Winter 2014 (tentative)
- History 187B
Ph.D., University of California San Diego, 2011
Office: HSSB 4221
I am an historian of modern Japan, travel, and technology. The question that gets me up in the morning is this: how do we know what we think we know? How and why does that change? My current approach to this general problem is to examine how and why colonial travelers began to see Japan as a multicultural nation in the 1930s, and to explore how this multiculturalism created new hierarchies of difference despite its claim to egalitarian pluralism. I teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Japanese history, historiography of the so-called "non-West," and the study of imperialism.
Research and Teaching Interests
Undergraduate and Graduate Courses
Honors and Professional Activities