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Hiromi Mizuno

Hiromi Mizuno

Department of History 941 HellerH 271 19th Ave S

Department Affiliations


  • modern Japan
  • intellectual and cultural history
  • cultural studies of science and technology
  • nationalism and colonialism
  • human rights and international laws
  • gender and sexuality


  • Hiromi Mizuno & Shigeru Nakayama. "Science and Nationalism" Special Issue of East Asian STS. Duke University, 2012.
  • Mizuno, Hiromi. Science for the Empire: Scientific Nationalism in Modern Japan. Stanford University Press,, 2008.
  • Mizuno, Hiromi. ""When Pacifist Japan Fights: Historicizing Desire in Anime"." Mechademia 2 (December 2007): 104-123.
  • Mizuno, Hiromi. "The Science Room as An Archive: Taisho Japan and WWI." The Decade of the Great War: Japan and the Wider World in the 1910s (forthcoming 2013)

Research Activities

  • Between Empires: Colonial Networks of Technology and Cold War Asia
  • Technological Nostalgia and Japanese Colonial Memory
  • Politics of Belonging: Population Policy in Postwar Japan
  • Japanese immigration to the Dominican Republic
  • Contradiction of Human Rights: "Comfort Women" and Statelessness

Professional Activities

  • Critical Asian Studies collaborative, the convener
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Featured Faculty

  • Jean O'Brien, 2014 Sara Evans Faculty Woman Scholar/Leader Award

    Jean O'Brien has been awarded this year's Sara Evans Faculty Woman Scholar/Leader Award. Jean O'Brien joins Erika Lee (2012) as the second historian to receive Sara Evans Faculty Woman Scholar/Leader Award. Congratulations, Jeani!

    August 31st, 2014
  • Ann Waltner, 2014 President's Award for Outstanding Service

    Congratulations to Ann Waltner, who is a 2014 recipient of the President's Award for Outstanding Service.

    May 1st, 2014
  • Giancarlo Casale, Morse-Alumni Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education

    Giancarlo Casale has been named winner of this year's Morse-Alumni Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education.

    The department's nomination recognized his success in the classroom, his integration of language study and study abroad, his activity as a public intellectual, and his service as DUS.

    Each year since 1965, the University of Minnesota has recognized a select group of faculty members for their outstanding contributions to undergraduate education. This honor is awarded to exceptional candidates nominated by colleges in their quest to identify excellence in undergraduate education.

    Congratulations, Giancarlo!

    April 1st, 2014

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