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.