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 UCR in 2008 and offers a variety of courses in world and U.S. History.
My research interests have focused on the history of American foreign relations with an emphasis on cultural production and circulation across national boundaries