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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 Associate Professor and Chair, Political Science Department, University of Hawaii, Hilo


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Honors and Awards

  • Visitor Fellowship, College of Law, Australian National University Canberra, 2013
  • University of Hawai‘i Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 2011
  • Five College Women's Studies Research Center Fellowship, South Hadley, MA, 2007-2008

Contact Information

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


Selected Works (26)