Miriam
Associate Professor
Asia

(Ph.D., UC-Berkeley; Associate Professor)

Professor Kadia specializes in the history of modern Japan. Her book, Moral Nation: Modern Japan and Narcotics in Global History (University of California Press, 2013), examines illegal drugs as the foundation of a global consensus on the nature of political legitimacy in nations and empires. Her recent work focuses on the history of the human sciences in twentieth-century Japan and the world. She received her B.A./M.A. from Brandeis University in 2003 and her Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 2009. During the 2017-2018 academic year, she will be a Member at the Institute for Advanced Study School of Social Science in Princeton.