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Kristin Roebuck

Postdoctoral Associate

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Kristin Roebuck is a historian of modern Japan who completed her PhD at Columbia University in 2015.  As a Mellon Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell, she is drafting a book manuscript entitled Japan Reborn: Mixed-Race Children and Eugenic Nationalism in the Wake of World War II. In the 1950s, a mass-mediated furor erupted over "mixed-blood" children born to Japanese women and foreign soldiers stationed in Japan.  Japan Reborn exposes how Japanese nationalism, often erroneously held to have vanished in the wake of defeat, was instead reconstructed on a new basis: that of the "pure race" rather than the failed state. 

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  • History

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