Paul Kreitman is Assistant Professor of Modern Japanese History in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University. His research interests include the environmental history of Japan, science, technology and society studies, and the global history of sovereignty since the 19th century. His article "Attacked by Excrement: The Political Ecology of Shit in Wartime and Postwar Tokyo" won the American Society of Environmental History's Leopold Hidy Prize in 2018. His monograph Japan's Ocean's Borderlands: Nature and Sovereignty is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press in 2023.
Paul Kreitman serves as an Advisory Committee Member.