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Department of American Studies College of Arts and Sciences
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Karen M. Inouye

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Assistant Professor
Department of American Studies

Affiliated:
Asian American Studies Program
Center for Research on Race & Ethnicity in Society (CRRES)
Cultural Studies Program

Office: Ballantine Hall 574
E-mail: kinouye at indiana.edu

EDUCATION: Ph.D., American Studies, Brown University

METHODOLOGICAL INTERESTS:

Interdisciplinary, Critical Theory, Intersectional Analysis, Historical and Literary Analyses, Transnational Inquiry, Critical Ethnic Studies

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Afterlife of Wartime Incarceration
Wartime Prisons on Native Land
Critical Refugee Studies, especially Vietnamese, 1970s-present

PUBLICATION HIGHLIGHTS:

Book:

Long Afterlife





The Long Afterlife of Nikkei Wartime Incarceration, Stanford University Press, October 2016






Articles:

American Quarterly "Visual Games and the Unseeing of Race in the Late Nineteenth Century" (co-authored with Bret Rothstein), American Quarterly, 68:2, 2016

"Eternal Present: Retroactive Diplomas in Canada and the US," Journal of Asian American Studies, 2014

"Japanese American Wartime Experience, Tamotsu Shibutani and Methodological Innovation, 1942-1978," Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, 2012

"Viewing World War Two Internment through Emiko Omori's Rabbit in the Moon," Journal of American Ethnic History, 30:4, 2011

COURSES RECENTLY TAUGHT:

Gender, Race and Labor from World War Two & Beyond
Asian Food in America
Food, Film and Music in the Americas
Social Media and American Culture
What Is America?
Graduate Seminar: Introduction to American Studies
Graduate Seminar: Critical Ethnic Studies

SELECTED HONORS AND AWARDS:

"Best of Social Sciences" Fellow, Spring 2017
Trustees' Teaching Award, 2014 and 2016
Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society (CRRES) Research Grant, 2013-2014
New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities Research Fellowship, 2012-2013