Yukiko Koga

Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Hunter College, City University of New York

Home Institution, Hunter College

LAPA Fellow, 2018-2019

LAPA Fellow

 316 Wallace Hall



Yukiko Koga specializes in the areas of political economy, legal anthropology, history and memory, post-colonial and post-imperial relations, and transnational East Asia (China and Japan).  She is the author of the award winning, Inheritance of Loss: China, Japan, and the Political Economy of Redemption after Empire (University of Chicago Press, 2016), which explores how the introduction of the market-oriented economy in China created new dynamics concerning the contested yet under-explored past for both Chinese and Japanese.  She received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from Columbia University, M.A. in Political Science from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, and Bachelor of Law from Keio University in Tokyo. Her current project examines the generational transmission of unaccounted-for pasts stemming from Japanese imperialism in East Asia within the transnational legal sphere. At LAPA, she will work on her book-in-progress, entitled Post-imperial Reckoning: Transnational Legal Redress in East Asia, which is an ethnographic, historical, and legal exploration of a series of collective lawsuits filed by Chinese victims of Japanese imperial violence against the Japanese government and corporations.