Abhishek Nanavati is a doctoral candidate in the History Department at Georgetown University.

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His research interests include the transnational flows of food and material culture, the overlapping processes of race making and hygienic production, as well as the history of everyday life.


His current dissertation project traces the social history of U.S. military occupations in Japan, Okinawa, and Korea after World War II by looking at the design, co-production, and maintenance of settlements for military personnel and their dependent families. By looking at how these occupations depended on each other, this research shows the local and global ramifications of the U.S.’s radical experiment in Northeast Asia.