Mark Helbling is a Professor of American Studies at UH. His teaching and research interests include African American history and culture, the Harlem Renaissance, Cultural Theory, American Literature-Twentieth Century and America and Africa. In addition to teaching at the University of Hawaii, he has taught as a Fulbright Scholar in Tunisia, Ivory Coast, and Germany. His most recent book is The Harlem Renaissance: The One and the Many, which won the Baldridge Prize given by the Hawaii History Honor Society of the American Historical Association. He has numerous chapters in various books and has published articles in many journals, as well as poetry and short stories. Professor Helbling is currently working on a book on the African American Press and the Nineteen Twenties.
Craig Howes has been Editor of the journal Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly since 1994, and a faculty member in the Department of English since 1980. As Director of the Center for Biographical Research (CBR) at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa since 1997, he is also General Editor of the Biography Monograph Series, co-published with the University of Hawai‘i Press, and the series scholar and co-producer for the Biography Hawai‘i television documentary series. His book Voices of the Vietnam POWs (Oxford UP, 1993), was selected as a notable academic book by Choice magazine. He teaches courses in editing, lifewriting, composition, literary theory, and drama, receiving the University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1998. A past President of the Hawai‘i Literary Arts Council, he currently serves on the boards of Kumu Kahua Theatre, and Monkey Waterfall Dance Theatre Company, and has numerous stage and television credits as an actor. In 2005, he received the Hung Wo and Elizabeth Lau Ching Foundation Award for Faculty Service to the Community, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa.
Menikoff, Professor of English and American literature at the University
of Hawaii, received his B.A. from Brooklyn College and his Ph.D.
from the University of Wisconsin. He has taught as a visitor at the
University of Southern California, the University of Victoria (Canada),
the University of Colorado, and Georgetown University, and as a Fulbright
lecturer at the University of Santiago (Spain). He has also directed
study abroad programs for the University of Hawaii in London and
Florence (Italy), and delivered lectures in Scotland, France and
Italy. Professor Menikoff has published widely on nineteenth and
twentieth century English and American writing, and is known for
his work on Robert Louis Stevenson.
Neubauer is Emeritus Professor of Political Science at
the University of Hawaii, Senior Advisor to the East-west Center,
and Director of the Globalization Research Network. He has been
in the Department of Political Science at UH since 1970, serving
as chair of the department from 1975 to 1978. From 1980-88, he
was the Dean of the College of Social Sciences; he has also served
as Chancellor of UH-Manoa, and as Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Dr. Neubauer received his BA from the University of California,
Riverside in 1962 and his MA and Ph.D. from Yale University in
1965, all in political science.
Yoshihara is Associate Professor of American Studies at
the University of Hawaii-Manoa, and is also currently serving as
Director of the
East-West Center’s UH International Cultural Studies Graduate
Certificate Program (2005-2008). A graduate of University of Tokyo,
she received her MA and Ph.D. degrees in American Civilization
from Brown University. Her areas of specialization include literary
and cultural studies, women’s/gender studies, studies of
Orientalism, colonialism, and imperialism, U.S.-Asian relations,
and Asian American studies. Her most recent publications in English
include two books, Embracing the East: White Women and American
Orientalism (2003), and Musicians from a Different Shore: Asians
and Asian Americans in Classical Music (2007).