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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

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Memory and Wartime Incarceration in the U.S. and Canada
Critical Refugee Studies, in particular Vietnamese in America (1975-1990s)
Cross-Racial Alliances and Affordable Housing
Gender and Forced Migration

PUBLICATION HIGHLIGHTS:

Book:

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

Articles:

"Visual Games and Unseeing Race in the Late Nineteenth Century" (co-authored with Bret Rothstein), American Quarterly, 68:2 June 2016, pp. 287-313

"Eternal Present: Retroactive Diplomas in Canada and the US," Journal of Asian American Studies, October 2014, pp. 339-366

"Japanese American Wartime Experience, Tamotsu Shibutani and Methodological Innovation, 1942-1978," Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, pp. 318-338

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:

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