Katherine Tegtmeyer Pak
Associate Professor of Asian Studies and Political Science
St Olaf College
Northfield, MN 55057 USA
(507) 786- 3655
She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago, and her B.A. in East Asian Studies and Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Between college and graduate school she worked at Toshiba Corporation's Tokyo headquarters for two years; she returned to Japan for sixteen months of field research during graduate school. Before joining the St. Olaf faculty in 2003, she taught for five years at New College of Florida. She has written several papers on Japanese immigration and citizenship politics. From September 2009-May 2010, she is a Fulbright Visiting Researcher at the Institute of Social Science at the University of Tokyo, where she is researching the relationship between higher education and democratic citizenship in Japan.