About

Miller Photo I am an assistant professor of history at Dartmouth College and a historian of the United States and the World, with a focus on the United States and the Asia-Pacific.  I received my PhD in international history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2012.

My research examines the development of the U.S.-Japanese alliance in the aftermath of war and occupation. My first book, entitled Cold War Democracy: The United States and Japan, draws from American and Japanese archives to explore how competing visions of democracy shaped the U.S.-Japanese relationship. It will appear with Harvard University Press in the spring of 2019. I also write about the contemporary relevance of the U.S.-Japanese relationship for American understandings of globalization, international power, and hegemony.  My most recent article, which explores how Japan’s economic rise in the 1970s and 1980s shaped President Donald Trump’s approach to international trade and globalization, can be found here.

At Dartmouth, I teach the introductory class on U.S. history, along with classes on the history of U.S. foreign relations, the Cold War, and the Asia-Pacific Wars of 1931 – 1945. Click here to see syllabi from my courses.