Creoles of Color in Postbellum New Orleans


My primary research interest is to explore how people of African descent pursued their rights to various public institutions including schools, streetcars, railroads, and churches after the Civil War, and how they changed the ways in which the United States conceptualized freedom, equality, and civil rights. Creoles of color, a group of francophone, Catholic, and mixed-race people of Louisiana, were one of the most ardent advocates of equality in public space in the postbellum United States.


  • African American Women and Desegregated Streetcars: Gender and Race Relations in Postbellum New Orleans,” Nanzan Review of American Studies 40 (2018): 41-60. (*Peer-reviewed)
  • 「1890年代ニューオーリンズにおける有色クレオールの反人種隔離運動−クルセーダー紙とプレッシー対ファーガソン裁判を中心に−」[The Anti-Segregation Movement of Creoles of Color in New Orleans in the 1890s: The Crusader and Plessy v. Ferguson] 『アメリカ史評論』、第29号、2012年、pp.1-30。(*Peer-reviewed)

The Japanese in the Gulf South


My next project examines the Japanese migration to the Gulf South region at the turn of the twentieth century and how their experiences of Jim Crow laws intersected with the transpacific expansion of the Japanese empire.

Other Academic Works

Other Articles

  • “2019 Nen no Rekishigakkai: Kaikoto Tenbo, Kita Amerika (Zenhan)” [Retrospect and Prospect of Historical Research in 2019: North America (From the Colonial Period to the Nineteenth Century], Shigaku Zasshi 129, no. 5 (May 2020): 390-94.
  • “Archives by the Lake: Life and Libraries in New Orleans,” Traces: The UNC-Chapel Hill Journal of History 5 (2017): 226-27.
  • “Studying African American History in the United States as a Japanese Student,” Nanzan Review of American Studies: Journal of the Center for American Studies, Nanzan University, 38 (2016): 91-98.