Alan Christy is an Associate Professor of History, Director of the Okinawa Memories Initiative and the Provost of Cowell College at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the author of A Discipline on Foot: Inventing Japanese Native Ethnology, 1910-1945 (Rowman and Littlefield, 2012) and is currently working on a book on the Yaeyama wartime malaria incident and reparations campaign.
1997 Ph.D., Dept. of History, University of Chicago
1986 Inter-University Center for Japanese language Studies in Tokyo
1985 B.A., Carleton College
2016 Provost, Cowell College, University of California, Santa Cruz
2016 Director, Okinawa Memories Initiative