Chris Suh

Assistant Professor

Department of History

Office: Bowden 102

Phone: 404-727-3888



Chris Suh, Assistant Professor (BA Brown University, 2010; MA Stanford University, 2011; PhD Stanford University, 2019). US in the Pacific World; Asian American History; Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity; the Progressive Era. 

I am a historian of race, ethnicity, and inequality, specializing in the United States’ engagement with the Pacific World and Asian migration to the United States. My current book project, tentatively titled "At the Dawn of the Pacific Era: American Encounters with Asians in the Progressive Era of Empire and Exclusion," focuses on interconnections between imperial politics and domestic race relations to understand how historical figures in the early 20th century saw racial subjugation and exclusion as, ironically, “progressive.” Some of my research has been published as peer-reviewed articles in the Journal of American History and the Pacific Historical Review. In 2019-2020, I will be offering the following courses: "Transpacific Lives," "Sounds of the Century," and "Asian American History."


  • 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

Selected Publications