E.Taylor Atkins, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Distinguished Teaching Professor of History


Ph.D., history, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997
Certificate, Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies, Yokohama, 1994
M.A., history, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1992
B.A., history, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, 1989. Fulbright Scholar summa cum laude

Research Interests

My scholarship encompasses modern Japanese and Korean cultural history, ethnomusicology, transnational popular culture, public memory, colonialism and nationalism. I am considered a pioneer in "New Jazz Studies" for my efforts to internationalize jazz historiography. Some of my publications are accessible through Huskie Commons, ResearchGate, and Academia.edu.

Professional Affiliations

Truth is One, sages call it by various names.

Rig Veda I:164.46

Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.

—Confucius, Analects 2:15

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E. Taylor Atkins


E. Taylor Atkins
NIU Department of History
Zulauf 702
DeKalb, IL 60115



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