East Asian Studies
Department Chair:
Hsiu-Chuang Deppman

Administrative Assistant:
Amy Redden

Department Email:

Phone: (440) 775-8313
Fax: (440) 775-6565

Peters Hall, Room 316
50 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Emer O'Dwyer

Emer O'Dwyer

Associate Professor of History and East Asian Studies
(On leave fall 2016)

Contact Information


Rice Hall 308
(440) 775-6708

Emer O'Dwyer

Emer O'Dwyer

Prof. Emer O'Dwyer

Assistant Professor of History and EAS

Educational Background

  • · A.B. Harvard College, 1997
  • · M.A. Harvard University, 2003
  • · Ph.D. Harvard University, 2007

Teaching Interests:

Japanese history, especially 20th century political and social history.

Research Interests: 

Imperialism, Urban and Social History; the Experience of Defeat in WWII.

  Professor O’Dwyer’s book manuscript, entitled Significant Soil: Settler Colonialism and Japan’s Urban Empire in Manchuria is forthcoming from Harvard University’s Asia Center Press in Spring 2015.