Field: Modern Japanese History
Advisor: Gregory Pflugfelder
Mairead Hynes (she/her) is a PhD student in the History Department, studying the comparative transpacific history of women’s war mobilization and anti-military feminism in 20th century Japan and the United States. She focuses on how women in both countries have understood and articulated women’s war responsibility and complicity with empire, and investigates alternative feminist historical methodologies as they appear in movement practices of women’s history. Before entering the Ph.D. program at Columbia University, Mairead graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2013 with a BA in History, and in 2018 earned her MA in Contemporary Asian Studies at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan.