Dustin Wright

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CEAS Associate-in-Research
Connecticut College
Areas of interest : 
Japanese History; East Asian History; Pacific History; Social Movements; Food History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Cold War; Critical Geography

Dustin Wright completed his Ph.D. in Japanese History at the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2015. His current research focuses on the complex social and cultural histories of communities around U.S. bases in Japan. In particular, his manuscript, Bloody Sunagawa: Anti-Base Protest and Fight for Peace in Modern Japan, focuses on the histories and legacies of the Sunagawa Struggle, a foundational anti-base protest that erupted in a Tokyo suburb in 1955. His work has appeared in print in Critical Asian Studies, Sekai, The Sixties, and The Japan Times. He is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in Japanese History at Connecticut College, where he teaches courses on modern and ancient Japanese history, East Asian history, as well as cross-Pacific courses on social movements and food history.