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Christopher Hayashida-Knight

Christopher Hayashida-Knight

Dual PhD candidate in History and Women's Studies


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Biography:

My work considers the social construction of the US nation through discourse and patriotic acts, focusing on the period between the Civil War and World War I. Using feminist and interdisciplinary methods, I am examining acts and expressions of patriotism by marginalized Americans to better understand how nationalism intersects with race, class, and gender to create American identities.

I currently live in State College, Pennsylvania, with my wife Malia and our daughter Lili'uokalani.

Education:
MA American Studies, George Washington University, 2011
BA English, Westmont College, 2000

Research Interests:
19th and early 20th c. U.S. history; Patriotic sentiment and practice among marginalized Americans; Civil War reconciliation, empire, and white supremacy; Impacts of patriarchy on male gender constructions; Feminism, womanism, queer theory.