My name is Saara Kekki and I’m a North Americanist. Broadly, it means that I’m interested in just about anything that happens in the United States and Canada. More specifically, though, I’m interested in ethnic relations and immigration history and my expertise is in 20th century immigration into the United States. Even more specifically, I know about Japanese American and Japanese Canadian history. You can check out a list of some of my all-time favorite books on this topic here.

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My book Japanese Americans at Heart Mountain: Networks, Power, and Everyday Life is now available for Open Access download or as hardcover and paperback through several bookstores.

This page will feature some thoughts about research and teaching, and perhaps the occasional more general remarks. I also added a Finnish-language tutorial to using Gephi, the open-source network analysis program I currently use in most of my research. Great English tutorials already exist, for example:
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