Naoko Wake, Ph.D.
|Address:|| W-29 Holmes
|Phone:|| (517) 884-3928
Dr. Wake joined the faculty of Lyman Briggs College in 2005 after completing her graduate degrees at Kyoto University, Japan (MA) and Indiana University, Bloomington (Ph.D.). She has written on the history of the medical and social sciences in the first half of the twentieth century with a focus on interdisciplinary scientific approaches to sexual diversity. Her current work is a historical inquiry into Japanese-American and Korean-American memories of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. By focusing on this particular group of survivors residing in the United States, and by comparing their experiences to those of Japanese and Korean survivors from 1945 to present, she illuminates a history of the Bomb that complicates the better-known story of colonial and post-colonial rivalries and brings to light women’s and patients’ activism in trans-Pacific contexts.
Science, gender, and sexuality
History of medicine
History of mental illness
Asian American Studies
2012 -MOSAIC Award, LGBT Resource Center & Alliance of Queer and Ally Students, MSU
2012 -John K. Hudzik Emerging Leader in Advancing International Studies and Program Award, ISP, Michigan State University
2010 -CASID/WIDP Title VI Course Development Award, Center for Gender in Global Context
2005 -Dutton Fellow in Science and Technology Studies, Lyman Briggs College
Michigan State University, (Naoko Wake), Interrogating Inclusion: Exploring Knowledge and Practice in Relation to Disability, Race, and Sexual Orientation [2011 -2012] $11,000
2011 “Gender and Science in Hiroshima’s Aftermath: A Cross-cultural Approach,” Endeavour, Vol. 35, No. 4, December 2011, pp. 178-186.
2009 'The ‘American’ Psychoanalytic Hospital in the Making,' Harvard Review of Psychiatry 17.5 (October 2009): 344-50.
2008 'On Our Memory of Gay Sullivan: A Hidden Trajectory,' Journal of Homosexuality 55.1 (2008): 150-65.
2008 'Sexuality, Intimacy, and Subjectivity in Social Psychoanalytic Thought of the 1920s and the 1930s,' The Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology 18.2 (2008): 119-30.
2007 'The Military, Psychiatry, and 'Unfit' Soldiers, 1939-1942,' Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 62.4 (October 2007): 461-94.
(Note: This article appeared in Japanese translation as 'America Senjikiniokeru Seishinigakuto ‘Futekikaku’na Heishitachi (1939-1949),' Kyoikushi-Forum [History of Education Forum] 2 (April 2007): 1-31.)
2006 'The Full Story by No Means All Told: Harry Stack Sullivan at Sheppard-Pratt, 1922-1930,' History of Psychology 9.4 (2006): 325-58.