Shuko Tamao, Class of 2020

Shuko Tamao.

Shuko Tamao, PhD Candidate

What drew you to graduate work at UB?

What drew me to the UB Department of History was the fact that several professors were very well matched to my interest area. I saw how students and faculty members were collegial to each other. 

What has been your favorite class so far?

At a History of Madness seminar, I learned history from the perspective of people with disabilities. The knowledge I acquired from the seminar became the basis of my scholarly inquiry. At the Research Seminar workshop, I wrote an article-length paper about postwar US psychiatric hospitals with excellent encouragement and help from the professor and my fellow students. After taking the Women's History seminar, I brought my historical knowledge to action by co-founding an advocacy group for an underrepresented segment of the student body.