Grandin apppointed as Dai Ho Chun Distinguished Chair in Arts & Sciences

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Laarni C Gedo, (808) 956-5790
Public Info Officer, Arts and Sciences Community and Alumni Relations
Posted: Jan 22, 2010

Greg Grandin
Greg Grandin
The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Colleges of Arts and Sciences are pleased to introduce Greg Grandin as the Dai Ho Chun Distinguished Chair in Arts & Sciences. Dr. Grandin (PhD Yale, ‘99) will be working with the departments of History and American Studies. He is a Professor of History at New York University, and prominent and prolific historian of Latin America, U.S. foreign relations, and U.S. politics. He was selected as the History News Network “Top Young Historian” in 2006; earned a Charles Ryskamp
Fellowship; earned a Bryce Wood Award for best English language book published on Latin America; and has earned numerous other awards. Dr. Grandin is teaching two courses this semester: ‘The American Empire’ and ‘America and the World.”
The Dai Ho Chun Distinguished Endowed Chair in Arts and Sciences was made possible by the late Dr. Dai Ho Chun through an estate gift. Dr. Chun, a visionary educator, designed the chair to support interdisciplinary collaboration. According to his guidelines, appointees must be excellent researchers and teachers, have the ability to integrate theory with creative applications, and draw from historical and contemporary perspectives, as well as provide multicultural analysis.