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Davin Kubota

Assistant Prof/WI Chair – Languages, Linguistics and Literature
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Davin K. Kubota is an Associate Professor of English within the English Discipline and the Languages, Linguistics, and Literature Department. Davin's interests are feminism, Shakespeare, media literacy, rhetoric, esoteric shamanism, comic book analysis and sustainability.

His favorite media projects/interests are as follows: Twin Peaks, Game of Thrones, Rick and Morty, and Oculus Rift Games/PS4, etc.

At this college, Kubota largely teaches the basic composition courses, and on occasion, ENG 272G Myths, Dreams and Symbols as well as ENG 272Q The Hero.

He enjoys talking to students and faculty about things they are passionate about.

His website is available at

Kubota also serves as the campus Writing Intensive/Writing Across the Curriculum Coordinator:

Kubota communicates most frequently via email: or by GoogleVoice and text: 714.367.4861

Phone (808) 734-9331
(808) 734-9151 (fax)
Office Kalia 106
Education M.A. ENG 2001, UH Manoa, Feminist Shakespeare
JSP Cert. 1997, 東京国際大学, Japan Studies
B.A. ENG 1997, Willamette U., English
Academic Background

Feminist analyses of Shakespeare.

Feminist analysis in film and television.

Semiological analysis/Archetypal Criticism.

Firm grounding and certification in Japanese culture/history/literature.

Sengoku-area history.

Samurai culture/Samurai film.

Graduate school: literary criticism, feminist body analysis, and alternative forms of poetry.


Regent's Medal for Excellence in Teaching, 2016

Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 2007

JLPT Certification, 2

Magna Cum Laude

Hawaii Speech League: 2, 3rd, 4th in State

Professional Background


1. iPad/iPhone

2. Adobe Suite

3. Student Publications

4. 1.5 Level Fluency Japanese

Research Interests

Twin Peaks and Philosophy

Media Literacy


Neoliberalism and Corporate Control

Naomi Klein: No Logo, The Shock Doctrine

Movies and Film Studies

Cartoons and Film Studies

Gaming and Education

Magic the Gathering

Oculus Rift/ VR Apps for Gaming in Education

Selected Publications

Da Kine Dictionary, selected entries, ed. Lee Tonouchi

Roger Ebert Writing Contest Semi-finalist

"Boyfurendo/Garufurendo," Honolulu Stories, Daws and Hymer

Buss Laugh, ed. Lee Tonouchi

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