Eiichiro Azuma
Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania

History PhD, 2000

Eiichiro Azuma is Alan Charles Kors Term Associate Professor of History and Asian American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania . He is specialized in Asian American history with an emphasis on Japanese Americans and transpacific migration, as well as Japanese colonialism and U.S.-Japan relations. Azuma's interest in migration and transnationalism has stemmed partially from his personal experience as an immigrant from Japan . He holds a M.A. in Asian American Studies (1992) and a Ph.D. in history (2000), both from University of California at Los Angeles . He has taught at Penn since January 2001. Since Fall 2009, Azuma has held the Alan Charles Kors Endowed Term Chair in History. In 2008-2009, he was also a recipient of the Donald D. Harrington Faculty Fellowship from the University of Texas , Austin.