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Institute for the Study of War and Democracy at The National WWII Museum in New Orleans
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World War II, Civil-Military Relations, Japanese American Incarceration, Logistics
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About Me

I specialize in the American home front during World War II, particularly Japanese American incarceration, civil-military relations, and race. I received my Ph.D. in American History from the University of Maryland in 2013 and was an assistant professor at Valdosta State University and Cleveland State University before becoming a Historian with the Institute for the Study of War and Democracy at The National WWII Museum in New Orleans in 2021.

My work has been supported by grants and fellowships from the Army Heritage and Education Center, the Social Science Research Council, the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities, the Office of Diversity at the United States Military Academy at West Point, the Library of Congress, and the American Council of Learned Societies.

Recent Publications

Japanese American Incarceration: The Camps and Coerced Labor during World War II  (Penn Press, October 1, 2021)

“The 1942 Santa Anita Detention Center Labor Strike and Japanese American Incarceration during WWII,” Southern California Quarterly (2019)

A Different Shade of Justice: Asian American Civil Rights in the South (UNC Press, 2017)

Race, Religion, and Civil Rights: Asian Students on the West Coast, 1900-1968 (Rutgers University Press, 2015)

Media Coverage
The Washington Post, History News Network, War on the Rocks
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
20th century
Expertise by Topic
Government, Labor, Law, Military, Museums, Race, World War II