Dorney .pngPh.D.  Student
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​Advisor: Naoko Shibusawa
Research Interests: Sites of Japanese American incarceration during World War II as material, social and imagined landscapes.

By taking a hard look at the material culture, social dynamics, and photographic and artistic portrayals of these incarceration sites, my aim is to contribute to a more textured history of Japanese American incarceration and shed light on the realities of unjust imprisonment. A more long term goal of mine is to investigate the potential for virtual reality technologies and computer-generated reconstructions to aid in preserving the material culture and historical memory of incarceration landscapes like the Central Utah Relocation Center.