Christina Ghanbarpour

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History Instructor
Social Sciences
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Saddleback College

Ph.D. History, University of California, Irvine, 2011
Social Sciences, University of Chicago, 2003 
B.A. East Asian Studies/French minor, Barnard College, 1999

Hello, and welcome to my profile page! I joined the Saddleback College Social Sciences division in January 2012. Prior to this, I taught at Chapman University, Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan, and the University of California, Irvine. I specialize in East Asian history with a focus on modern Japan, and teach the World History survey and East Asian history (History 4, 5, 70, 71 and 72).

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If you are in one of my online classes, please expect an email (that will probably be sent to your email address - check this account through MySite) during the week before classes start.  The email will contain the course syllabus and instructions to access our course website.  If you do not receive this email or have any questions, please send an email to

Looking forward to seeing you all in my classes!