College of Arts and Sciences

Department of History

photo of Emily AndersonEmily Anderson

Assistant Professor of History
Wilson-Short Hall 313 – 509-335-2217


Ph.D. UCLA, 2010

Academic & Professional Interests

Emily Anderson teaches modern Japanese history. Her research focuses on the intersection of religion and imperialism in modern Japan, including in areas colonized by the Japanese empire and in diasporic communities. She is currently working on a book manuscript that explores the relationship between Christianity and the rise of the Japanese empire, focusing on how a diverse group of Japanese Protestants developed their ideas and practices within the context of imperialism.


"Making Koreans Japanese: The Kumiai Kyōkai and a Gospel for Japan's New Colonial Subjects," in Korean Christianity and Its Global Connections (under review).

"Tamura Naoomi's The Japanese Bride: Christianity, Nationalism, and Family in Meiji Japan," Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 34, 1 (2007): 203-228.












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