Kristina Troost

Adjunct Asst Prof of History

External address: 
Bostock 228, Perkins Library, Durham, NC 277080195
+1 919 660 5844


  • Head of the International and Area Studies Department, Perkins Library: Provides leadership for area studies librarianship both locally and nationally.
  • Japanese Studies Librarian, Perkins Library: Responsibilities include faculty liaison, research consultations, library instruction, collection development and web-based guides.  
  • Director of Graduate Studies for Duke's M.A. program in East Asian Studies.  
  • Professional interests include research methods, scholarly communication, and pre-modern Japanese social and economic history.

Ph.D. Harvard University, 1990
A.M., Harvard University, 1975
M.A., University of Minnesota, 1974
B.A., Carleton College, 1971, Phi Beta Kappa, Magna cum laude

Troost, KK. "The East Asian Collection at Duke University: Dynamics of Change." In Collecting Asia: East Asian Libraries in North America, 1868-2008, 306-319. Ann Arbor, MICH: Association for Asian Studies, 2010. (Chapter) Open Access Copy

Troost, K. "Peasants, Elites and Villages in the Fourteenth Century." In The Origins of Japan's Medieval World Courtiers, Clerics, Warriors, and Peasants in the Fourteenth Century,edited by JP Mass, 91-109. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 1997. (Chapter)

Troost, KK. "Challenges for East Asian Libraries." Asian Studies Newsletter (October 1998). (Academic Article)

Troost, KK. "Surfing the internet for Japanese popular culture." Journal of Popular Culture 31, no. 2 (March 1998). (Academic Article)