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About Sarah Marusek

Sarah Marusek specializes in the subfield of Public Law (Ph.D, 2008) and has a background in Social Thought and Political Economy (STPEC) & German (B.A., 1997) and Labor Studies (M.S., 2003) from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In her scholarship and teaching involving jurisprudence, Dr. Marusek considers how law works in everyday life. In particular, she focuses on the fields of legal semiotics, legal geography, and constitutive legal theory within an interpretive methodological framework.


Present Professor, University of Hawaii, Hilo ‐ Department of Political Science and Administration of Justice


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Honors and Awards

  • Invited Presenter, 19th International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law, Örebro Universitet (Örebro, Sweden), May 2018
  • Visiting Professor, Dipartmento di Giurusprudenza (Department of Jurisprudence) “Law and Humanities” Course, Università degli Stidu RomaTre (Rome, Italy), March 2016
  • Visitor Fellowship, College of Law, Australian National University (Canberra, Australia), December 2013
  • University of Hawai‘i Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 2011
  • Five College Women's Studies Research Center Fellowship, Mount Holyoke College (S. Hadley, Massachusetts), 2007-2008

Contact Information

Department of Political Science and Administration of Justice
University of Hawai‘i Hilo
200 W. Kawili St.
Hilo, HI 96720


Selected Works (26)