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Dr. Gregory F. Sullivan

Assistant Professor, Department: Humanities

Year Started



  • Ph.D. History Yale University
  • M.A. East Asian Studies Yale University
  • B.A. Philosophy University of California, Berkeley

Teaching Interests

  • Modern Japan
  • Modern China
  • Pre-modern Japan
  • East Asian History
  • Modern World History

Research Interests

  • Evolutionism in modern Japan


Dr. Gregory Sullivan is a scholar of Asian history. He earned a Ph.D. and a M. Phil. in Modem Japanese History as well as a M.A. in East Asian Studies from Yale University. His dissertation is entitled, "War of the Corms: Haeckelian Bio-politics in Oka Asajiro's Evolution and Human Life". Sullivan earned a certificate for Japanese Language at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language in Yokohama and a certificate in Applied Linguistics from San Diego State University. His publications include "Tricks of Transference: Oka Asajiro (1868-1944) on Laissez-faire Capitalism," Science in Context 23, Issue 3 (2010), pp. 367-91 and "The Instinctual Nation-state: Non-Darwinian Theories, State Science and Ultra-Nationalism in Oka Asajiro's Evolution and Human Life," The Journal of the History of Biology Volume 44, Issue 3 (2011), pp. 537-86.

Updated: Tuesday, May 14, 2013
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