Noah H. Dolim

Assistant Professor

Office: Sakamaki B203
Phone: (808) 956-7404

BA, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, 2014; MA, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, 2017; PhD, University of California, Irvine, 2023


Noah Hanohano Dolim is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. He primarily focuses on nineteenth-century Hawai‘i, emphasizing the histories, experiences, and lifeways of Kanaka ‘Ōiwi. Noah’s current project centers on ali‘i wahine political leadership outside of formal government institutions and their creation of sovereignties beyond the nation-state between the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. His research attends to the intersections of gender, race, settler colonialism, and imperialism.

Noah earned his AA from Hawai‘i Community College, BA from the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo (History, 2014), and MA from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (History, 2017). He then received his PhD from the University of California, Irvine (History, 2023). Noah was raised in Kunia on the island of O‘ahu, and has ancestral ties to Puna and Hilo, Hawai‘i. He is a proud graduate of the Kamehameha Schools-Kapālama.

Teaching Fields / Course Offerings

  • History 484: History of Hawaiian Kingdom 1819-1893
  • History 483: United States in the Pacific
  • History 396C: Theory & Method: Education
  • History 678: Hawaiian Historical Research: Documents and Methods


“‘(Re)Generations’ from the Borderlands: Eugenics and Native Hawaiian Family History at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, 1920-2021.” Forthcoming.

Recent Presentations

“Preserving Their Futures: Emma Ahu‘ena Taylor and ‘Ahahui Māmakakaua, 1917-1937.” Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, Sexualities, 2023.