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About Me

Name: Mishio Yamanaka

Education: Ph.D Candidate, History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,  expected 2018

M.A. Human and Environmental Studies with a concentration in U.S. History, Kyoto University, 2010

B.A. American Studies, Nanzan University, 2008

Research focus: U.S. history, Race and Ethnicity, Digital Humanities

Skills and Experience: ArcGIS, NodeXL

Languages: English (professional), French (intermediate) and Japanese (first language)

I moved to North Carolina as a Fulbright scholar in 2011 to study 19th century U.S. history. My dissertation focuses on Creoles of color and their racial desegregation movement in post-Civil War New Orleans. In addition to my passion for history, I am interested in digital humanities. I began my digital work as a Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative (CDHI) fellow (2013-2014). I launched the Fillmore Boys School in 1877 and created an ArcGIS based digital interactive map in 2014. Now I am trying to develop this project further by incorporating network analysis and oral history.

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