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Monique
Social Sciences
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Mironesco
Professor of Political Science
808-689-2391

Dr. Monique Mironesco is Professor of Political Science at the University of Hawai‘i–West O‘ahu.  She has been teaching here since 2004.  Her research interests include the politics of the food system, as it relates both to gender and sustainability, though not always at the same time.  She teaches a wide variety of courses in the Political Science program, focusing on distance education offerings.  She started the first online Political Science program in Hawai‘i in 2008 in order to provide access to a Social Sciences Bachelorʻs degree with a concentration in Political Science to neighbor island students. 

Ph.D. Department of Political Science
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, May 2003    

  • Course work included: Feminist theory, feminist methodology, public policy, political theory, political pedagogy, indigenous epistemology, cultural anthropology.
  • Women's Studies Program: Graduate Certificate in Advanced Feminist Studies, May 2002.

M.A. Department of Political Science
San Diego State University, August 1994

B.A. Political Science with a minor in Classical and Medieval Europe
University of California San Diego, June 1992

  • Fifth College (now renamed Eleanor Roosevelt College). Specialized coursework included a two-year course in the making of the modem world from non-Western perspectives.

University of California, Los Angeles

  • Coursework in French Literature

Santa Monica College

  • General education coursework required for transfer to the University of California, San Diego.

2018-present: Professor, Political Science
University of Hawai‘i–West O‘ahu

2012-2018: Associate Professor, Political Science
University of Hawai‘i–West O‘ahu

2007-2012: Assistant Professor, Political Science
University of Hawai‘i–West O‘ahu

2004-2007: Instructor, Political Science
University of Hawai‘i–West O‘ahu

2002-2004: Lecturer, Political Science
University of Hawai‘i–West O‘ahu

1998-Present: Lecturer – Political Science Department
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

July 2000-Present: Lecturer - Women's Studies Program
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

1998-Present: Lecturer – Political Science/History Department
Chaminade University, HI

1996-1197: Third and fourth year French teacher
Waialua High School

1995-1999: French and Social Studies substitute teacher
Punahou School: Academy

1996-1999: Substitute teacher
Department of Education, Central Oahu District

1995-1996: Substitute teacher
Department of Education, Windward Oahu District

  • Environmental Politics (WI), (SL)
  • Feminist Theory (WI, ETH)
  • Politics of Food (SL) - hybrid
  • Politics of Water (SL) - hybrid
  • American Politics (SL)
  • Constitutional Law (WI, ETH)
  • Politics of the Media
  • Women and Politics, (WI), (SL)
  • Hawai‘i Politics (WI)
  • Sociology of Education
  • Indigenous Peoples and Modernity (cross listed with ANTH and HPST)
  • Global Issues (WI), (SL)
  • Fieldwork and Qualitative Methods
  • Introduction to Political Science
  • Politics of Film (WI)
  • Introduction to Women’s Studies
  • Senior Project (WI)
  • Senior Practicum (WI)
  • Directed Reading

Mironesco, Monique. 2019. “The Persistence of Plantation Paternalism: Moving Image Representations of Agriculture on O‘ahu.” The Moving Image 19(1) pp. 141-154.

Mironesco, Monique. 2018. “Community Partner Voices: Service-Learning Perspectives from Hawai‘i.”  eJournal of Education Policy. Northern Arizona University. https://in.nau.edu/ejournal/spring-2018/ - peer reviewed.

Mironesco, Monique. 2016. “Farmers’ Markets in Hawai‘i: A Local/Global Nexus” in Food and Power in Hawai‘i: Visioning Food Democracy. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai‘i Press - peer reviewed.

Mironesco, Monique. December 2014.  “Using Service Learning to Enhance a Hybrid Course Curriculum in the ‘Politics of Food’” in The Journal of Online Teaching. Vol. 10, no. 3: pp. 524-534 - peer reviewed.

Mironesco, Monique.  Fall 2012.  “The Politics of School Lunch.” eJournal of Educational Policy, http://nau.edu/COE/eJournal/Fall-2012/ - peer reviewed.

Mironesco, Monique. December 2011. “Disconnection: Advertising and Editorial Content in the Housewives League Magazine (1913-1916), Atenea: A Bilingual Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences. University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez - peer reviewed.

Mironesco, Monique.  2010. “Notes from the Field(s): From Pulling up Weeds to Putting Down Roots in the Community.” Quick Hits for Service-Learning:  Successful Strategies from Award Winning Educators.  Mary Cooksey and Kimberly Olivares, eds., pp. 38-39. Indiana: Indiana University Press - peer reviewed.

Mironesco, Monique. Fall 2010. “Student Civic Engagement Outcomes and the “Politics of Food.” The Journal for Civic Commitment - peer reviewed.  http://www.mesacc.edu/other/engagement/Journal/

Ferguson, Kathy, and Monique Mironesco, eds. 2008. Gender and Globalization in Asia and the Pacific: Method, Practice, Theory. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press - peer reviewed.

Merry, Sally, Kathy Ferguson and Monique Mironesco. 2008. “Chapter One: Introduction” in Gender and Globalization in Asia and the Pacific: Method, Practice, Theory. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press - peer reviewed.

Ferguson, Kathy and Monique Mironesco. 2008. “Chapter 18: Advancing Feminist Thinking on Globalization” in Gender and Globalization in Asia and the Pacific: Method, Practice, Theory. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press - peer reviewed.

Ferguson, Kathy, Gwyn Kirk and Monique Mironesco. 2008. “Chapter 15: Gender, Globalization and Militarism: An Interview with Cynthia Enloe” in Gender and Globalization in Asia and the Pacific: Method, Practice, Theory. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press - peer reviewed.

Ferguson, Kathy and Monique Mironesco, eds.  Occasional Papers Series.  Honolulu, HI: Women’s Studies Program at the University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa - peer reviewed.

  • Volume I: Spring 2004
  • Volume II: Spring 2005
  • Volume III: Summer 2005
  • Volume IV: Spring 2007 

Mironesco, Monique. 2018. “Community Partner Voices: Service-Learning Perspectives from Hawai‘i.” eJournal of Education Policy. Northern Arizona University. https://in.nau.edu/ejournal/spring-2018/ - peer reviewed.

Mironesco, Monique. December 2014. “Using Service Learning to Enhance a Hybrid Course Curriculum in the ‘Politics of Food’” in The Journal of Online Teaching. Vol. 10, no. 3: pp. 524-534 - peer reviewed.

Mironesco, Monique. 2010. “Notes from the Field(s): From Pulling up Weeds to Putting Down Roots in the Community.” Quick Hits for Service-Learning: Successful Strategies from Award Winning Educators. Mary Cooksey and Kimberly Olivares, eds., pp. 38-39. Indiana: Indiana University Press - peer reviewed.

Mironesco, Monique. Fall 2010. “Student Civic Engagement Outcomes and the “Politics of Food.” The Journal for Civic Commitment - peer reviewed. http://www.mesacc.edu/other/engagement/Journal/

Kamehameha Schools.  2017 – Co-Principal Investigator for Research site #4. Received funding from KS for ʻImi Naʻauao: Hawaiian Knowing and Well-Being.  Project collaborator and lead researcher for SCFS Map Ground-Truthing to strengthen the validity of previously commissioned maps in order to enable their use and dissemination to a wider audience – fully funded $252,722.  *Note: UHWOʻs Institute of Engaged Scholarship is the recipient of the grant. 

 

Kamehameha Schools.  2014 – Principal Investigator: UHWO Sustainable Community Food Systems Program. Received funding from KS ‘Āina-Based Educational Department. Wrote the renewal collaborative management proposal to continue to fund the faculty position to teach the core courses in the Sustainable Community Food Systems concentration at UHWO – fully funded $150, 825.

 

Kamehameha Schools. 2013 – Principal Investigator: UHWO Sustainable Community Food Systems Progam. Received funding from KS ʻĀina-Based Educational Department. Wrote a collaborative management proposal to fund a faculty position to teach the core courses in the Sustainable Community Food Systems concentration at UHWO – fully funded $132, 816.

Feminist consciousness, Voice, and Empowerment: Women's Studies in Hawai‘i.

Food system politics, alternative food networks, political ecology, feminist theory.

Sovereignty and the International Commons. This thesis examines the relationship between nation state sovereignty and the international commons using the United Nations Law of the Sea as a case study.

Engagement Scholarship Consortium ConferenceDenver, CO October 7-9, 2019. Presenting a paper entitled: “Service-learning and Civic Engagement: Environmental Awareness and Activism in Hawai‘i.”

Western Political Science AssociationSan Diego, CA April 17-20, 2019.  Presented a paper entitled: “Service-learning and Civic Engagement: Environmental Awareness and Activism in Hawai‘i.”

Engagement Scholarship Consortium ConferenceMinneapolis, MN September 30 – October 3, 2018.  Presented a paper entitled: “Engaged Scholarship and Community Partnerships: Integrating Theory and Practice in Political Science.”

Western Political Science AssociationSan Francisco, March 29-April 1, 2018.  Presented a paper entitled: “Engaged Scholarship and Community Partnerships: Integrating Theory and Practice.”

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language AssociationHonolulu, HI: November 10-12, 2017. Presented a paper entitled: “Moving Image Representations of Agriculture on O'ahu: Comparing Two Eras.”

Fifth Annual North Shore Food Summit – Waimea Valley, HI: September 15, 2017.  Invited presentation for a panel entitled: “Food System Innovations and Initiatives.”

Hawai‘i Sociological Association – Kaneohe, HI: February 26, 2017. “Representations of the Agricultural/Food Systems on O‘ahu: A Story in Moving Images.”

University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa Political Science Department – Invited presentation: February 10, 2017. “Teaching with Laulima.”

University of Hawai‘i Richardson School of Law – Invited presentation with Krisna Suryanata, Honolulu, HI: November 30, 2016.  “Farmers’ Markets in Hawai‘i: A Local/Global Nexus.”

University of Hawai‘i, Geography Department Colloquium – Invited presentation for book launch of Food and Power in Hawai‘i: Visioning Food Democracy. November 4, 2016.

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Political Science Department – Invited presentation: October 10, 2016. “Teaching Political Science in the UH System.”

Sustainable Agriculture Education Association – Santa Cruz, CA: July 28-31, 2016. Co-presented with Albie Miles, Gary Kukui Maunakea-Forth, Kamuela Enos, Kaui Sana and Neil Hannahs  “MA‘O Organic Farms Youth Leadership Training Program and Higher Education for Food System Change in Hawai‘i.”

Oceanic Popular Culture Association – Honolulu, HI: May 27-28, 2016. Presented a paper entitled “Cultural Representations of the Food System on O‘ahu: A Story in Moving Images.”

Western Political Science Association Meeting – San Diego, CA: March 24-26, 2016. Presented a paper entitled “A Baseline Understanding of Structural Factors Affecting Community Food Systems on O‘ahu: A Story in Maps.”

Faculty Showcase UHWO Library: Invited presentation on “Gender and Globalization in Asia and the Pacific” – April 15, 2015.

North Shore Food Summit - Kahuku, HI: August 2, 2013.  Presented the keynote speech entitled Sustainable Community Food Systems.  Please see ‘Olelo website at the following url for a video of the speech: http://olelo.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=25&clip_id=36412#.UjDoqK9SoiE.email

Western Political Science Association Meeting – Los Angeles, CA: March 28-30, 2013.  Presented a paper entitled “Shifting the Narrative: The Politicization of a Farmers’ Market.”

Laulima Flash Presentation, UHWO – October 22, 2012. Invited presentation to share information about customizing Laulima home page.

American Association of Sustainability in Higher Education Meeting – Los Angeles, CA: October 13-15, 2012. Co-presented a paper with Aurora Winslade entitled “Creating Hubs of Indigenous Innovation through Public/Private Partnerships: the Collaboration between MA‘O Organic Farms and the University of Hawai‘i West O‘ahu.”

UHWO Center for Teaching Excellence: Invited presentation for Tenure and Promotion Portfolios – August 24, 2012.

Western Political Science Association Meeting – Portland, OR: March 22-24, 2012. Presented a paper entitled “The Politics of School Lunch in Hawai‘i.”

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association – Honolulu, HI: November 14, 2010.  Presented a paper entitled “Disconnection: Advertising and Editorial Content in the Housewives League Magazine 1913-1916.” 

UHWO Brown Bag Presentation – Pearl City, HI: April 15, 2010.  Presented a paper entitled “Disconnection: Advertising and Editorial Content in the Housewives League Magazine 1913-1916.” 

Western Political Science Association Meeting – San Francisco, CA: April 1-3, 2010. Presented a paper entitled “’Disconnection’: Advertising and Editorial Content in the Housewives League Magazine 1913-1916.” 

UHWO Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence - Pearl City, HI. January 27, 2010.  Invited presentation entitled “Online and Hybrid Teaching Strategies.”

UHWO Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence– Pearl City, HI. November 30, 2009.  Invited presentation entitled “Online Courses: Trials and Tribulations.”

Western Political Science Association Meeting – Vancouver, BC, Canada:  March 19-21, 2009. Presented a paper entitled “The Romance is Gone: Women and Farmers’ Markets in France.”

Oceanic Popular Culture Association – Honolulu, HI, May 23, 2009.  Presented a paper entitled “Women in French Farmers’ Markets.”

Continuums of Service Conference – Portland, OR: April 18-20, 2008.  Presented a paper with April Casey, UHWO student, entitled “Notes from the Field(s): From Pulling up Weeds to Putting down Roots in the Community.” Peer evaluation feedback was provided, letting us know that our presentation was among the best of the entire conference.

Western Political Science Association Meeting – San Diego, CA: March 20-22, 2008 – Presented a paper entitled: “Food in Location/Food on Location” for the Gender and Intersectionality Section of the conference.

Teaching Swapmeet on Sustainability, UH Manoa – March 17, 2008 – Invited speaker at a workshop on teaching sustainability issues throughout the UH system sponsored by The Office of Sustainability, Public Policy Center, and the Center for Teaching Excellence.  Presented results from teaching Politics of Food class.

Oceanic Popular Culture Association – Honolulu, HI, May 25-27, 2007.  Presented a paper entitled “Teaching the Politics of Food.”

Western Political Science Association Meeting – Las Vegas, NV: March 8-11, 2007.  Presented a paper entitled: “What’s Age Got to Do With It? Traditional and Non-Traditional Students in Hawai‘i Women’s Studies Courses.”

Western Political Science Association Meeting: Oakland, CA, March 16-18, 2005.  Presented a paper entitled: “Feminism by Any Other Name: Crafting a Qualitative Methods Course Using Feminist Methods.”

International Studies Association Meeting.  Honolulu, HI March 1-4, 2005. Presented a Poster Session Presentation of a paper entitled: “Of Plants and Passion: The Gendered Politics of Plants in Hawai‘i.”

Western Political Science Association Meeting – Portland, Oregon.  March 13, 2004.  Presented a paper entitled “‘As Women’: The Problematization of Gender Identity through Ethnic Narrative in Hawai‘i.”

Critical Moments Emory University Graduate Institute of Liberal Art Conference –Atlanta, Georgia: March 28-30, 2003. Presented a paper entitled: “Women's Studies in Hawai‘i: Gender, Ethnic Identity, and Education.”

Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting – Denver, Colorado: March 27-29, 2003. Presented a paper entitled: “Feminist Consciousness as Women's Empowerment in Women's Studies Classes in Hawai‘i”

UCLA Thinking Gender Feminist Graduate Student Conference – Los Angeles,

California: March 7, 2003. Presented a paper entitled: “Voice as Manifestation of

Feminist Consciousness: Women's Studies in Hawai‘i.”

East-West Center and SHAPS Annual International Graduate Student Conference Honolulu, HI: February 20-22, 2003. Presented a paper entitled “’As Women’: The Problematization of Gender Identity through Ethnic Narrative in Hawai‘i.”

Far Western Philosophy of Education Society – 50th Annual Meeting Honolulu, HI, January 17, 2003. Presented a paper entitled “Feminist Consciousness and Voice: The Impact of Women's Studies on Women Adult Learners in Hawai‘i.”

Women’s Studies Graduate Certificate Capstone Experience Honolulu, HI: March 2002. Presented a paper entitled “Feminist Consciousness: Women's Studies in Hawai‘i” based on a chapter of my dissertation.

School of Hawaiian, Asian, and Pacific Studies, Graduate Student Annual

Conference – Honolulu, HI: March 2002. Presented a paper entitled "Feminist

Consciousness and Local Identity" based on a portion of my dissertation research.  The year’s conference theme was ethnic identity in Hawai‘i.

Far Western Philosophy of Education Society Conference, Honolulu, HI: January 1999. Educational Philosophy Panel Presentation. Presented a paper entitled “Feminist Consciousness, Voice, and Empowerment: Women's Studies in Hawai‘i, a Work in Progress” based on my dissertation research experiences.

University of Hawai‘i, Manoa, Women 2000 Conference, Honolulu, HI: March 1998. Conference sponsored by the Office of Women's Research and the Women's Studies Program. Graduate student panel presentation, Third prize. Presented paper entitled “Women’s Studies: Autonomy and Integration” examining the role of Women’s Studies programs in academia.

• Fall 2015-Spring 2019: Chair, UHWO Distance Education Committee

• Fall 2016-Present: UHPA Faculty Representative

• Fall 2018-Present: member UHWO Sustainability Committee

• Fall 2018-Present: member UHWO Service Learning Subcommittee

• Fall 2015-Spring 2019: Faculty Senate – member