Joshua A Levy

 Joshua Levy

Contact Information

309 Gregory Hall
M/C 466
Urbana, IL 61801
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Research Interests

  • U.S. and the world
  • Global indigeneity
  • Pacific history
  • Food, health, and empire

Research Description

Dissertation in progress: "Eating Empire, Going Local: Food, Health, and Sovereignty on Pohnpei, 1898–1986"


  • M.T.S., American Religious History, Harvard Divinity School, 2006
  • B.A., Religious Studies, Amherst College, 2003

Distinctions / Awards

  • Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities Graduate Student Fellow
  • Widenor Teaching Fellowship, UIUC
  • East-West Center Affiliate Scholar, University of Hawai’i at Manoa
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent By Their Students, UIUC 2011, 2013, 2016


  • Graduate College Dissertation Travel Grant, UIUC
  • Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies Graduate Fellowship
  • Nelle M. Signor Graduate Scholarship in International Relations
  • Samuel Flagg Bemis Dissertation Research Grant, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations
  • Forris Jewett Moore Fellowship, Amherst College
  • U.S. State Department Small Democracy Grant (with Micronesian Seminar)


  • HIST 164: History of the Automobile (Spring 2017)
  • HIST 171: U.S. History to 1877, Advanced Composition (TA, Fall 2016)
  • HIST 277: Encounters in Native America (Spring 2016)
  • HIST 380: Cultures of U.S. Empire, 1877-1919 (Fall 2015)
  • Micronesian History (College of Micronesia-FSM, Spring 2015)
  • Twentieth Century World to Midcentury: Oceans in Global History (Summer 2015)
  • Micronesian Civics (Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School, Pohnpei Micronesia, Fall 2014)
  • Hist 172: U.S. History Since 1877 (TA, Spring 2013)
  • Hist 251: Warfare, Military Institutions, and Society (TA, Fall 2013)
  • AIS 101: Introduction to American Indian Studies (TA, Spring 2012)
  • AIS 278/Hist 278: US Native Americans Since 1850 (TA, Fall 2011)
  • Hist 100: Global History (TA, Fall 2012)

Selected Publications


Tropics of Savagery: The Culture of Japanese Empire in Comparative Frame by Robert Thomas Tierney and Nanyo-Orientalism: Japanese Representations of the Pacific by Naoto Sudo The Contemporary Pacific 27 2 2015, p. 579-583.


Micronesian Government: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow Palikir, Pohnpei FSM Department of Education 2008. Full text.