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Michael Hawkins

Part-time FacultyDepartment of History




Ph.D. History, UCLA, 2008M.A. History, SDSU, 2002B.A. Social Science (with Distinction, summa cum laude), San Diego State University, 1999


American CivilizationsUS History to 1877US History, 1877-PresentU.S., 1917-1945 

Research and Teaching Interests

U.S.-Philippine History, United States and the World, American Popular Culture

Michael Hawkins graduated from UCLA in 2008 with a Ph.D. in U.S. History. His dissertation, Co-Producing the Postcolonial: U.S.-Philippine Cinematic Relations, 1946-1986, examines cinema as a field of representation and interaction among Filipinos and Americans in the postcolonial period. His research interests include U.S.-Philippine History, Philippine History, 20th U.S. History, and the History of American Popular Culture. Dr. Hawkins began teaching at CSUSB in 2011 and offers a variety of courses in U.S. History.