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 '15-'16)

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.