Oberlin College Research Project: Searching for Truth in Occupied Japan, 1945-52
Professor O’Dwyer is Associate Professor of History and East Asian Studies at Oberlin College. She received a B.A. in East Asian Studies and a Ph.D. in History and East Asian Languages from Harvard University. She is an historian of twentieth century Japan with research interests in imperial, urban, and social history. She is the author of Significant Soil: Settler Colonialism and Japan’s Urban Empire in Manchuria (Harvard University Asia Center Press, 2015). She was a Kluge Foundation Fellow at the Library of Congress and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard. At Harvard, Professor O’Dwyer will conduct research for her second book project, which explores Japan’s experience of defeat in the immediate postwar period.