Lecture: Women, Militarized Domesticity, and Transnationalism in US-Occupied Okinawa

Lecture by Professor Mire Koikari (University of Hawai‘i at Manoa)

In conjunction with the Department of American Studies at Friedrich-Alexander University (Erlangen-Nuremberg) and the German Historical Institute (Washington DC), DAI is hosting a trans-Atlantic conference centered on the topic Reeducation Revisited: Strategies, Actors, Institutions in Transnational and Comparative Perspective. Conference Info

We are excited to be able to open the Keynote address to the public, and pleased to introduce Dr. Mire Koikari, Professor of Women’s Studies at the University of Hawai’I at Manoa. Dr. Koikari is a leading expert in the fields of Gender, Women’s Rights, Asia, Japan, and the Cold War. She did her undergraduate work at Sophia University in Tokyo, the city of her birth, before earning her masters and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Dr. Koikari is the recipient of an impressive number of grants, awards and fellowships, which highlight the breadth of her areas of expertise. In addition to authoring a number of journal articles and book chapters, she is the author of two books: Cold War Encounters in US-Occupied Okinawa: Women, Militarized Domesticity, and Transnationalism in East Asia (Cambridge University Press, 2015), and Pedagogy of Democracy: Feminism and the Cold War in the United States Occupation of Japan, 1945 –1952 (Temple University Press, 2008)

Friday September 29th, 5:00-6:30 PM


English Language, Entrance Free

29. September 2017
17:00 – 18:30


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