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 (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2019), draws from American and Japanese archives to examine how democratic thinking and ideologies changed during World War II and the early Cold War.  It explores how different visions of democracy, both American and Japanese, shaped the U.S.-Japanese relationship. 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 explores how Japan’s economic rise in the 1980s shaped President Donald Trump’s understanding of international trade and globalization and was recently featured in the New York Times.

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.