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Seton Hall University

Anne Giblin Gedacht, Ph.D

Assistant Professor of History
Department of History

My research focuses primarily on the social and cultural history of modern Japan from 1852-1953. My interests include Japanese migration, regional identity formation, borderland studies, settler colonialism, nation-building, memory studies, and folklore studies.

I teach both upper and lower division classes on World History, Asian History, and Japanese History. Some of my favorite courses designed for Seton Hall include classes on Global Food History, "Medieval Monsters: A Japanese History," "Age of the Samurai," "Japan's Pacific Empire," and "Japan's Modern Myths and Monsters" I bring into the classroom my own experience as a global citizen, having lived and worked in Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines, Israel, Singapore, and Brunei.

Presently, I am working on a book manuscript titled Tohoku Unbounded: Regional Identity and the Mobile Subject in Prewar Japan. This work will examine the domestic history of Japan using a global perspective with case studies in the Philippines, colonial Manchuria, Canada, the United States, and Brazil.