Visiting Assistant Professor Garrett Washington
- B.A. Rice University (2002)
- M.A. D.E.A.Université de Paris VIII (2004)
- Ph.D. Purdue University (2010).
Professor Washington completed his dissertation fieldwork and writing with the support of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Fellowship and Purdue University’s Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship. Since graduation, Washington has held a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at Oberlin College and Case Western Reserve University and been a Visiting Assistant Professor at the College of Wooster. His research on Japanese religious history, and medical history has appeared in various scholarly articles and book chapters. Currently, he is completing a book project titled Church and Nation in Tokyo: Protestant Churches and the Making of Modern Japan and pursuing other interests related to the intersection of religion and the environment. Washington is presently examining religious interpretations of natural disasters during imperial Japan’s rapid modernization and the influence of missionaries on environmental thinking and discourse in the formally and informally colonized non-West. He has taught a wide variety of courses in global history, and will be teaching courses in global and transnational environmental history at Oberlin this academic year.