Eiichiro Azuma is Alan Charles Kors Term Associate Professor of History and Asian American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He specializes in Asian American history with an emphasis on Japanese Americans and transpacific migration, as well as Japanese colonialism and U.S.-Japan relations. Azuma's interest in migration and transnationalism has stemmed partially from his personal experience as an immigrant from Japan. He holds an M.A. in Asian American Studies (1992) and a Ph.D. in history (2000), both from University of California at Los Angeles. He is the author of the award winning Between Two Empires: Race, History, and Transnationalism in Japanese America (Oxford University Press, 2005), and with Professor Gordon H. Chang of Stanford, Azuma also co-edited Yuji Ichioka's Before Internment: Essays in Prewar Japanese American History (Stanford University Press, 2006). He has also published over a dozen peer-reviewed academic articles.