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Christienne Hinz

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Associate Professor
History of Asia
Office: Peck Hall Room 3221
Office Phone: 618-650-2414


I received my PhD degree from the Ohio State University in 2001. My area of specialization is the history of modern Japan, focusing on gender, material culture, and industrial capitalism. I also specialize in the fields of world history and business history.

I have developed such courses at SIUE as Comparative Asian Civilizations, Revolutions in Modern China, Ideas of Empire in the Japanese Imagination, Gender and Nationalism in East Asia, and Playing with Time: The Craft of World History. In addition, I teach Western Civilization and History Theory and Method in both the graduate and undergraduate curriculums. My research interests have focused on cutting-edge history pedagogy, including developing our department’s “history as lab” structure. I am currently researching, developing, and implementing pedagogies involving gamification in which course concepts and content are taught creatively and experientially as classroom games, from role-playing games to board and card games.

In addition to teaching, I am happily married, have two children, a large dog, and two cats. I am a master gardener who specializes in native habit restoration on small properties, and I play roller derby with Saint Louis’s ARCH Rival Roller Derby league.

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