Sakura Christmas

Assistant Professor of History and Asian Studies

Sakura Christmas is a historian of modern Japan. Her research concerns the history of borderlands, environment, and imperialism in the twentieth century. She has spent over a decade total living, studying, and working in Japan, China, and Mongolia. This includes a year each as a Princeton-in-Asia fellow in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and a Fulbright researcher in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. She received her A.B. and Ph.D. in History from Harvard University, and a Japanese Studies certificate from Kyoto University. She joined the faculty at Bowdoin in 2015.

Sakura Christmas

Education

  • PhD, History, Harvard University, 2016
  • AB, History, Harvard University, 2008