Thomas Monaghan

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Tom Monaghan is a fifth year PhD student in history. His research examines sugar and island societies in Japan, the Ryukyu archipelago, and Taiwan across the early-modern to modern periods, drawing connections between Japan’s sugar history and that of the Atlantic world.
He grew up in Taunton, UK, and has studied at the University of Edinburgh, SOAS (London), Salamanca University (Spain), and Tokyo University. He also spent two years as an Assistant Language Teacher at Naoshima Junior High School in western Japan.