Department of History



Michael Masatsugu

Assistant Professor of History

PhD University of California, Irvine, 2004

Office:   LA-4221
Phone:   410-704-4647
Fax:   410-704-5595

Professor Masatsugu


Dr. Masatsugu’s research and teaching interests are in the history of Asian Americans, Asia-U.S. relations, immigration, religion, ethnicity, and race during the Twentieth Century. He is currently working on two book-length projects: Reorienting the Pure Land: Ethnicity, Transnationalism and Orientalism in the making of Japanese American Buddhism, 1941-1965, and Bonded by Reverence toward the Buddha: the Making of the Buddhist World in the Age of Decolonization, 1947-1980.

Selected Publications:

Winner, Arrington-Prucha Essay Prize, Western History Association


Book Reviews and Other Publications:

  • Jim and Jap Crow: A Cultural History of 1940s Interracial America by Matthew M. Briones, Pacific Historical Review (Forthcoming)
  • “Ronald Toshiyuki Takaki” in Xiaojian Zhao and Edward J.W. Park eds. Asian Americans: An Encyclopedia of Social, Cultural and Political History (Westport: Greenwood Press, November, 2013)
  • Issei Buddhism in the Americas, Edited by Duncan Ryuken Williams and Tomoe Moriya, Pacific Historical Review 81:3 (August, 2012), 483-85.
  • Concentration Camps on the Home Front: Japanese Americans in the House of Jim Crow, by John Howard Journal of World History 22:3 (September, 2011), 650-53.
  • Teaching Mikadoism: The Attack on Japanese Language Schools in Hawaii, California, and Washington, 1919-1927 by Noriko Asato History of Education Quarterly 47:2 (May, 2007), 233-35.

Courses Taught:

  • History 146: History of the United States Since the Mid 19th Century
  • History 300: Introduction to Historical Methods
  • History 378/565: Migration and U.S. History
  • History 377/562: Asian American History





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