Dr. Mary Louise Nagata

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Dr. Mary Louise Nagata

Professor of History

Office: FH 209
Phone: 843-661-1554


Dr. Nagata joined the History Department in 2005. She is the author of Labor Contracts and Labor Relations in Early Modern Central Japan (Routledge Curzon Press, 2005) and has published numerous articles in the field of East Asian history, with a focus on family life and labor issues in Japan.

Dr. Nagata has traveled all over the world and has lived in several foreign countries, including France, Switzerland, and Japan (where she spends her summers). In addition to her love of travel, she has a love for music, and is a trained concert violinist.


PhD, University of Hawai’i, 1996

Courses Taught: 

Introduction to Modern World History

History of Traditional East Asia

History of Modern China

History of Modern Japan

History of Family and Gender in Eurasian Perspective

20th-Century Communist States

The Historian’s Craft