Jane Hong

Assistant Professor, History

Hong specializes in 20th-century U.S. immigration and engagement with the world, with a focus on Asia.


  • Office Hours: Mon and Wed 4-5:30 pm
  • Office: Swan Hall #310
  • Email: janehong@oxy.edu

Education: B.A. Yale University; A.M., Brown University; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University

Hong teaches courses in post-1865 U.S. history, immigration, the United States in the World, racial violence, and comparative civil rights movements. 
Her first book situates the transpacific movement to repeal America's Asian exclusion laws in the context of black civil rights struggles at home and U.S. military intervention in a decolonizing Asia. A multi-archival study, the project draws upon research conducted in four countries: the United States, India, Philippines, and South Korea.

A second book project, provisionally titled Negotiating Nation in an Age of Independence: Asian Americans and the End of Empire in Asia, examines Asian Americans’ engagement with Asian decolonization during the decade following World War II. Situating Asian American communities within a global history of decolonization, it illuminates their engagement with three global empires--British, Japanese, and American--at a moment when all three were being formally dismantled.

Visit Hong's personal website.
HIST 102: United States Culture and Society II  
HIST 208: Immigrants in America, 1492 to the Present  
HIST 209: The United States in the World since 1900  
CSP 5: Racial Violence in US History and Memory