage and spoke out against reform that would lessen the importance of Le Bac (the Baccalauréat exam for university entrance) as a measure of students’ abilities. I also spoke to a French woman from Annecy who was complaining about tourism, and that her town had changed for the worse. She could have been talking about Kailua! This town also has a few beggars and homeless people (by choice; they have a strong social welfare net). We have much in common.

Vernadette Gonzalez
Professor
American Studies
Florence, Italy (Summer 2019)
I was able to contact Migrantour Florence and take part in an excursion in Florence, which was being hosted for a group of students on another study abroad experience. As my research is in tourism, I was able to do some light ethnographic fieldwork on this outing, and find out a bit more about the feasibility of looking at European sites for my next project, particularly the interplay between migrants and tourists in places that are heavily affected by both sets of populations. I also made a faculty contact with the University of Florida instructor who had arranged for the tour, which is a possibility for future collaboration.During my stay in Florence, and in Italy in general, I was able to observe in more depth attitudes toward tourists, especially when witnessing a demonstration in Venice against large cruise ships (one of which had just crashed into the Venice pier a few days prior) and a different kind of mobility, when a captain of a rescue boat bearing refugees insisted on disembarking in Italy despite the minister’s refusal.

As I develop a new book project on the politics of hospitality, tourism, and solidarity, this appointment will lend additional depth and knowledge about a site different from those my expertise focuses on.

Benito Quintana
Associate Professor
LLEA
Seville, Spain (Spring 2020)
As a 16th- and 17th-century scholar of Spanish and Latin American culture and literature, this appointment as resident director in Seville during the spring of 2020 promised to be extremely valuable to continue developing my teaching and research agenda. Of particular relevance for my research is the world-class colonial period documentation archived in the Archivo General de Indias (General Archive of the Indies [America]), where I was hoping to continue conducting research for several academic projects including my upcoming critical edition of the 17thcentury Spanish stage play on the conquest of Mexico. Unfortunately, as a result of the pandemic caused by COVID-19, Spain went into lockdown and all public resources were shuttered for the reminder of the semester.

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NAME OF FACULTY/ DEPARTMENT/PROGRAM/ TERM MEASURABLE OUTCOMES OF STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM RESIDENT DIRECTORSHIP
Karen Jolly
Professor
History
London, England (Fall 2018)
I planned this study abroad around a special exhibit in my field of Anglo-Saxon history at the British Library, and also made extended use of the British Museum’s early medieval artifacts. I bought memberships in both institutions and was able to visit one or both twice or more per week. Five major accomplishments of the semester include:

  •  Visited the British Library Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms exhibit four times and attended the December conference that gathered the top specialists in my field, where we could both celebrate and evaluate the exhibit. Interacting with my colleagues there provided a catalyst for embarking on new work in our field, which is currently riven by uncertainty over the very name of the field and issues surrounding colonialism and racism.
  • Gathered data from my students on their responses to the British Library Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms exhibit and to the Oceania and other exhibits to use in a paper I will be presenting at the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists meeting this summer in New Mexico, and eventually in a published article.
  • Made extensive use of the British Library manuscripts and reading rooms to research tenth-century England, for my own ongoing projects as well as fact-checking the draft of a prominent author’s historical fiction novel.
  • Conducted research on and blogged about episcopal croziers (see https://litteramepandat.wordpress.com/2018/10/04/croziers-history-and-use/ ). I will be using this material in a chapter of my historical fiction.
  • Gained new ideas for teaching both medieval history and material culture. I am planning to develop the museum studies topic further for HIST 433.
Jing Wu
Instructor
EALL – Chinese
Shanghai, China (Fall 2018)
The one-semester study abroad faculty resident director experience enriched my professional and personal development.

  1. I have had a profound understanding towards the second/foreign language and cultural acquisition as well as various students’ needs in a study abroad setting. Therefore, I have developed and enhanced not only my language teaching skills but also the cross-cultural understandings, both positive and negative.
  1. I have developed a better and profound understanding towards the Experiential Learning theory and model. Moreover, I become more interested in the research and study about the implementation of the Experiential Learning theory and model. Hence, I am going to propose a research topic regarding the implementation of Experiential Learning theory and model in a study abroad setting in ACTFL 2019.
  1. I have collected many authentic and up-to-date Chinese texts. Those materials will be mostly used in an ongoing “Business Chinese Reader” project with Dr. Haidan Wang as well as employed in my different levels of Chinese classes at UHM accordingly.
Jacob Huss
Instructor
LLEA – French
Angers, France (Summer 2018)
I collected a lot of teaching material (brochures, texts, maps, music, movies, etc.) while on my stay. I will use these in my classes next semester. Observing the teachers and moniteurs gave me some good ideas about what I should be doing in my classes. The experiential projects by the students will be used in my French business class (FR 309).
John Lynham
Professor
Economics
Dublin, Ireland (Summer 2018)
Personally, this was an incredible summer for me because I got to share my home country with 16 outstanding students. Professionally, I mainly just worked on existing projects in the shared office space at the Quinn school. I did present my research at venues outside of UCD which provided some very valuable feedback and that will probably enrich me going forward.
Linda Oshita
Associate Specialist
Special Education
Kobe, Japan (Summer 2018)
Professional Benefits

On a professional level, I was more productive during my six weeks in Kobe than I had been all year at UHM. I arrived in Kobe with two projects I had intended to complete over the summer. Not only was I able to complete the projects, I also developed a new line of research – barrier free issues and disability in Japan. I researched barrier free structures, visited programs that provide access to individuals with disabilities in Japan, and met people who work in this field. Through these opportunities, I developed two seminar courses with a focus on Japan. I would not have been able to do this as easily if it were not in Japan for the Study Abroad opportunity. The work atmosphere also contributed to my productivity. I was provided with a spacious work area in the corner of the KIEC. The KIEC wifi signal was strong and I was able to research, check emails, download articles and easily do other tasks related to my research and writing. I was also able to work uninterrupted for long stretches of time in a very pleasant office environment while still having ample time to meet with KIEC staff, students, hold daily office hours, and attend lectures and other campus-based cultural activities with the students. In short, the RD position is a blend of the best aspects of faculty positions – student advising, research, writing, collaborating, and administrative tasks in small doses.

Personal Benefits

The opportunity to live and work in Kobe this summer benefitted me tremendously on a personal level. I was very grateful that my family was allowed to join me for this summer program. My children, ages 13 and 15, were able to experience living abroad for the first time and this experience is one they are not likely to forget. Given that they were on summer break from their schools in Honolulu, I did not have to worry about finding an international school for them to attend while in Kobe. The summer program is ideal for faculty with school-aged children who want to experience living abroad but are concerned about interrupting their children’s schooling. Although I worked hard all summer, after spending time with my family in Kobe, I returned to my current position at UHM this fall feeling refreshed and recharged.

Joan Debrah
Instructor
LLEA – French
Paris, France (Summer 2018)
I gained so much from this program and really appreciate the opportunity to do it. It was great deal of hard work to prepare (especially) the history and culture components of the course I taught, but it was really good for me to refresh my knowledge, organize it, and present it to the students. I took full advantage of the time I had in Paris, and the first three weeks I had time in the mornings and weekend store familiarize myself with the city, visit many, many museums, benefit from as many city and museum tours as I could, walk the neighborhoods, attend concerts, take photos, meet and talk to Parisians, do a cooking course, ride bikes, visit markets, and eat eat eat. We were also very fortunate to be there during Bastille day, the Tour de France, and especially the World Cup. I know my enthusiasm level for the language and culture has increased exponentially, and my knowledge has been updated and made more current. My students at UH will benefit from this, and from the history and culture materials I prepared, as I plan to incorporate them into my classes and perhaps teach LLEA 264 one semester soon.
Mary Mostafanezhad
Assistant Professor
Geography
Florence, Italy (Summer 2018)
The professional benefits that I gained through the program include a deeper understanding of the Slow Food movement in Florence as well as collaborations with Italian scholars who are involved in the movement. These benefits will contribute to my ability to further develop my research on foodscapes and tourism in Italy as well as in Hawaii. Additionally, I am now collaborating on an article related to these issues with an Italian scholar from a local university. I personally benefitted from this experience through the opportunity to make new friends as LdM and other local universities and deepen my knowledge and interest in Italian culture.
Tetine Sentell
Professor
Public Health Studies
Dublin, Ireland (Summer 2018)
I really enjoyed learning about this aspect of UH Manoa’s offerings for students. It gave me a stronger sense of academic richness available for our students. I also enjoyed seeing how nicely the UCD program ran both for our students and for the other programs offered at the same time (as there are many programs there in the nursing school across a number of academic areas of focus/expertise, including doctoral programs and a conference). These are good examples for future academic activities that public health might choose to undertake someday!

There were other professional development opportunities. I was able to present my research at the 4th International Knowledge Exchange at UCD in the School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems and learn more about international work at UCD and research of other study abroad faculty from US universities. This was a fruitful and enjoyable knowledge exchange with built-in opportunities for discussion.

Overall, Ireland was lovely and I was very happy to experience it and to meet so many lovely people in such a pleasant personal and professional way.

NAME OF FACULTY/ DEPARTMENT/PROGRAM/ TERM MEASURABLE OUTCOMES OF STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM RESIDENT DIRECTORSHIP
Joanna Eagle
Associate Professor
American Studies
London, England (Fall 2017)
From my own personal and scholarly perspective, the semester was a great pleasure, and I very much enjoyed both the students and the opportunity to take advantage of London’s many resources. With the resources of the Imperial War Museum in particular, I was able to complete research toward both a Fall 2017 conference presentation on aerial vision and toward a short book on War Games, which I then completed during my sabbatical in Spring 2018 (the book is forthcoming in 2019 from Rutgers UP). Overall, the experience of serving as Resident Director for the UHM Study Abroad in London in Fall 2017 was an overwhelmingly positive one, and I am very grateful for this opportunity. I feel the Study Abroad program offers an invaluable experience to our students (as well as our faculty), contributing immeasurably to their personal as well as intellectual growth.

Paul Deering
Professor
Curriculum Studies
Seville, Spain(Fall 2017)

It would be hard to overstate the benefits of this experience for myself.  It was delightful to exhume my moderate Spanish language proficiency from its tomb of nonuse.  I was amazed at how quickly and thoroughly it re-emerged.  Side trips to France and Italy were made easier by my familiarity with this Latin-based language,  and ignited an interest in me to study these languages as well.

Being immersed for months in a foreign culture/language is an invaluable experience — so much greater than the very substantial benefits of tourism.  It offered the opportunity to really “see” Spanish/Seville culture.  The lively, out-in-the streets/cafes aspect of the local culture was a delight.  And I was pleasantly surprised to encounter no haughtiness or hostility regarding my imperfect Spanish, in contrast to my Mexican friends’ trepidations toward their ancestral nation’s people.

The atypical schedule and workload of the semester allowed me to engage in some very rewarding scholarship.  My main focus as an academic is adolescent learning and development.  Current scholarship in this field has broadened the range from age 10 to as high as 30.  Therefore, my close work and extensive interaction with the ICS adolescents was very informative.  I completely overhauled presentations on human development and learning, delivering them in two sessions at the AVID National Conference in Orlando, FL in December.  My sessions both drew 150+ participants, in contrast with the conference average of about 25.  I continued work on an article on adolescent learning and development in preparation for submission to the Association for Middle Level Education’s Middle School Journal.  And finally, I also was inspired to complete a creative work, an original song entitled Dreaming in Spanish Again, which I performed at the ICS Thanksgiving feast.

Kara Miller
Associate Professor
Theatre and Dance
Paris, France (Fall 2017)
My teaching and study as Resident Director enriched me as a faculty member in my research, teaching, and curriculum development. I conducted creative and scholarly projects while in Paris as well as continued to develop my curriculum including transnational influences in contemporary dance in France and across Europe for the Dance in World Cultures course.

I was fortunate to be chosen as the Resident Director for the Paris Study Abroad program in the Fall of 2017.  Paris is a gorgeous city and one of the world’s leading business and cultural centers in the arts. Dance, theater, music, media, fashion, and all the arts contribute to Paris as one of the world’s major global arts scene.  It is the home of notable dance companies such as the Paris Opera Ballet as well as a hotbed of activity in experimentation with transnational influences of dance genres. Being in Paris afforded my classes the opportunity to see huge dance and theater performances as well as traditional and innovative practices in performance art.

My professional enrichment did not simply come about by attending many dance performances, as valuable as that was. I was also able to make significant connections with dance professionals and artists while I was there.  I was subsequently invited to give guest lectures and master classes at other universities and dance studios. I presented a series of dance improvisation and choreography workshops at Poitier University in France, that resulted in a performance and return to France to a major international dance festival in the Spring 2018.  I gave dance improvisation and video choreography workshops in Savonnia University in Finland and invited to return. I taught dance classes in Paris and presented Salesi, a dance film made in Hawai‘i, as a featured public presentation at the Maisons des Association.

My creative and performance research incorporates yoga, dance choreography, improvisation, and dance filmmaking. Through out the semester I had a dance residency and rehearsal space the Centre de La Danse and En Cours: Site d’art contemporain in Paris that culminated in an installation and evening of performance research titled “Un Chemin de Miettes” and a dance for the camera film “Boulangerie d’Antan” at En Cours in December 2017.  The performance was a video art dance installation with interactive projection design, live performance, and online media sharing with collaborators in France and Hawai‘i.

I am deeply enriched by this experience as a faculty member at Mānoa.

Elizabeth Colwill
Associate Professor
American Studies
Paris, France (Spring 2018)
The appointment as resident director was a beneficial and a delightful opportunity for me as humanities professor whose research is primarily in the Francophone world. It was a great pleasure to have the opportunity to work closely with a small group of our students from UHM, and to mentor them as they adjusted to living abroad. The chance to teach France and Paris-related humanities course content “on location” was intellectually enriching both for me and for the students. I also found that the experience of working with international students in my classes opened up new perspectives and directions in my teaching. Paris as a learning environment offered endless opportunities in the form of historic sites and monuments, museums and exhibits, culture, foods, and the arts, and the cultural diversity of various neighborhoods. To take just one example, I was able to visit and photograph a major exhibit on the international protests of 1968–a historical period that I taught in one of my study abroad courses, which I’ll incorporate into future classes at UHM.

On the research front, I was able to access resources at both the Bibliothèque Nationale and the Archives Nationales. I then built on the research that I’d accomplished during spring semester, returning to Paris in August for another full month of research. Living and working in France provided an invaluable opportunity to advance my research and to meet other French writers and academics.

Kathryn Hoffmann
Professor
LLEA – French
Florence, Italy (Spring 2018)
I did new research before and after my directorship.  I came to Florence a month before students so that I could get research underway before they arrived. My primary research site has been the history of science library at the Galileo Museum, along with museum collections, especially those of the Pitti Palace. I have library access that includes access to manuscript and archival material at the Galileo Museum and the National Library, I am a Friend of the Pitti Palace and have a yearly subscription to the Uffizi Gallery.  I used those resources, and others in Florence to prepare and teach my courses and to develop my own research.

Study abroad semesters have always been the most intensive semesters in my career. This semester was particularly intensive because of student research projects that required an unusual amount of my time.  I will be able to mention some of that student research in a an article for a book to be published by the Modern Language Association on teaching approaches using literature and  material culture.

Immediately after students left, I moved into full research mode again. I researched, wrote, and delivered conference papers at two international conferences in my field in Lecce, Italy and in Paris, France in June and July. I am working on several articles, conference papers and two book projects.

The directorship offered other forms of professional development.   I developed my Italian language skills (at the advanced level), which are crucial for my research in 16th and 17th c. Italian literature and history.  During my semester, all my interactions with LdM faculty and staff, research libraries, and daily interactions in Florence are in Italian only. I took an LdM course. I met several times with colleagues from other institutions to discuss at interdisciplinary projects for the future. We began discussion of a possible project that could involve collaboration among the Accademia di Belle Arti,  Arcetri Observatory, Galileo Museum, the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, and the University of Hawai‘i on art and astronomy.  When LdM faculty and administrators return for the Fall semester, I would also be happy to continue discussions with LdM and with UHM Study Abroad on the possible development of a certificate in Italian studies.

Anne Misawa
Associate Professor
American Studies
London, England (Spring 2018)
This was a tremendous learning opportunity for me, not only as a teacher but also as a filmmaker. I’ve conducted for 13 years a program in China called SMART Exchange where I take 6 ACM UHM students to Shanghai to participate in the Shanghai Int. Film Festival, screen their officially selected films, and collaborate with Shanghai Film Academy students on creating short narrative films within a three week period, as well as a reciprocal program in fall with SHU students visiting Hawai’i, but this program in London yielded more opportunity for me to do my own personal research on topics I was interested in exploring than I can, when I am in Shanghai as well as it gave me the opportunity to teach film courses to non-ACM majors, which gave me some insight.  It was wonderful to be able to personally access the British Film Institute (its archives, film festivals and events, a key one with director Lynne Ramsay, a focus and influence to my creative work) and the London College of Communications (events, faculty and namely, the Stanley Kubrick Archives—a filmmaker, also a great influence and interest of research, namely on such films as 2001: The Space Odyssey, Barry Lyndon, The Shining, Lolita and more), as well as London’s theatre and museum options and opportunities for me to connect with faculty and people related to film etc.  It all yielded an enrichment that will not only expand my personal creative work but has also allowed me access to information and materials (scanned by the institutions for me to take back for educational purposes) that will enrich the curriculum of the courses I teach at UHM.
NAME OF FACULTY/ DEPARTMENT/PROGRAM/ TERM MEASURABLE OUTCOMES OF STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM RESIDENT DIRECTORSHIP
Jane Moulin
Professor
Music
Florence, Italy (Fall 2016)
The Study Abroad experience changes students; in a similar way, it also changes faculty as we come to see and know the world in new ways. In attending a range of concerts in a new place, I learned more about my discipline and different approaches to music-making.  By taking classes, I learned new ways of engaging students and viewing the classroom.  I have been impressed by the positive, can-do attitude that surrounds LDM and feel a sense of renewal. A reprieve from committee meetings also afforded me extra time to make important research strides:

  • I was able to complete a book chapter, entitled “Touristic Encounters:  Imag(in)ing Tahiti and its Performing Arts.” for an upcoming monograph that will be published by ANU in 2017.  I also gathered and prepared all the visual materials to accompany this chapter.
  • On a brief trip to Paris, I was able to re-establish contact with a French colleague, who invited me to contribute to an upcoming volume on Globalization in the Pacific. I began preliminary work on this chapter.
  • I submitted a requested reader’s report for a manuscript submitted to the journal Francosphères.
  • I conducted interviews and worked on choreography for a co-project with Tahitian dancer Vavitu Mo’oria, who was visiting in Florence for three weeks. This project also had the important result of bringing a Tahitian view into the classroom, as Vavitu worked directly with our students for three weeks.
Ned Bertz
Associate Professor
History
Delhi, India (Fall 2016)
Delhi is a fantastic location for my professional and personal life.  I continued to build up academic linkages here while remaining productive on my research agenda.  I published one book review in a major Indian newspaper this semester, and have been completing work on two essays to be published in 2017 and two further book reviews due out next year as well.  I’ve also started preparation for my sabbatical next semester, for which I will stay on in India.  I also enjoy life in Delhi and feel completely at home in the city.
Andrew B. Wertheimer
Associate Professor
Library & Information Science Program
Machida, Japan (Fall 2016)
I would say that I had professional benefits from my time in Japan. I was able to conduct some research with a colleague at Keio University. Because of my professional ties, I was able to teach a course at Keio while in Japan, and also attend research conferences in the region (in Tsukuba, Kobe, and Nanjing). I was able to visit a number of other research and public libraries and archives while in Tokyo. I will be presenting my research from that trip at a conference later this year.

  • On a personal/professional level, being the RD also helped me to experience teaching undergraduates for the first time. It was very useful, since our unit is discussing adding an interdisciplinary undergraduate major, and I needed to learn more about the very different way of teaching undergraduates compared with my older and professional-track graduate students.
  • On a personal/artistic level, the experience was also richly rewarding. I find creative expression through photography, and I greatly enjoyed exploring the photography cultures in Japan, from museums to hanging out in a photography book café in Ebisu, camera collector’s bar in Nagano and photographer’s bar in Golden Gai, and numerous exhibitions in galleries in Tokyo. I was invited to do a photography exhibition in the future, which signifies recognition of my artistic development and networking.
NAME OF FACULTY/ DEPARTMENT/PROGRAM/ TERM MEASURABLE OUTCOMES OF STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM RESIDENT DIRECTORSHIP
Kathy Ferguson
Professor
Political Science, Women’s Studies
London, England (Fall 2015)

I benefited enormously from the research opportunity offered by my time at the University of Roehampton. I spent 3 – 4 days each week at the British Library, reading anarchist and feminist publications from the 1870s – 1945. These publications are not, for the most part, available on-line. I completed a great deal of the research I need for my next book on anarchist women from the Paris Commune to World War II.  In my field, there are few funded opportunities to spend 3 months at an international research site. The only way that I could afford to spend this much time at the British Library was through the Study Abroad Center.

My book has split into two books: “Anarchist Printers is about the role of the letterpress printer in the anarchist movement. Duke University Press has expressed interest in the book.

The other one is provisionally called “Emma Goldman’s Women: Anarchist Women from the Paris Commune to the Spanish Revolution”. I haven’t looked for a publisher yet for that one. I have submitted one chapter as an essay to Political Research Quarterly.

I’ve also found an art center called Halsway Manner near Taunton that was established by the daughter of Lily Gair Wilkinson, one of the anarchist women I am studying. I’m going to England in August and I’m planning to go to Halsway Manner, where they have some of Lily Gair Wilkinson’s work.

C. Kieko Matteson
Assoc. Professor
History
Paris, France (Fall 2015)
During my spring 2016 Study Abroad Directorship in Paris, I was able to complete essential research at the Archives nationales and the Bibliothèque nationale  for my book project-in-progress, provisionally titled “On the Theft of Wood: Murder in the Forêt de Chaux.”  I have spent my sabbatical painstakingly working my way through this and additional material that I collected in summer 2015 — more than 8,000 photos of manuscripts, plus hundreds of articles and historical monographs.

In addition to being critical to my research, my Spring 2016 semester in Paris enabled me to created new and invigorated versions of my standard course offerings: World Environmental History, Modern France, and Modern European Civilization, as well as the department’s required seminar for majors, Introduction to History: Historiography and Research Methods.  The updated courses incorporate photos, maps, primary source documents, and insights that I gathered during visits to famous and lesser-known historical sites, forests, and woodlands in and around Paris, Versailles, Normandy, Brittany and the Loire valley.

In terms of presentations, I presented on my current research at Florida State University’s Institute on Napoleon and the French Revolution in Tallahassee in October (October 25, 2016), and I will be serving on a roundtable on the future of French Environmental History at the Society for French Historical Studies conference in Washington, D.C. in April.  My Study Abroad directorship in Paris provided the foundation for these talks, and continues to bear fruit as I explore future research collaborations in France.

Kathryn Hoffmann
Professor
LLEA – French
Florence, Italy (Fall 2015)
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 Chapter

“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.

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

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)
Study Abroad Resident Director, Machida, Japan, 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 UHM study abroad students a hands-on learning experience that they would not otherwise get in a typical course.  University of Hawai‘i Mānoa Study Abroad Center has made arrangements with JF Oberlin University in Machida to allow UHM 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 UHM 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.

Veronica Bindi
Assoc. Professor
Physics and Astronomy
Florence, Italy (Spring 2016)
My research has benefited from proximity (not only in location but also in time zone) to other colleagues and to Switzerland, where my research activity has been focused during the last 14 years. From Florence, I have traveled multiple times to Switzerland to attend to important meetings with the collaboration and I met with other colleagues in Italy. Being in Europe, I was able to participated to two events, one in the Birkbeck University of London and one in University of Pisa focused on Women in Science, where I was invited to speak. In addition, I was able to participate in the Doctoral Committee as external reviewer at the Physics Department of the University of Trieste.

Last but not least, I strengthened my connections with LDM Institute. LDM is currently working on establishing a STEM program and because of my experience in this field, I have been asked to be in their board for this specific program and I am currently evaluating the type of courses that they should implement to address most of the STEM field students.

As part of the undergraduate committee at the Physics Department at UH Mānoa, we have built a new Physics BA program designed specifically for those students who wish to supplement the core study of physics with courses in interdisciplinary fields, such as biology, health sciences, environmental studies, oceanography, geology, social sciences and so on. These students will define their path with the help of faculty mentors, choosing among courses from the Physics Department and from other Departments in their field of interest. The courses that I develop for this program in Florence are particularly well suited for these students and I will teach them in future also here at UH Mānoa. For the students, I am also the point of contact in the Physics Department for the study abroad program.

NAME OF FACULTY/ DEPARTMENT/PROGRAM/ TERM MEASURABLE OUTCOMES OF STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM RESIDENT DIRECTORSHIP
Miriam Sharma
Professor
Asian Studies
Delhi, India (Fall 2014)
I greatly enhanced my knowledge of contemporary Indian and South Asian political economy and society, attended a number of cultural programs and academic lectures, and greatly improved my Hindi skills (thanks to the inordinate number of films I watched).  I regard the latter as being among the most important professional (and personal) benefit.  I was able to make several trips to my village and other as well as meet relatives and this greatly enhanced my speaking and comprehension skills.

I traveled to Varanasi and Kolkata and met with academics who teach in the History department at Banaras Hindu University as well as the Gender Studies Program at Calcutta University.  Both have expressed interest in having me as a visiting scholar.  I also met with the faculty and students of the University of Pittsburgh Study Abroad Program in Mussoorie and was able to participate in one of their outings to a Tibetan School and area.  I also gave a talk and met informally with journalism students at the Manorama School of Communication in Kottayam, Kerala regarding the Peoples Archive of Rural India online project and writing/reporting on Indian society.

However, the opportunity to teach Indian students—many of whom were quite brilliant—and the different classroom environment created challenges to teaching that will enrich my pedagogic skills in the years to come.  Specifically, the knowledge gained about contemporary India and the contemporary film industry and films will be incorporated into my current curricula offerings.

Kristin McAndrews
Associate Professor
English
Florence, Italy (Fall 2014)
My research on food and culture grew during my time in Florence.  In September, I attended a Food Studies Conference on Food, Identity and Social Change in Copenhagen Denmark hosted by the University of Copenhagen. Anthropologists, ethnologists and archeologists from around the world attended this conference.  My presentation on the contemporary legend and Cat Manapua drew many positive comments.  Also, in September Carla Guarducci invited me to attend a cooking lesson at the new LdM kitchen at the Mercato Centrale. In October, I was invited to Salone di Gusto and Terre Madre, an international food and culture conference held in Torino.  I met with the Hawai`i delegates for a meal and wine pairing.  The next day we toured a vineyard and winery in Alba.  The Hawai`i delegates included organic vegetable growers from the Big Island and Oahu, a shepherd from the North Shore of Oahu and a salt maker from Kauai.  They each gave presentations on their work at Terre Madre.  These connections will be valuable next spring when I teach a graduate course in Ethnography and Hawai`i’s Food Culture.

In December, I was invited to a gathering in Fiesole of traditional Italian winemakers for a dinner that paired wine and food. After, I was asked to write an article on Arkiwine (Architecture of Wine) an Italian group that celebrates traditional winemakers and chefs. As a result, I interviewed a winemaker and his wife at their Tuscan vineyard and learned a great deal about the culture of wine in Italy.

Also in December, I also judged the final cooking efforts of a Nutrition class—a pleasure.

Reece Jones
Associate Professor
Geography
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.

Book:

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

• 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).
Research:

• 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.
Alison Conner
Professor
Law
Shanghai, China (Spring 2015)
Shanghai is a terrific place to pursue research interests, including research on Chinese film and art, which I now use more and more in my classes (for PPT and movie clips)— and for articles. On this trip I wrote and revised an article on a recent movie set in Shanghai, which involves legal issues as well as depictions of the city. Because I was in Shanghai, I was able to discuss the topic and the movie with other researchers, for feedback on local issues. A friend and former colleague in Hong Kong also works on film and gave me introductions as well as the tour of the Shanghai Film Museum. Through her I also signed up for and started an online film course, which will help me when I analyze films.

This semester I immediately joined or rejoined the Royal Asiatic Society (RAS), Historic Shanghai, and the Shanghai Foreign Correspondents Club. All organize an active schedule of talks, presentations and seminars on a variety of Chinese topics, including the economy, film, society, art and history, many of them related to Shanghai. I also got a library card for the Shanghai Library, which proved to be an ecvellenet resource for general research materials I needed (and which is right on the Tongji metro line.) At RAS, I gave a presentation on another research project, analyzing two recent courtroom dramas, which provided very useful feedback and has allowed me to outline that article. I also did a session for the RAS film group, on an early Chinese movie I’ve written about and want to do something else on. In addition, a former student arranged to have an earlier article of mine on law in Chinese film translated into Chinese to introduce scholars to my work in this area (should appear this year).

I’m very grateful that I had the chance to return to Shanghai. The course I taught our students is one I couldn’t teach at the LAw School, and this meant I was able to try it out, then teach a revised version. I really enjoyed working with the younger students and getting to know them. It was also a wonderful opportunity to start some new projects, not just the articles I’m working on now. For people who work on China, it’s important to be in China, and this is a wonderful way to do it.

Finally, this Shanghai stay has allowed me to see former law students, both Chinese and American, now working in the area, and for us to meet informally as a group. It’s very important to stay in touch with our UH alumni and to promote their ties to the University as well as the Law School.

Cynthia Franklin
Professor
English
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.

NAME OF FACULTY/ DEPARTMENT/PROGRAM/ TERM MEASURABLE OUTCOMES OF STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM RESIDENT DIRECTORSHIP
Ned Bertz
Assistant Professor
History
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.
Wayne Iwaoka
Professor (ret.)
Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences
Machida, Japan (AY 2013-2014)
Study Abroad Resident Director, Machida, Japan, 2013-2014. 

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.

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.
Alison Conner
Professor
Law
Shanghai, China (Spring 2014)
The semester in Shanghai was a very valuable experience for me, more valuable than I expected. I do spend at least some time in China every year, but not for an extended period, which is what allowed me not only to meet with people but to follow up with them and the connections they suggested.  One just can’t do as much in a shorter stay, especially when it is during the summer and the regular semester is over; people in China travel during breaks too.  And although I have many excellent Chinese studies and law colleagues at the UH, they don’t necessarily share my interests.  There is just no substitute for being in China and talking with scholars and colleagues here, as well as for collecting materials.  For China specialists this is essential, but non-China specialists doing comparative work would probably have a similar experience.  I also find that being based on a university campus and teaching their students is a huge plus–you are more closely tied to the institution, are seen as making a contribution rather than asking for favors, and in general can meet people more easily when you have a real institutional base and aren’t just passing through.

Since this is a new program, I was extremely busy with it during most of my stay, but in the second half I was able to do at least some of my own work, even though one of the students became ill and I spent a lot of time making sure he was okay.  Part of my time was spent revising an article on an Indian movie that is one of the most popular foreign movies ever shown in China (which I could also discuss with a Tongji law colleague).  But then I was able to do background work for several possible projects, including one on Shanghai legal education and another on law in Chinese movies.  At Tongji I ran into a Chinese scholar I worked with years ago; he has done some research on legal education history tool, and he convinced me I could revive an old project.  I also met with a former HKU colleague now also working on early Chinese movies, visited the Shanghai Movie Museum with a film expert, and met with legal historians at the East China University of Politics and Law.  I taught three class sessions there and was introduced to a young scholar who wants to translate some of my articles into Chinese.  Finally, I joined the Royal Asiatic Society/Shanghai, which offers a very active program of seminars and talks on China, especially relating to Shanghai, and provides an opportunity to meet foreign scholars based in or traveling to Shanghai.  As a member, I also gave a presentation on my research relating to the law in early Chinese movies.

Shanghai offers so many opportunities for research and scholarly cooperation and I would really have liked to do more–including restoring my spoken Chinese to its previous levels.  I certainly revived my conversational Chinese, learned a lot of new terms (recharge cards! texts! etc.), but it would have required a serious investment of time to do a lot more, an investment I just couldn’t make this time.

Sarah Twomey
Assistant Professor
Curriculum Studies
Florence, Italy (Spring 2014)
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Baldini, 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.

Books

  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.

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
Professor
Ethnomusicology
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.

NAME OF FACULTY/ DEPARTMENT/PROGRAM/ TERM MEASURABLE OUTCOMES OF STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM RESIDENT DIRECTORSHIP
John Rieder
Professor
English
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).
NAME OF FACULTY/ DEPARTMENT/PROGRAM/ TERM MEASURABLE OUTCOMES OF STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM RESIDENT DIRECTORSHIP
Wayne Iwaoka
Professor (ret.)
Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences
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.
Kathryn Hoffmann
Professor
LLEA – French
Florence, Italy (Fall 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 Chapter

“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.

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.

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).
NAME OF FACULTY/ DEPARTMENT/PROGRAM/ TERM MEASURABLE OUTCOMES OF STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM RESIDENT DIRECTORSHIP
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).
Glenn Man
Professor
English
Paris, France (Spring 2011)
My professional benefits derived from teaching the French Cinema course and being able to do research on the European multi-narrative film at three venues—the bibliotheque of the Cinémathéque Française in Paris, the British Film Institute Archives and Library in London, and the archives and library of the Filmmuseum in Amsterdam. In addition, I was able to broaden and deepen my film repertoire through retrospective cinema programs at the Cinémathèque Française (Hitchcock, Kubrick, Mexican melodrama) and at the BFI’s National Film Theatre in London (Spanish cinema, classic Russian cinema).
Sarah Twomey
Assistant Professor
Curriculum Studies
Florence, Italy (Spring 2011)
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.
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
Professor
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 2011, 2010 & 2009)
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.
NAME OF FACULTY/ DEPARTMENT/PROGRAM/ TERM MEASURABLE OUTCOMES OF STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM RESIDENT DIRECTORSHIP
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.

NAME OF FACULTY/ DEPARTMENT/PROGRAM/ TERM MEASURABLE OUTCOMES OF STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM RESIDENT DIRECTORSHIP
John Rieder
Professor
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.
NAME OF FACULTY/ DEPARTMENT/PROGRAM/ TERM MEASURABLE OUTCOMES OF STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM RESIDENT DIRECTORSHIP
Chip Hughes
Associate Professor (ret.)
English
London, England (Spring 2008)
The Last Ride of Ryan Song. 2011. Slate Ridge Press
Kristin M. McAndrews
Assistant Professor
English
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 
Professor
Anthropology
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.
NAME OF FACULTY/ DEPARTMENT/PROGRAM/ TERM MEASURABLE OUTCOMES OF STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM RESIDENT DIRECTORSHIP
Gladys Nakahara
Instructor
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

Publications:

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
Professor
Religion
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 
Professor
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.
NAME OF FACULTY/ DEPARTMENT/PROGRAM/ TERM MEASURABLE OUTCOMES OF STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM RESIDENT DIRECTORSHIP
Paul Lyons
Professor
English
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
Professor
Religion
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 
Professor
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.

Updated April 22, 2022

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