- 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
- For a fuller curriculum vitae, click here .
- 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.