Sakura Christmas

Assistant Professor of History and Asian Studies

I am a historian of modern Japan. My research concerns the history of borderlands, environment, and imperialism in the twentieth century. I have spent over a decade total living, studying, and working in Japan, China, and Mongolia, including a year each as a Princeton-in-Asia fellow in Xinjiang and as a Fulbright researcher in Inner Mongolia. Having received my Ph.D. in History from Harvard University, I joined the faculty at Bowdoin in 2015.

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