(Kadia, Miriam L. - 2014) -- Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellows uri icon



  • Professor Kingsberg specializes in the history of modern Japan. Published in 2013, her first book, Moral Nation: Modern Japan and Narcotics in Global History, examines the history of narcotics in Japan from the mid-19th century through the mid-1950s. She argues that Japanese ideologies about narcotics were instrumental in the country’s effort to establish its legitimacy as a nation and affected the ongoing global conversation about standards for political legitimacy in nations and empires in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Professor Kingsberg’s recent work focuses on the interwoven histories of anthropology, archaeology and national identity in 20th century Japan.
    During the 2014-15 academic year, Professor Kingsberg will be an ACLS Charles A. Ryskamp Fellow and visiting scholar at Columbia University. Her research project, “Japan’s Midwar Generation: Anthropologists and Nation in the 20th Century” investigates the generation that grew up in Japan before World War II and dominated public life from the 1930s to 1970s. She has received a number of earlier grants, fellowships and awards, most recently a two-year, non-teaching postdoctoral fellowship for social scientists at Harvard University’s Academy for International and Area Studies.'

year awarded

  • 2014