Elijah Greenstein is a Ph.D. candidate studying modern Japanese history. His research centers on empire-building, total war, and geopolitics. In the spring of 2015, he began research for his dissertation on the political economy of Japanese overseas shipping in the early to mid-20th century. During the 2015 – 2016 academic year, Elijah will conduct research in Tokyo with the support of a Fulbright Grant. He will be affiliated with the University of Tokyo’s Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia.
Elijah graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010, where he received a B.A. in history. After graduation, he entered Japan’s JET Programme and taught English in Nagano Prefecture for one year. He then spent a second year in Japan enrolled in Keio University’s Japanese Language Program.