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Roots of Contemporary Issues Faculty

Katy Fry

Dr. Fry’s research interests explore the intersections of race, labor, and immigration in the U.S. In particular she examines the role that Japanese oyster laborers in Washington State played in creating and facilitating transnational economic networks in the mid-20th century that moved the Pacific Northwest more fully into the Pacific World. She has taught courses in general U.S. history, women’s history, immigration history, and writing in the discipline. This is her fourth year teaching in the Roots of Contemporary Issues Program, where she has broadened her research and teaching specialties to include a global approach.