Karen Tani

The Japanese American internment decision: A dangerous relic

Karen Tani and John Inazu write for Los Angeles Times, Dec. 18, 2015

We wish we could say that in 2015, Korematsu is a relic — that it survives as a mere technicality and has no real import. But we know better. Our legal system relies heavily on precedent, meaning that even a discredited opinion is a danger if it remains on the books.

Training historians and the dual degree

Karen Tani co-authors article for The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 28, 2014

Some readers may instinctively recoil from any proposal that involves “more school,” but at their best, dual-degree programs can offer a solution to two key problems now confronting the history profession: relevancy and employment prospects.