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Adviser: W. Fitzhugh Brundage

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BA Nanzan University, 2008
MA Kyoto University, 2010
MA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2013
Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2018

Research Interests

Mishio Yamanaka’s research interests are race and ethnic relations in the U.S. South in the late nineteenth century. She examines the community of Creoles of color in post-Civil War New Orleans, focusing on their racial desegregation movement including the U.S. Supreme Court case of 1896, Plessy v. Ferguson. She is also interested in digital humanities and how new digital techniques enhance further understanding of history. As a Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative fellow, she launched a digital mapping project: “The Fillmore Boys School in 1877.”

She currently serves as an assistant professor at the International Institute of American Studies at Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan.

Click here to visit Mishio Yamanaka’s personal website.