Jonathan Sudo is a Ph.D. student specializing in 20th-century Japanese labor and economic history. His research seeks to simultaneously examine Japanese history from a transnational perspective and embed Japan within global narratives of the interwar period. He is currently working on two projects. The first investigates pre-war Japan's participation in the International Labor Organization (ILO). The second attempts to recontextualize traditional accounts of Japan's international relations during the Great Depression by studiyng the Japanese export boom of the 1930s and global reactions to it.
He received his BA in History and East Asian Studies from Haverford College in 2021 and spent the summer of 2023 conducting research at the University of Tokyo's Institute for Advanced Study on Asia.