Junko Takeda is an associate professor of history at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.
She is affiliated with the Maxwell Program in citizenship and civic engagement and the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs: Center for European Studies.
Her current research and teaching interests include the history of economic globalization, state-building, urban expansion, migration, medicine and disease and documentary film. Her book, "Between Crown and Commerce: Marseille and the Early Modern Mediterranean" (Johns Hopkins, 2011), explores the political tradition of civic republicanism in the context of French international trade with the Ottoman Empire.
She is working on her second monograph, "Silk and Statecraft: France and Economic Globalization, 1650-1914." This study examines the development and decline of French sericulture and silk manufacturing against the backdrop of mercantilist overseas expansion, Physiocratic agricultural reform, revolutionary politics, silkworm diseases, French colonialism and diplomacy with Asia. Takeda is the recipient of the Mellon Dissertation Fellowship, the Georges Lurcy Fellowship, Society for French Historical Studies Research Award and a visiting research fellowship at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. At Syracuse University, she has received the O'Hanley Faculty Scholar Award, the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Award for Research and Teaching and the Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Teaching Recognition Award.