Day Five – Friday, July 14, 2023

Lecture – “NEH Institute Director Capstone Lecture: American Empire” by Naoko Shibusawa

Objectives: Recommended readings to support the Faculty Keynote address have been provided. Participants are also encouraged to explore additional readings from the Day Two, Three, and Four reading collections and review material covered throughout the week.

Recommended Readings

  • Naoko Shibusawa, “Femininity, Race and Treachery: How ‘Tokyo Rose’ Became a Traitor to the United States after the Second World War,” Gender & History (2010)
  • Naoko Shibusawa, “The Lavender Scare and Empire: Rethinking Cold War Antigay Politics,” Diplomatic History (2012)
  • Naoko Shibusawa, “U.S. Empire and Racial Capitalist Modernity,” Diplomatic History (2021)


Day One
Day Two
Day Three
Day Four


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