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

Office Hours: Monday-Friday - 8:00-12:00, 1:00-4:30

Emer O'Dwyer

Emer O'Dwyer

Associate Professor of History and East Asian Studies

Contact Information


Rice Hall 308
(440) 775-6708

Personal Office Hours:
Monday 2:30-4:00 Friday 2:30-4:00 And by appointment

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 is the author of Significant Soil: Settler Colonialism and Japan’s Urban Empire in Manchuria which was published by Harvard University’s Asia Center Press in 2015."