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Dr. Megan Asaka

Dr. Megan Asaka

Assistant Professor - Asian American History, Public History

PhD., Yale University, 2014

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Department of History
HMNSS 1212
951-827-7138

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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