- Ph.D., Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, 2016
- M.A., Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, 2007
- B.A., Political Science and Japanese, University of Washington, 2005
Kristi Govella is Assistant Professor of Asian Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Dr. Kristi Govella is an Assistant Professor of Asian Studies and the inaugural Director of the Center for Indo-Pacific Affairs at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. She specializes in the intersection of economics and security in international relations, with a particular focus on the Indo-Pacific region and Japan. Dr. Govella’s research has examined topics such as economic statecraft, trade war, trade agreements, foreign investment, government-business relations, defense capacity building, regional institutional architecture, and the governance of the global commons. In addition to her publications in scholarly journals and edited books, she is the co-editor of two books: Linking Trade and Security: Evolving Institutions in Asia, Europe, and the United States and Responding to a Resurgent Russia: Russian Policy and Responses from the European Union and the United States. She also serves as an Adjunct Fellow at the East-West Center and Pacific Forum and as Editor of the journal Asia Policy. Dr. Govella was previously Senior Fellow and Deputy Director of the Asia Program at The German Marshall Fund of the United States, a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University, and an Associate Professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. She has also been a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Tokyo and Waseda University. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
- ASAN 312: Contemporary Asian Civilizations.
- ASAN 462: Contested Issues in Contemporary Japan.
- ASAN 626: Capitalism in Contemporary Asia.
- ASAN 687: Conflict & Cooperation in Contemporary Asia.
- ASAN 689: International Relations of Asia.
- ASAN 750: Research Seminar in Asian Studies.