He graduated from University of California at Los Angeles with an M.A. (1992), and a Ph.D.
His work appeared in the Journal of American History, Journal of Asian Studies, Pacific Historical Review and Journal of American-East Asian Relations, Reviews in American History. He is co-editor of the Asian American Studies book series at the University of Illinois Press.
- Fall 2009, Azuma has held the Alan Charles Kors Endowed Term Chair in History
- 2008-2009, he was also a recipient of the Donald D. Harrington Faculty Fellowship from the University of Texas, Austin
- Theodore Saloutos Award from the Immigration and Ethnic History Society, for Between Two Empires
- 2006 Frederick Jackson Turner Award Honorable Mention by the Organization of American Historians, for Between Two Empires
- History Book Award from the Association for Asian American Studies, for Between Two Empires
- Hiroshi Shimizu book prize from the Japanese Association of American Studies, for Between Two Empires
- History Book Award Honorable Mention from the Association for Asian American Studies, for Before Internment
- Between Two Empires: Race, History, and Transnationalism in Japanese America. Oxford University Press. 2005. ISBN 978-0-19-515940-0.
- Yuji Ichioka (2006). Gordon H. Chang; Eiichiro Azuma, eds. Before Internment: Essays in Prewar Japanese American History (Stanford University Press, 2006. Stanford University Press. ISBN 978-0-8047-5147-6.
- Akemi Kikumura-Yano, ed. (2002). Encyclopedia of Japanese descendants in the Americas: an illustrated history of the Nikkei. Compiled by Brian Niiya, Michieo Kodama-Nishimoto, Eiichiro Azuma. Rowman Altamira. ISBN 978-0-7591-0149-4.
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