• Associate Professor of History and East Asian Studies


  • AB, Harvard College, 1997
  • MA, Harvard University, 2003
  • PhD, Harvard University, 2007


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 manuscript, entitled Significant Soil: Settler Colonialism and Japan’s Urban Empire in Manchuria was published by Harvard University’s Asia Center Press in spring 2015.