Hana Maruyama

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Minnesota

Areas of Specialty
  • Public History and Humanities
  • Asian American Studies
  • Memory Studies
  • American Indian and Indigenous Studies
  • Carceral Studies

Hana Maruyama’s research is on Japanese American incarceration in the context of U.S. settler colonialism. In addition to her academic research, she co-created the Densho podcast Campu, which uses oral histories to tell stories of Japanese American incarceration. She formerly worked for the University of Minnesota’s Immigration History Research Center, American Public Media’s podcast Order 9066, the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center. She earned a B.A. from Carleton College in English, graduating magna cum laude, and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in American Studies, with a minor in Heritage Studies and Public History.

Selected Publications

On Common Ground: Concentration Camps in the ‘Home of the Free’ at the Southwest Border and in U.S. History,” The Abusable Past, Radical History Review, 2019.

The WWII Incarceration of Japanese Americans Is an Environmental Story,” Edge Effects, Center for Culture, History, and the Environment at University of Wisconsin—Madison, 2019.

Fear Itself,” Kartika Review, 2017.

Getting to Know You: Heart Mountain Meets Broadway,” The Margins, Asian American Writers Workshop, 2015.

Her Name was Double Victory,” The Margins, Asian American Writers Workshop, 2012.

  • Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study, Fall 2019 – Spring 2020
  • University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts, Graduate Scholar Fellowship, Fall 2016 – Spring 2017
  • University of Minnesota Mulford Q. Sibley/Joseph J. Kwiat Graduate Fellowship for Summer Research Support, Summer 2017
  • Mellon Summer Fellowship for Heritage Studies and Public History, Summer 2018
Hana Maruyama, assistant professor of history, on Nov. 17, 2021. (Kayla Simon/UConn Photo)
Contact Information
Mailing Address241 Glenbrook Road, U-4103, Storrs CT 06269
Office LocationWood Hall, Rm 312
CampusCampus: Storrs
Office HoursSpring 2024: by appointment
LinkDENSHO: Preserving Stories of the Past for Generations of Tomorrow