Connor is a second-year Ph.D. student in the Department of History. He studies modern Japanese and U.S. history, with a focus on the post-WWII period. In his dissertation he hopes to look at the impact of the Korean War and the Allied military occupation on everyday life in Japan, examining in particular the social worlds of Japanese ports and base towns.
Connor received a B.A. in History from Yale University in 2011 (graduating magna cum laude) and an M.A. in East Asian Studies from Yale University in 2014. In May of 2016 he completed his general examinations in the fields of Modern Japanese History (with Sheldon Garon and Federico Marcon), U.S. History from WWI to the 1960s (with Margot Canaday), and Global History from the 1850s to the Present (with Stephen Kotkin).