Name: Mishio Yamanaka
School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Status: Ph.D. Candidate
Research focus: 19th century U.S. history, Southern History, Race and Ethnicity, New Orleans, Creoles, Education, Digital History
Skills and Experience: ArcGIS, NodeXL
Languages: English (professional), French (intermediate) and Japanese (first language)
Moving to North Carolina in 2011, I study 19th century U.S. history focusing on Creoles of color and their desegregation movement in post-Civil War New Orleans, Louisiana. I first explored digital humanities in spring 2013 and began my digital work as a Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative (CDHI) fellow in fall 2013 to summer 2014. I am particularly interested in discovering the relations between social and geographical networks and political activism.
While not working, I enjoy walking, visiting bookstores, and experimenting with Japanese/Southern fusion recipes (although it has been rarely successful…)