(Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; Professor)
Marcia Yonemoto received her Ph.D. in Japanese history from the University of California, Berkeley, and has been teaching at CU since 1995. Prof. Yonemoto teaches courses on Japanese history, women’s and family history, historical methodology, and global history at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She is the recipient of four University of Colorado awards for excellence in teaching and mentoring, and from 2016-19 she was Faculty Director of CU’s Graduate Teacher Program. Her research interests are in the cultural history of Japan’s early modern period (c. 1590-1868). She is the author of the books Mapping Early Modern Japan: Space, Place, and Culture in the Tokugawa Period (1603-1868) (University of California Press, 2003) and The Problem of Women in Early Modern Japan (University of California Press, 2016), and co-editor, with Mary Elizabeth Berry, of What Is a Family? Answers from Early Modern Japan (University of California Press, 2019). Her scholarly articles have appeared in The Journal of Asian Studies, Japan Forum, The Geographical Review, East Asian History, the U.S.-Japan Women’s Journal, and other venues. Her current research project is a history of adoption in Japan from 1700 to the present. In the 2019-20 academic year, she is on leave as a fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies.