- PhD, Harvard University, 2007
- MA, Harvard University, 2003
- AB, Harvard College, 1997
Teaching Interests: Japanese history, especially 20th century political and social history.
Research Interests: Imperialism, Urban and Social History; the Experience of Defeat in WWII.
Professor O’Dwyer’s book, Significant Soil: Settler Colonialism and Japan’s Urban Empire in Manchuria was published by Harvard University’s Asia Center Press, in 2015.
Emer O'Dwyer Gives Talk at Stanford UniversityNovember 7, 2017
Emer O'Dwyer, associate professor of East Asian studies and history, gave a talk entitled, "The Case of the Headless Miner and the Pursuit of Justice in Transwar Japan, 1944-55" on October 20 at Stanford University.