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Kealani
Humanities
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Cook
Assistant Professor of History
808-689-2486

Originally from Waimea, Hawaiʻi Island, Kealani Cook is a historian who began working at UH West Oʻahu in Fall 2015.  His published work focuses on ties between Hawaiʻi and the Pacific.

Ph.D. History 
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 2011

M.A. History 
University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, 2005

B.S. Civil Engineering, College of Engineering 
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, 1999

2015-Present: Assistant Professor, Humanities Department
University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu

2011-2014: Instructor, Humanities Department
University of Hawai‘i Maui College

2011: Lecturer, History Department
Hawai‘i Pacific University

  • Hist/Hpst 284 Intro to Hawaiian History
  • Hist/Hpst 384 19th Century Hawaiian History
  • Hist/Hpst 488 20th Century Hawaiian History
  • Hist 363 20th Century US Pop, Mass, and Counter Culture
  • Hist 379 US Empire
  • Hist 316 Asian American History

“Ke Ao a me Ka Pō: Postmillennial Thought and Native Hawaiian Foreign Mission Work.” American Quarterly. 67:3. 2015.

Review of A Nation Rising: Hawaiian Movements for Life, Land, and Sovereignty, by Goodyear-Ka‘opua, Hussey, and Wright, Journal of American History. 102:2. 2015.

“He Manuhiri no Hawaiʻi,” Te Pouhere Korero 7. 2014.

“Kalākaua's Polynesian Confederacy: Teaching World History in Hawai‘i and Hawai‘i in World History," World History Connected. 2011.

“Kahiki: Native Hawaiian Relationships with Other Pacific Islanders, 1850-1915.”

“The Fragile Masculinity of Jack Tar: Gender and English-Speaking Sailors, 1750-1850.”