University of California, Riverside

 

Megan Asaka Assistant Professor of History

Topics: Asian Americans

Contact Card

E-mail: megan.asaka@ucr.edu
Tel: 757-827-7138

Media Contact: Tess Eyrich
E-mail: tess.eyrich@ucr.edu
Tel: (951) 827-1287

Biography

Megan Asaka joined the History faculty at UCR in 2014. She received 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.

On Asian Americans

Dr. Asaka 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.