- First Name
- Jennifer M.
- Last Name
- United States
- Dartmouth College
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- U.S. foreign relations, U.S-Japanese relations, the Cold War, Democracy, History of Capitalism
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- About Me
I am an assistant professor of history at Dartmouth College and a historian of the United States and the World, with a focus on the United States and the Asia-Pacific. I received my PhD in international history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2012.
My research examines the development of the U.S.-Japanese alliance in the aftermath of war and occupation. My first book, entitled Cold War Democracy: The United States and Japan (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2019), draws from American and Japanese archives to examine how democratic thinking and ideologies changed during World War II and the early Cold War. It explores how different visions of democracy, both American and Japanese, shaped the U.S.-Japanese relationship. I also write about the contemporary relevance of the U.S.-Japanese relationship for American understandings of globalization, international power, and hegemony, including how President Donald Trump’s thinking about the global economy emerged out of his encounters with Japan in the 1980s.
- Recent Publications
Cold War Democracy: The United States and Japan. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2019.
“Let’s not be laughed at anymore: Donald Trump and Japan from the 1980s to the Present.” Journal of American-East Asian Relations 25:2 (2018): 138 – 168.
“Fractured Alliance: Anti-Base Protests and Postwar U.S.-Japanese Relations,” Diplomatic History 38:5 (November 2014): 953 – 986 [doi: 10.1093/dh/dht122].
- Media Coverage
- Country Focus
- United States
- Expertise by Geography
- East Asia, Japan, United States
- Expertise by Chronology
- Expertise by Topic
- Capitalism, Diplomacy, Economic History, Government, Military