Associate Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara
Kate McDonald is Associate Professor of History at University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the author of Placing Empire: Travel and the Social Imagination in Imperial Japan (University of California Press, 2017) and numerous articles exploring the intersection of technology, mobility, and empire in the twentieth century. Together with David R. Ambaras (NC State), she directs the Bodies and Structures: Deep-Mapping Modern East Asian History project. She is currently working on a new history of technology and modernity, called The Rickshaw and the Railroad: Human-Powered Transport in the Age of the Machine.
Kate McDonald will take part of the Visiting Professors Program designed by EHESS, on proposal of Alain Delissen (Centre Chine, Corée, Japon - CCJ).