Graduate Student Directory

Alexyss Luverne McClellan
  • Title
    • PhD Student
    • Teaching Assistant
  • Division Graduate Studies Division
  • Department
    • History Department
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Humanities & Social Sciences Building, Remote Work Location
  • Office Hours Fall 2020: By Appointment
  • Mail Stop No Mailstop

Research Interests

  • Indigeneity, Shimanchu indigeneity, mixed-race identity, Uchinānchu identity 
  • Settler vs non-settler colonialism, Japanese empire, internal colonization, assimilation policy in Japan, naichi(内地) vs. gaichi(外地)  
  • International governing bodies, United Nations recommendations, UN representation

Biography, Education and Training

B.A., Critical Race & Ethnic Studies and History, University of California, Santa Cruz

M.A., History, University of California, Santa Cruz

Archiving Intern: United States Peace Corps, Office of General Counsel 

Co-Director for Curriculum Development, Policy Team Lead: Okinawa Memories Initiative 

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • National Humanities Center Graduate Student Summer Residency 2020 
  • Thom Gentle Endowment Award for History 2020 
  • Graduate Student Association Research and Travel Grant 2019
  • History Department Summer Research Funding 2019
  • Institute for Humanities Research: Humanities Undergraduate Research Award    
  • Chancellor's Undergraduate Intern (CUIP) for the Center for the Study of Pacific War Memories

Selected Presentations

  • "Uchinānchu Indigeneity in a "Homogenous" Japan: The Marines, the United Nations, and the Rise of Denny," Harvard Graduate Conference in International History- Militarization: Methods, Approaches, and New Directions (2019) 
  • "Champuru Conversations as Multinational Dialogue," Oral History Association Annual Conference (2019) 
  • "An Okinawan-American Dialogue," American Historical Association Annual Conference (2018)
  • "Systematizing Obedience: Assimilation through Tattoo Bans in the Japanese Empire," UCSC Digital Humanities Symposium (2017)

Teaching Interests

TA Experience:

History 41- The Making of the Modern Middle East (Fall 2018)

History 80Y- World War Two Memories of the United States and Japan (Winter 2019)

History 167B- The Second World War in Europe (Spring 2019) 

History 150A- Ancient Japan: Emperors and Outcasts (Fall 2019) 

History 110F- World War USA (Spring 2020)

History 150E- History and Memory in the Okinawan Islands (Fall 2020)