Hana C Maruyama

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Hana C. Maruyama is a Ph.D. student in American Studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Her research is on Japanese American incarceration in the context of U.S. settler colonialism. In addition to her academic research, she is working as a research fellow for EO9066, a podcast on Japanese American Incarceration produced by American Public Media, as well as an exhibition on Japanese American resettlement in the Twin Cities during and after World War II. Previously, she worked for the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center and the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. She received her B.A. from Carleton College in 2012 and graduated magna cum laude.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • B.A.: English, Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, 2012.


  • Public History and Humanities
  • Asian American Studies
  • Memory Studies
  • American Indian Studies
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Teaching Assistant: Leading Discussion Sections, Meeting with Students, and Grading Pop Culture & Politics: 1900-1940 (Fall 2017), and Pop Culture and Politics: 1940-Present (Spring 2018) , Fall 2017 - Spring 2018
  • Research Fellow, American Public Media: Conduct Research on Japanese American Incarceration for the podcast EO9066 , Fall 2017 - Spring 2018
  • Co-Convener, Historical Injustices Working Group (UMN): Conduct research on Japanese American resettlement to the Twin Cities during and after World War II , Summer 2017 - Spring 2018


  • Social Media Consultant, Stop the Fence at Tule Lake: Assisted with the development of a social media strategy to help the Japanese American community halt the creation of a fence across the site of the Tule Lake Concentration Camp, Fall 2017
  • College of Liberal Arts, Graduate Scholar Fellowship, Fall 2016 - Spring 2017
  • American Studies Mulford Q. Sibley Graduate Fellowship for Summer Research Support, Summer 2017