Professor Media Chesney-Lind became director of the Women’s Studies Program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa on August 1, 2011.
The program, which was launched nearly 40 years ago, currently offers both undergraduate and graduate classes, an undergraduate major, and a graduate certificate.
The Women’s Studies Program at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa (UHM) offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of women and gender issues. The program provides a rigorous and integrated academic experience for students interested in feminist research and analysis, giving them a coherent program of study in contemporary scholarship in a Pacific-Asian context. With faculty trained in a dozen fields of study, the program investigates gender, race, class, colonialism, sexuality and other vectors of power and identity in shaping history, psychology, anthropology, economics, sociology, political science, philosophy, literature language, art, drama, education, law, medicine, and biology.