- 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.