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Julie Tanaka

Curator, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Academic Professional, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1006

Julie Tanaka is Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts and Interim Head of ASU's Distinctive Collections.

Before coming to ASU, Julie spent 8 years as Curator of Special Collections and Western European HIstory Librarian at the University of Notre Dame. She has also taught Humanities, Latin, and European History at both public and private universities in California and Washington.


PhD (HIstory), University of California, Berkeley

MLIS, University of Washington

MA (Classics), University of California, Irvine

BA (Humanities: European Civilizations), San Jose State University

Research Interests: 
  • Early printed histories in Western Europe
  • Intersection of history and identity
  • Cultural histories of the Holy Roman Empire and Byzantine Empire