University of Minnesota
Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies


Hiromi Mizuno

Department of History 941 HellerH 271 19th Ave S

Department Affiliations


  • modern Japan
  • intellectual and cultural history
  • cultural studies of science and technology
  • nationalism and colonialism
  • human rights and international laws
  • gender and sexuality


  • Hiromi Mizuno & Shigeru Nakayama. "Science and Nationalism" Special Issue of East Asian STS. Duke University, 2012.
  • Mizuno, Hiromi. Science for the Empire: Scientific Nationalism in Modern Japan. Stanford University Press,, 2008.
  • Mizuno, Hiromi. ""When Pacifist Japan Fights: Historicizing Desire in Anime"." Mechademia 2 (December 2007): 104-123.
  • Mizuno, Hiromi. "The Science Room as An Archive: Taisho Japan and WWI." The Decade of the Great War: Japan and the Wider World in the 1910s (forthcoming 2013)

Research Activities

  • Between Empires: Colonial Networks of Technology and Cold War Asia
  • Technological Nostalgia and Japanese Colonial Memory
  • Politics of Belonging: Population Policy in Postwar Japan
  • Japanese immigration to the Dominican Republic
  • Contradiction of Human Rights: "Comfort Women" and Statelessness
  • History of Chemical Fertilizer in Japan

Professional Activities

  • Critical Asian Studies collaborative, the convener
Alternative Output Formats Alternative Output Formats