Presidential Teaching Professor
Fields of Study: Asia (Japan & Korea), Colonial Empires, Cultural/Intellectual, Global, Memory and Commemoration
Office: Zulauf 702
Education: Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997
Current Research: A global study of responses by adherents of the Baha'i' Faith to colonialism and decolonization
In addition to general education surveys in modern Asian and world history, and a three-semester, 300-level sequence in Japanese history, I enjoy learning and teaching new material outside of my comfort zone. I have developed thematic courses on the Korean War, the Japanese empire, and Asian women's history, as well as methodological courses such as HIST 295 and 494. At the graduate level, I have taught reading seminars in Japanese history and modern colonial empires, and a research seminar on using popular culture in historical investigation.