Andre Kobayashi Deckrow
Andre Kobayashi Deckrow is a doctoral candidate in the History-East Asia program at Columbia University. His dissertation examines Japanese state-led migration to Brazil in the 1920s and 30s. Born in Japan, Andre grew up outside of Seattle, Washington. Prior to graduate school, he spent a year traveling around the Pacific Rim as a Thomas J. Watson Fellow researching Japanese gardens as symbols of historical memory.