core faculty
   • tarcisius kabutaulaka
   • terence wesley-smith
   • lola quan bautista
   • alexander mawyer
   • julie walsh
   • managing editor
   • outreach director
   • administrative asst
   • graduate assistants
   • affiliate faculty
   • graduate students

The center's activities revolve around a dedicated and dynamic group of core and affiliate faculty, staff, and students. Areas of faculty expertise and interest range from the evolution of social complexity in the Pacific to contemporary politics and identity, from early maritime history to contemporary music and dance. Six instructional faculty and the managing editor, the outreach director, and the administrative assistant are housed at the center offices in Moore Hall. Affiliate faculty are housed in their respective UHM departments or in nearby institutions, such as the East-West Center and Bishop Museum. The students international backgrounds and cross-disciplinary orientations are reflected in their life histories and in their wide-ranging research interests.

core faculty and staff

Tarcisius Kabutaulaka, PhD, Director, Associate Professor and Editor of the Pacific Islands Monograph Series
Moore Hall 209, (808) 956-2659

Terence Wesley-Smith, PhD, Graduate Chair, Professor
Moore Hall 220, (808) 956-6077

Lola Quan Bautista, PhD, Assistant Professor
Moore Hall 208, (808) 956-2652

Alexander Mawyer, PhD, Assistant Professor, and Editor of The Contemporary Pacific
Moore Hall 210, (808) 956-2670

Julie Walsh, PhD, Assistant Specialist
Moore Hall 211, (808) 956-2668

James Perez Viernes, PhD, Outreach Director, Book and Media Reviews Editor of The Contemporary Pacific
Moore Hall 215, (808) 956-2658

Jennifer Mercado, Academic Support
Moore Hall 212, (808) 956-7700

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