Department of History
Office: Bowden 102
Chris Suh, Assistant Professor (BA Brown University, 2010; MA Stanford University, 2011; PhD Stanford University, 2019). US in the World; Asian American History; Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity; the Progressive Era.
I am a historian of race, ethnicity, and inequality, specializing in transpacific connections between the United States and East Asia and Asian American history. My current book project, tentatively titled The Allure of Empire: A Transpacific History of Race and the United States in the Progressive Era, is forthcoming from Oxford University Press (2023). By examining US collaboration with Asian imperialists, from the American West to the Far East, the book tells the story of how the politics of interracial cooperation worked to define “progress” in an age of imperial subjugation and immigrant restriction.
Since arriving at Emory, I have won multiple awards for my research, teaching, and service, including the Laura Jones Hardman Award for Excellence in Service to the Emory Community for my work with Asian American students on campus. My research has been highlighted by NPR, AJC, and Time magazine.
- B.A., Brown University, 2010
- M.A., Stanford University, 2011
- Ph.D., Stanford University, 2019
- US in the Pacific World
- Asian American History
- Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity
- The Progressive Era
- “'America’s Gunpowder Women’: Pearl S. Buck and the Struggle for American Feminism, 1937–1941," Pacific Historical Review, Vol. 88 No. 2 (May 2019): 175-207.
- "What Yun Ch'i-ho Knew: U.S.-Japan Relations and Imperial Race Making in Korea and the American South, 1904–1919," Journal of American History, Vol. 104, No. 1 (June 2017): 68–96.