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Jonathan Goldberg-Hiller,
Associate Faculty
Office Location: Saunders 640B
Phone Number: 956-7536
Email: hiller@hawaii.edu

Background:

I completed my BA in political science at Reed College and my MA and Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin, Madison with emphasis in public law, comparative politics, and Marxist theory. Prior to graduate school, I had the opportunity to live and teach in West Africa, and subsequently I taught at Reed College prior to joining the faculty at UH.

Teaching:

I teach graduate courses in areas of sociolegal studies, public policy and political theory, and undergraduate courses in law and society.

Research:

I have recently been studying the ways changing forms of identity, nationalism, political authority and political economy have modulated the mobilization of rights in various contexts. By starting with these dimensions of social life rather than with rights discourses themselves, I have tried to understand how rights are resisted and how they retain relevancy; in this vein I have researched such contemporary phenomena as the conservative reaction against same-sex marriage, opposition to the political recognition of indigenous peoples, and efforts by labor unions to boycott legal regulatory machinery.

Publications:

Title: The Limits to Union: Same-Sex Marriage and the Politics of Civil Rights (2004)
Publication Information: The Limits to Union: Same-Sex Marriage and the Politics of Civil Rights. 2002. University of Michigan Press. Updated and printed in paperback, 2004.

Title: ’Feeble Echoes of the Heart’: A Postcolonial Legal Struggle in Hawai‘i (2006)
Co Authors: Neal Milner
Publication Information: “’Feeble Echoes of the Heart’: A Postcolonial Legal Struggle in Hawai‘i,” Law, Culture and Humanities, forthcoming. Co-author: Neal Milner.

Title: Canada is a Blue State: Global Jurisprudence and Domestic Consciousness in American Gay Rights DiscourseCanada is a Blue State: Global Jurisprudence and Domestic Consciousness in American Gay Rights Discourse (2005)
Publication Information: “Canada is a Blue State: Global Jurisprudence and Domestic Consciousness in American Gay Rights Discourse,” Journal of International Law and International Relations, Vol I, Issue 1, Winter 2004-Spring 2005, pp. 261-277.

Title: ‘Sowing the Dragon’s Teeth’: materialization in lesbian and gay antidiscrimination rights. (2005)
Publication Information: “‘Sowing the Dragon’s Teeth’: materialization in lesbian and gay antidiscrimination rights.” In Handbook of Employment Discrimination Research: Rights and Realities Ed. by Laura Beth Nielsen and Robert Nelson (Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer Press 2005), pp. 219-236.

Title: Rights as Excess: Understanding the Politics of Special Rights (2003)
Co Authors: Neal Milner
Publication Information: “Rights as Excess: Understanding the Politics of Special Rights,” Law and Social Inquiry 28:1075-1118, 2003. Co-author: Neal Milner.

Title: ‘Subjectivity is a Citizen’: Representation, Recognition, and the Deconstruction of Civil Rights (2003)
Publication Information: “‘Subjectivity is a Citizen’: Representation, Recognition, and the Deconstruction of Civil Rights,” Studies in Law, Politics and Society Vol. 28, 2003.

Title: “Persistence of the Indian: Legal recognition of native Hawaiians and the opportunity of the Other,” New Political Science, 33:1, pp. 23-44, 2011 (2011)
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Title: • “Love in a Time of Envy” Quinnipiac Law Review, 28:3 2010, pp. 699-745. (2010)
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Title: • “Sharks and Pigs: Animating Hawaiian Sovereignty against the Anthropological Machine” South Atlantic Quarterly, 110:2, pp. 429-446, 2011. (2011)
Co Authors: Noenoe Silva
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Title: • “Do Civil Rights Have a Face?: Reading the Iconography of Special Rights” chapter published in Queer Mobilizations: LGBT Activists Confront the Law., edited by Scott Barclay, Mary Bernstein, and Anna-Maria Marshall, New York University Press, 2009, pp 231-256. (2009)
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Title: • “Deconstructing Law and Society: A Sociolegal Aesthetics,” 41 Studies in Law, Politics and Society 2007, pp. 83-120. (2007)
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Honors / Awards:

Fulbright Senior Specialist candidate, 2006-2011 (2006)

Board of Regents’ Excellence in Teaching Award (2003)
Description: Board of Regents’ Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Hawai‘i

Presidential Citation for Meritorious Teaching (1997)
Description: Presidential Citation for Meritorious Teaching, University of Hawai`i, 1997

 

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