PhD'17 (East Asian history) University of Chicago



Research Interests

Modern Japanese history; East Asian history (China, Japan, Korea); independence movements; regional autonomy; indigenous rights; comparative global ethnic studies; Asian American studies; Asians in Latin America and the Caribbean


Okinawan Postwar Nationalism(s): Independence, Autonomy, and Indigenousness, 1945–2008


"Reversion-Era Proposals for Okinawan Regional Autonomy." In Beyond American Occupation: Race and Agency in Okinawa, 1945–2015. Edited by Hiroko Matsuda and Pedro Iacobelli. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, Rowman & Littlefield, 2017, forthcoming.

"The Okinawan (Uchinānchu) Indigenous Movement and Its Implications for Intentional/International Action." Amerasia Journal 41, no. 1 (Spring 2015): 55–73.

"Ganbateando: The Peruvian Nisei Association and Okinawan Peruvians in Los Angeles." In Transnational Crossroads: Remapping the Americas and the Pacific. Edited by Camilla Fojas and Rudy P. Guevarra Jr., 427–60. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2012.

"'Transculturation' and Adaptation: A Brief History of Japanese and Okinawan Cubans." Afro-Hispanic Review 27, no. 1 (Spring 2008): 91–104.

"Interview with Pat Sumi." In Asian Americans: The Movement and the Moment. Edited by Steve Louie and Glenn Omatsu, 16–31. Los Angeles: UCLA Asian American Studies Center Press, 2001.


Consults on Incarceration Exhibition at Alphawood Gallery