(photo by Jonel Jugueta)

Associate Professor
Office Room 222 / jaimeyh@hawaii.edu

History of Contemporary Art, Critical Theory, Feminism, Decolonization, Global Trade and Infrastructure, Translocalities, Climate Change, Environment, Water, Ocean and Islands Studies


Jaimey Hamilton Faris teaches critical theory and the history of contemporary art. She is affiliate faculty in Pacific Islands Studies, International Cultural Studies, and the Institute for Sustainability and Resilience. She’s involved in the Political Ecology Research Group; Liquid Futures Research Group; and FERN (Feminist Environmental Research Network). Her research focuses on visual approaches to global infrastructures, ecologies, and creativities, especially in the Asia-Pacific region.

PhD – Boston University
MA – Boston University
BA – University of California, Santa Cruz

ART 302 Introduction to Contemporary Critical Theory
ART 474b Contemporary Art: 1945-2000
ART 474c Contemporary Art: Global Art Worlds
ART 478 Topics in Contemporary Art
ART 484 Eco-Art: The Environment, Art and Visual Culture
ART 485 Contemporary Art in Hawai‘i
ART 670 Art Historical Methodology
ART 691 Seminar in Global Contemporary Art


Hamilton Faris, Jaimey. “Gestures of Survivance: Angela Tiattia’s Lick and Contemporary Environmental Performance Art in Oceania” in Pacific Arts Journal, v. 20 (2021).

Hamilton Faris, Jaimey. “Interfacing in the Ocean’s Weave,” in Oceans Rising, ed. Daniela Zyman.  Sternberg Press, 2021.

Hamilton Faris, Jaimey. "Towards Infrastructure Art: Containerization, Black Box Logistics and Distributive Complexes in the Art World," in Nervous Systems, ed. Johanna Grosse and Tim Stott.  Durham: Duke University Press, 2021.

Hamilton Faris, Jaimey. Inundation: Art and Climate Change in the Pacific. Honolulu: University of Hawai`i, Manoa Art Gallery, 2020.

Hamilton Faris, Jaimey. “Liquidity Incorporated: Economic Tides and Fluid Data in Hito Steyerl's Liquidity, Inc. (2014)" co-authored with Christina Gerhardt in Make Waves: Essays on Water in Contemporary Literature and Film, ed. Paula Farca. University of Nevada Press: 2019.

Hamilton Faris, Jaimey. “Sisters of Ocean and Ice: On the Hydro-feminism of Kathy Jetn̄il-Kijiner and Aka Niviâna’s Rise: From One Island to Another,” Shima 13, no. 2 (October 2019): 76-99.

Hamilton Faris, Jaimey, editor. The Almanac for the Beyond. Honolulu: Tropic Editions, 2019.

Hamilton Faris, Jaimey. "Restructuring Place in Hawaii: A conversation with Jaimey Hamilton Faris, Margo Machida, Sean Connelly and Lynne Yamamoto," Art Journal Open, August 3, 2017.

Hamilton Faris, editor. Capitalist Realism, special issue of ARTMargins (MIT Press) 4, no. 3 (October 2015).

Hamilton Faris, Jaimey. “Rooms in Alibi: How Akasegawa Genpei Framed Capitalist Reality,” in ARTMargins 4, no. 3 (Fall 2015): 40-64.

Hamilton Faris. Uncommon Goods: Global Dimensions of the Readymade. London: Intellect Press, 2013.

Hamilton, Jaimey. “Arman’s System of Objects,” Art Journal, 67, no.1 (Spring 2008): 54-67.

Hamilton, Jaimey. "Making Art Matter: Alberto Burri's Sacchi,” October 124 (Spring 2008): 31-52.

Hamilton Faris has received awards for Excellence in Teaching from the University of Hawai‘i, College of Arts and Humanities; Faculty Diversity, University of Hawaii’s Commission on Diversity; Junior Faculty Research. Grants include awards from the Hawaii People’s Fund, Hawaii State Foundation for Culture and the Arts; Hawaii Council for the Humanities; Japan Foundation; and the Technology, Society and Innovation Grant, from the University of Hawai’i, Research Council.