Historian wins national award for book on Japan

by Gail Hinchion Mancini

Thomas joined the Notre Dame faculty in 2001 as an associate professor of history, coming from a tenured position at the University of Wisconsin.p. As a scholar of modern Japanese history, she has used such innovated lenses as photography to draw historical conclusions. Her 1998 essay “Photography, National Identity, and the ‘Cataract of Times’: Wartime Images and the Case of Japan” was selected as the year’s best article by the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians. It was published by the American Historical Review.p.

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