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Ryan Yokota

  • ryokota@depaul.edu
  • Instructor
  • History
  • Adjunct Faculty
  • ​Modern East Asia (China, Japan, Korea); Asian American Studies; Asian Latin Americans/Asians in Latin America; Global Ethnic Studies
  • 773 325-7483
  • ​SAC 443
​Professor Yokota's PhD dissertation, “Okinawan Postwar Nationalism(s): Independence, Autonomy, and Indigenousness, 1945-2008,” focuses on a social and intellectual history of postwar Okinawan movements for independence, movements for regional autonomy, and the recent move to reclassify Okinawans as indigenous peoples.

EDUCATION:
University of Chicago, PhD Candidate
UCLA, MA, BA

PUBLICATIONS:
  • “The Okinawan (Uchinānchu) Indigenous Movement and its Implications for Intentional/International Action.” Amerasia Journal 41:1 (Spring 2015): 55-73.
  • “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., 427-460. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2012. 2
  • “‘Transculturation’ and Adaptation: A Brief History of Japanese and Okinawan Cubans.” Afro-Hispanic Review 27:1 (Spring 2008): 91-104.
  • “Interview with Pat Sumi.” In Asian Americans: The Movement and the Moment, edited by Steve Louie and Glenn Omatsu, 16-31. Los Angeles: UCLA Asian American Studies Center Press, 2001.
RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS:
•    Modern East Asia (China, Japan, Korea)
•    Asian American Studies
•    Asian Latin Americans/Asians in Latin America
•    Global Ethnic Studies

COURSES TAUGHT:
•    The Rise of Modern China
•    World History, 1900-Present