Department of History

Naoko Shibusawa

Associate Professor of History, Associate Professor of American Studies & Ethnic Studies
Peter Green 206
Areas of Expertise United States
Office Hours By appointment only in-person or via Zoom.


Naoko Shibusawa (Northwestern PhD., MA; UC Berkeley, BA) is a historian of U.S. political culture and teaches courses on U.S. empire. In addition to her first book, America's Geisha Ally: Reimagining the Japanese Enemy (Harvard, 2006), she has published on transnational Asian American identities, Cold War ideologies, the Lavender Scare, and the Kinsey Report. She is working on two books: Ideologies of US Empire (under contract with the University of North Carolina Press) and Queer Betrayals: The Treason Trial of John David Provoo.