University of California, Riverside

Department of History

Megan Asaka

Megan Asaka
Office Phone: (951) 827-7138

Megan Asaka

Assistant Professor of History

PhD., Yale University, 2014

Areas of specialization: Asian American History; Urban History; Architecture and the Built Environment; Historical Memory; Public History


Megan Asaka joined the History faculty in 2014 after receiving her PhD in American Studies from Yale. Her current book manuscript, "Unsettled City: Migration, Race, and the Making of Seattle's Urban Landscape," explores the role of mobile populations in shaping urban regions through a case study of late nineteenth and early twentieth-century Seattle. The dissertation on which this project is based won awards from the Immigration and Ethnic History Society and the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association. She has also worked extensively in the field of public history, including five years as an oral historian and visual history coordinator for Densho, a digital archive of primary sources related to the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans.

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University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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CHASS Student Academic Affairs
3400 Humanities & Social Sciences Bldg.
Tel: (951) 827-3683
Fax: (951) 827-5836

College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
3413 Humanities & Social Sciences Bldg.
Tel: (951) 827-1546
Fax: (951) 827-4537


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