Brandon Nakashima

Email: bnakashima@wisc.edu

Address:
Advisor: Cindy I-Fen Cheng

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Biography

My research interests are on the displacement and immigration of Japanese Latin Americans (with an emphasis of Japanese Peruvians) to the United States after their internment during WWII. I focus on national identity, labor history, cultural history, and immigration. I aim to explore how relocation and incarceration causes cultural erasure long after said traumatic events have occurred.

Education

B.A., History and Anthropology, University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana

Field

  • U.S./North American History

Selected Awards

  • Mark H. Leff Scholarship for Outstanding Honors Thesis, University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, 2019
  • Charles J. Bareis Award for Illinois Archaeology, University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, 2018