Unsettled City: Migration, Race, and the Making of Seattle’s Urban Landscape
Megan Asaka is an assistant professor of history at the University of California, Riverside where she specializes in Asian American history, urban history, and public humanities. Her current book manuscript, “Unsettled City: Migration, Race, and the Making of Seattle’s Urban Landscape,” explores the role of mobile populations in shaping urban regions through a case study of late nineteenth and early twentieth-century Seattle. The dissertation on which this project is based won awards from the Immigration and Ethnic History Society and the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association. She has also worked extensively in the field of public history, including five years as an oral historian and visual history coordinator for Densho, a digital archive of primary sources related to the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans. She received her PhD in American Studies from Yale in 2014.