From Citizens to Enemy Aliens: Japanese Americans and the History of Anti-Asian Xenophobia, Jewish Museum of Milwaukee, March 15

Join me at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee at 7PM (CDT) on Tuesday, March 15, for a public lecture on the wartime mass incarceration of Japanese Americans and the longer history of pervasive anti-Asian xenophobia in the United States. Explore how Japanese Americans negotiated, reclaimed, and redefined ideas about home, citizenship, belonging, and what it means to be American throughout the twentieth century.

This event is part of the exhibition, Then They Came for Me: Incarceration of Japanese Americans During WWII and the Demise of Civil Liberties.

This program has both in-person and virtual options.

PRE-REGISTER to choose your viewing option.

Japanese American Incarceration and the Teaching of Asian American History, March 22, 2022

I am pleased to be part of a professional development workshop for Chicago public school teachers on the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans and the teaching of Asian American history. I will present a session introducing teachers to critical themes in Asian American history. This program is sponsored by Facing History & Ourselves in support of the implementation of the TEAACH (Teaching Equitable Asian American Community History) Act, which makes Illinois the first state to require Asian American history be taught in public schools.

Please register and/or pass it along to those you know who may be interested in participating:

Publication Day

It’s Publication Day for Citizens, Immigrants, and the Stateless: A Japanese American Diaspora in the Pacific!

I am grateful for the support of so many people over the years that made the publication of this book possible.

Visit Stanford University Press for more information and to order with discount code JIN20.

Race/Ethnicity Workshop Featuring Citizens, Immigrants, and the Stateless

Please join me for the UIC Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy (IRRPP) Race/Ethnicity Workshop on October 22 at 12 Noon. I will present a talk on my new book, Citizens, Immigrants, and the Stateless: A Japanese American Diaspora in the Pacific. Please email me to request a Zoom link to the virtual event.

Check out the book’s introductory chapter.

For accommodations/access requests or general questions, contact Max Cuddy.

You Can Start Reading Citizens, Immigrants, and the Stateless

We’re just a month away from the publication day!

You can read the introductory chapter of Citizens, Immigrants, and the Stateless: A Japanese American Diaspora in the Pacific here, courtesy of Stanford University Press.

Receive a 30% discount when you order directly form Stanford University Press with the discount code S21XASTA-FM, good through November 10, 2021.

Citizens, Immigrants, and the Stateless is also available at the following booksellers:

Barnes & Noble

Indie Bound


Book Depository



New Course at UIC in Fall 2021: “The Pacific Rim in Modern History”

I am back to teaching at UIC this fall, with a new 400-level course, “The Pacific Rim in Modern History,” which examines the connected histories of peoples, cultures, and societies across East Asia, North America, the Island world, and Latin America. This course fulfills the major requirements for Global Asian Studies (GLAS) and History.