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.