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SURF Mentoring

Potential projects/topics: The history of US Foreign Relations; the history of US-East Asian relations; the global history of sports

Potential skills gained: archival research

Required qualifications: basic understanding of historical research methodology

Direct mentor: Faculty/P.I.

Student Project Titles List

The Role of Opium in Chinese-Filipino Community Formation during the Late-Spanish Colonial Era (1800–1898)

Research Areas

I am a historian of the United States’ relations with the wider world, with a particular emphasis on US-East Asian relations since the mid 19th century. My research interests, cutting across historiographical and national boundaries, include the history of U.S.-Japanese relations, comparative colonialism, the transpacific world, sports in international relations, and global governance. My current book project examines the rise and transformation of international ocean resource (particularly fisheries) management regimes in the North Pacific in the first half of the 20th century.