Michael Hawkins


B.A. Social Science (with Distinction, summa cum laude), San Diego State University, 1999

M.A. History, SDSU, 2002

Ph.D. History, UCLA, 2008

Research Areas

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

Courses Taught

U.S. History, Modern World History

Contact Information
Department of History

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