Department of History

Kerry Smith

Associate Professor of History
Sharpe House 313
Areas of Expertise East Asia, History of Science, Technology, Environment, and Medicine
Office Hours Tuesdays, 1:30-3:30PM


Kerry Smith did his undergraduate and graduate work at Harvard, and joined the Brown History Department in 1997. He is the author of A Time of Crisis: Japan, the Great Depression, and Rural Revitalization (Harvard University Press), a number of shorter works on the social history of interwar Japan, and a prize-winning article on Japan's first "official" museum of the war years.  He is working on a new book about disasters and science in modern Japan. Professor Smith teaches courses on the making of modern East Asia, World War Two in the Pacific, the atomic age,  and empires and cultures.