Assistant Professor of History
PhD., Yale University, 2014
Areas of specialization: Asian American History; Urban History; Public History
Megan Asaka joined the History faculty at UCR in 2014. She will receive her Ph.D. in American Studies with a concentration in Public Humanities from Yale University in December of 2014. Her research and teaching interests include twentieth-century race and racial formations, migration and citizenship, built environments, labor, and historical memory. She is currently preparing a book manuscript for publication that examines the relationship between transiency, race, and urban spatial formation through a study of early 20th-century Seattle. She has also worked as a researcher and oral historian for Densho, a Seattle-based digital archive offering primary source materials related to the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans.