- Modern and Premodern Japanese History, Remembrance of Hiroshima in Japan and the United States, Constructions of National Identity in East Asia, International Relations in East Asia, Japanese History through Film
- Ph.D., 1996 Stanford University, History (Modern East Asia)
- M.A., 1987 University of Washington, International Studies (East Asia: Japan Regional Studies
- B.A., 1979 Yale University, Economics
- Modern and Premodern Japanese History
- Remembrance of Hiroshima in Japan and the United States
- Constructions of National Identity in East Asia
- International Relations in East Asia
- Japanese History through Film
- Current projects:
- History of Little League in Japan, the first two decades
- Victim narratives as part of popular remembrance of war in East Asia (Japan, China, Taiwan, South Korea)
- Remembrance of war in constructions of national identity
- Japanese pacifism
- Historical analysis of popular culture
View a fuller curriculum vitae.
- My Bucknell Blog
- Moderator for A-Bomb Survivor Panel Discussion and Webcast, at the Japan Society of New York, May 21, 2010. See accompanying teacher's resource on using hibakusha testimony as oral history.
- Guest lecture with Tom Hayden, moderated by Amy Goodman, "Reflections on Citizen Movements: Peace and Politics in the U.S. & Japan" at the Japan Society of New York, May 27, 2008.
- Part of the Satya Graha Forum. Podcast of talk available (begin at minute 41 of the podcast).
"Japan's Hiroshima: The National Appropriation of Nuclear Bomb Victimhood," in Asada Sado, ed., The Atomic Bomb in Japanese and American Perspectives, forthcoming (in Japanese).
"Victims and Perpetrators in National Memory: Lessons from Post-World War Two Japan."Revue Suisse d'Histoire (RSH: Swiss Historical Review) 57.1 (2007): 1-16.
"Yasui Kaoru: Citizen-Scholar in War and Peace." Japan Forum 12(1) (2000): 1-14.
"War victim compensation campaigns of the 1960s: Suffering in service to the nation state."Social Science Japan Newsletter 17 (December 1999): 22-25.