Joy Schulz, Ph.D.

Joy Schulz

Joy Schulz, Ph.D.

Political Science
ACAD 228

Biographical Information

                Joy Schulz is an Instructor in the Political Science Department at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. Joy holds a Ph.D. in the History of American Foreign Relations from the University of Nebraska Lincoln and a Master’s Degree in International Relations from Creighton University. Her research focus includes U.S. foreign policy and comparative world politics in the Pacific region.

                Joy has written two books: When Women Ruled the Pacific: Female Political Power in Nineteenth-century Hawai’i and Tahiti (University of Nebraska Press, 2023) and Hawaiian by Birth: Missionary Children, Bicultural Identity, and U.S. Colonialism in the Pacific (UNP, 2017), which won the U.S. Western History Association’s award for best book on the history of the Pacific West in 2018.

                Schulz has published numerous articles on Pacific politics and history in journals such as Diplomatic History (Oxford University Press), Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth (Johns Hopkins Press), Pacific Historical Review (University of California), Journal of Pacific History (Taylor & Francis), and Canadian Journal of History (University of Toronto). She is currently writing a monograph on daily life in colonial Hawaiʻi for Bloomsbury Publishing. When she is not teaching, Joy likes to spend time with her husband, Marc, and her two teenage daughters.