Wesleyan portrait of Kristin  Oberiano

Kristin Oberiano

Assistant Professor of History


BA Occidental College
MA Harvard University
PHD Harvard University

Kristin Oberiano

Kristin Oberiano is a historian of United States empire in the Pacific. Oberiano’s research project, tentatively titled Territorial Discontent: Chamorros, Filipinos, and the Making of the United States Empire in Guam, examines the evolution of the political, social, and cultural relations between Indigenous Chamorro people and Filipino migrants under the United States military empire on Guam over the twentieth century. Territorial Discontent engages in frameworks of race, settler colonialism, militarism, and migration within empire. Oberiano teaches courses in twentieth-century US history, the history of US in the World, US imperialism, Asian and Pacific Islander history, and Pacific history.

Now an islander living on the East Coast, Oberiano was born to Filipino immigrant families and raised in Guam.

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Office Hours

Monday 1-2:30pm, Wednesdays 10-11:30am, and/or by appointment. 


Spring 2023
HIST 240 - 01
The United States Since 1901

HIST 397 - 01
The U.S. Overseas Empire