Dayna Barnes completed her PhD in International History at the London School of Economics, where she also received an MSc in the Theory and History of International Relations. She has taught at the LSE, the University of Winchester, San Francisco State University and the University of San Francisco. Before coming to USF, Dayna held positions as junior fellow at LSE IDEAS and visiting researcher at Tokyo University. Her most recent publication is “Plans and Expectations: The American News Media and Postwar Japan,” Japan Studies, Volume 34 Issue 3 (September 2014). Dayna has received grants and awards from organizations including the North East Asia Council, Roosevelt Study Center, Harry S. Truman Library, Sasakawa Foundation, and Japan Foundation. She is the 2014-2015 Kiriyama Fellow at the University of San Francisco Center for Asia Pacific Studies.