Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Japanese Studies
Ryan Masaaki Yokota has served as an Instructor in the History Department and Critical Ethnic Studies Program at DePaul University in Chicago, IL. He received his PhD in East Asian - Japanese History at the University of Chicago and his MA in Asian American Studies at UCLA. His areas of expertise are in modern Japanese and Okinawan history, East Asian history, Asian American Studies, the history of Asians in Latin America, theories of nationalism, and comparative global ethnic/race studies. His most recent publication is a book chapter titled “Reversion-Era Proposals for Okinawan Regional Autonomy” in Rethinking Postwar Okinawa: Beyond American Occupation, edited by Hiroko Matsuda and Pedro Iacobelli, and published by Lexington Books. Prior publications included an Amerasia Journal article titled “The Okinawan (Uchinanchu) Indigenous Movement and its Implications for Intentional/International Action;” and a book chapter “Ganbateando: The Peruvian Nisei Association and Okinawan Peruvians in Los Angeles” in Transnational Crossroads: Remapping the Americas and the Pacific, edited by Camilla Fojas and Rudy P. Guevarra Jr., from the University of Nebraska Press.