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Eiichiro Azuma: Alan Charles Kors Term Associate Professor of History
March 16, 2010, Volume 56, No. 25



Eiichiro Azuma has been named the Alan Charles Kors Term Associate Professor of History in the School of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Azuma, who has been at Penn since 2001, specializes in Asian American history with an emphasis on Japanese Americans and transPacific migration, as well as Japanese colonialism and US-Japan relations. His 2005 book, Between Two Empires: Race, History, and Transnationalism in Japanese America (Oxford University Press), won the Theodore Saloutos Award from the Immigration and Ethnic History Society,  Honorable Mention for the Frederick Jackson Turner Award by the Organization of American Historians and a History Book Award from the Association for Asian American Studies, as well as a Hiroshi Shimizu book prize from the Japanese Association of American Studies. Dr. Azuma has published over a dozen peer-reviewed academic articles; recently his articles have appeared in the Journal of American History, Journal of Asian Studies, Pacific Historical Review and Journal of American-East Asian Relations. He is co-editor of the Asian American Studies book series at the University of Illinois Press and he also serves as a member of the Executive Board of the Immigration and Ethnic History Society and of the Editorial Board for the Journal of American Ethnic History. In 2007 and 2008, Dr. Azuma received the Rosane Rocher Faculty and Staff Award from the Pan Asian American Community House and the Gloria Twine Chisum Award for Distinguished Faculty from the James Brister Society, respectively.

The Alan Charles Kors Endowed Term Chair was established by George H. Walker, C’91, W’91, WG’92 to recognize a member of Penn’s history faculty. It is named in honor of Dr.  Kors, the Henry Charles Lea Professor of History in SAS.  Mr. Walker, who was a student of Dr. Kors, is now a chief executive officer at Neuberger Investment Management. He is also a former member of the School of Arts and Sciences Board of Overseers.

Almanac - March 16, 2010, Volume 56, No. 25