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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 Faculty
Cultural Studies Program
Center for Research on Race & Ethnicity in Society (CRRES)

Office: Ballantine Hall 526
E-mail: kinouye at indiana.edu

Education

Ph.D., American Studies, Brown University, 2008

Research Interests

  • Asian American & Asian Canadian Studies
  • Transnational American Studies
  • 20th Century United States History
  • Critical Race Studies

Publication Highlights

  • Book: The Long Afterlife of Wartime Incarceration in Canada and the United States (in preparation)
  • "Eternal Present: Retroactive Diplomas in Canada and the US," Journal of Asian American Studies, October 2014.
  • "Japanese American Wartime Experience, Tamotsu Shibutani and Methodological Innovation, 1935-1978," Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, Fall 2012
  • "Viewing World War Two Internment through Emiko Omori's Rabbit in the Moon," Journal of American Ethnic History, 30:4, Summer 2011

Courses Recently Taught

  • Race and Labor from World War Two & Beyond (AMST-A 200 / AAST-A 200)
  • Popular Cultures of Asia in America (AMST-A 350 / AAST-A 300)
  • What Is America? (AMST-A 100)
  • Graduate Seminar: Introduction to American Studies (AMST-G 603)

Honors and Awards

  • Trustees' Teaching Award, 2014
  • New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities Research Fellowship, 2012-2013
  • Summer Faculty Fellowship, Indiana University, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Active Learning Grant, Indiana University, 2011
  • Dissertation Fellow, Center for Race and Ethnicity, Brown University, 2004-2007
  • Graduate Scholarship, Brown University Committee on Slavery and Justice, 2004
  • Minoru Yasui Memorial Graduate Scholarship, 2002