Adam Tompkins is an Associate Professor of History at Lakeland University Japan. He researches environmental histories in the United States and Japan; and dabbles a bit in video games studies. Social movements with environmental and social justice components are of particular interest to him. His book Ghostworkers and Greens: The Cooperative Campaigns of Farmworkers and Environmentalists for Pesticide Reform (2016) examined cross-movement collaborations in the United States. After moving to Tokyo, Tompkins shifted focus and began examining the U.S. military imprint in Japan, reversion of U.S. bases back to Japan, and land-use patterns in the Kanto Plain.