Political Science and Global Affairs
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Ph.D. in Geography, UC Berkeley
M.A. in Geography, San Francisco State University
B.A. in Latin American Studies & Ecology, UCLA
Biography / Academic Interests
Cary Karacas is a cultural geographer who specializes in modern Japan, East Asian urbanization, issues related to how memories of catastrophic loss are inscribed upon the urban landscape, and the civilian experience of aerial bombing during war.
Scholarship / Publications
Co-creator of JapanAirRaids.org, a bilingual digital archive.
Co-author, "A Cartographic Fade to Black: Mapping the Destruction of Urban Japan," The Journal of Historical Geography 38 (2):306-328, July 2012.
“Fire Bombings and Forgotten Civilians: The Lawsuit Seeking Compensation for Victims of the Tokyo Air Raids,” The Asia-Pacific Journal 9 (3), January 2011.
Co-author, “The Fire Bombing of Tokyo: Views from the Ground,” The Asia-Pacific Journal 9 (3), January 2011.
“Place, Public Memory, and the Tokyo Air Raids,” The Geographical Review 100 (4): 521–537, October 2010.
Co-author, “Nihon Kushu Digitaru Aakaibu no Setsuritsu ni Tsuite” (Establishing a Digital Archives of the Japan Air Raids), Kushu Tsushin [Air Raid Communication], 12: 7-11, August 2010.