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Franziska Seraphim

assistant professor, history, BC

Professor Seraphim is a historian of modern and contemporary Japan. Her work has focused on the contested place of Japan's empire and war in Asia in postwar politics, society, and culture. Currently, she is researching questions of nationality and citizenship in the politics of social integration and exclusion, from the aftermath of World War II to the challenges of immigration and ethnic diversity in Japan today. Professor Seraphim offers historical surveys of early modern and modern Japan, topical courses on the Asia-Pacific War and Japanese society since 1945, as well as seminars on the Allied Occupation of Japan, the atomic bombings, and the place of memory in history.