Associate Professor of History, Associate Professor of American Studies


Born in Japan and raised in Houston, Texas, Naoko Shibusawa (Northwestern PhD., MA; UC Berkeley, BA) is a historian of U.S. political culture and teaches courses on U.S. empire. In addition to her first book, America's Geisha Ally: Reimagining the Japanese Enemy (Harvard, 2006), she has written on transnational Asian American identities, Cold War ideologies, the Lavender Scare, and the Kinsey Report. She is currently working on a book manuscript of a Cold War era treason trial.

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