OAH Distinguished Lecturer Profile

OAH Distinguished Lectureship program 40 years 1981-2021

Kariann Akemi Yokota

Portrait of Kariann Akemi Yokota

Kariann Akemi Yokota is an associate professor of history at the University of Colorado Denver; prior to that, she was an assistant professor of American studies and history at Yale University. Her research interests include transnational relations in the era of the American Revolution, interethnic relations in the twentieth century, and material and visual culture. She is the author of Unbecoming British: How Revolutionary America Became a Postcolonial Nation (2011), which was selected as a Choice outstanding academic title, and a contributor to Globalizing American Studies (2010). Her forthcoming book is entitled "Pacific Overtures: Early America and the Transpacific World, 1760-1853."

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