Naoko Shibusawa

Faculty Director

Naoko (Northwestern Ph.D., M.A.; UC Berkeley, B.A.) is an Associate Professor of History and American Studies. She is a historian of U.S. political culture and teaches courses on U.S. empire. In addition to her first book, America’s Geisha Ally: Reimagining the Japanese Enemy (Harvard, 2006), she has published on transnational Asian American identities, Cold War ideologies, the Lavender Scare, and the Kinsey Report. She is working on two books: Ideologies of US Empire and Queer Betrayals and The Treason Trial of John David Provoo.

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