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Alan Christy

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

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2016    Provost, Cowell College, University of California, Santa Cruz 

2016    Director, Okinawa Memories Initiative