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John Harney

Associate Professor of History • Chair of the Asian Studies Program History
Work Crounse Hall—424 Work Phone: 859.238.5236
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Biographical Info

John Harney came to Centre in 2013 as assistant professor of history, and was awarded tenure and promotion to associate professor in 2019.

His scholarly interests include identity formation and colonial and post-colonial relations in East Asia, the history of popular participation in sports in the modern era, Catholicism and Catholic communities in 20th-century China, representations of history in video games and the wider uses and interpretations of history in popular culture.

Harney received a B.A. in history and English literature from University College Cork in Cork, Ireland, an M.A. in Chinese studies from the University of Sheffield in the U.K., and a Ph.D. in modern East Asian history from the University of Texas at Austin.


File last updated: 7/15/19

Categories: Asian Studies, Faculty, History
Updated 11 months ago.