Reto Hofmann


  • The University of Western Australia (M257), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Reto Hofmann is Senior Lecturer [equiv. Associate Professor] in Asian Studies at the University of Western Australia, Perth. He specializes in modern Japanese and international history, and has wider research interests in twentieth-century Europe (especially Italy and Germany), fascism, imperialism, and the global Cold War. 

His first monograph, The Fascist Effect: Japan and Italy, 1915-1952, was published by Cornell University Press in 2015. His work has been published in the Journal of Contemporary History, Journal of Global HistoryJapan Forum, and Journal of Asian Studies (forthcoming). He is working on his second book project, a history the Japanese right from 1920 to 1960, tentatively entitled “Deep Empire: State Power and World Order in Transwar Japan."

Before joining UWA in 2019, Hofmann taught and researched at Columbia University, Monash University, and Waseda University. He received his BA from UWA and MA, MPhil and PhD from Columbia University.

External positions

Research Adjunct, Waseda University


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