Faculty

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LAST NAME

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A - G

Sabrina C. Agarwal

Sabrina C. Agarwal Research Interests: Bioarchaeology, biological and evolutionary anthropology, osteology and osteoporosis, health and disease, paleopathology
Status: Affiliated Faculty

Mikiko Ashikari Soga

Stone pattern Research Interests: Contemporary Japanese culture and society
Status: Lecturer

Andrew Barshay

Andrew Barshay Research Interests: Modern Japanese intellectual and economic history
Status: Core Faculty

Mary Elizabeth Berry

Beth Berry Research Interests: Japan, Kyoto during the sengoku period, the Confucian family orientation
Status: Emerita

Mark Blum

Mark Blum Research Interests: Pure Land Buddhism throughout East Asia, with a focus on the Japanese medieval period; Japanese Buddhist reponses to modernism; Buddhist conceptions of death in China and Japan; historical consciousness in Buddhist thought; impact of the Nirvana Sutra (Mahāparinirvāṇa-sūtra) in East Asian Buddhism
Status: Core Faculty

Dana Buntrock

Dana Buntrock Research Interests: Architectural practice in Japan, construction industry
Status: Core Faculty

Robert Cole

Robert Cole Research Interests: Software and automotive industries; management of technology; Japanese organizations; quality; organizational learning, knowledge management; organizational transformation
Status: Emeritus

Nelson Graburn

Nelson Graburn Research Interests: Ethnic arts, tourism, heritage, museums; multiculturalism, Inuit, Circumpolar peoples, China, Japan
Status: Emeritus

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Junko Habu

Junko Habu Research Interests: Archaeology and anthropology of hunter-gatherers and small-scale societies; human-environmental dynamics; sedentism; landscape archaeology; sociopolitics of archaeology; climate change; local and global environmental issues; Japan, East Asia and the North Pacific Rim.
Status: Core Faculty, Chair

Yoko Hasegawa

Yoko Hasegawa Research Interests: Japanese linguistics
Status: Core Faculty

Lisa Hirai Tsuchitani

Lisa Hirai Tsuchitani Research Interests: Japanese American history; API educational issues
Status: Lecturer

Susan Holloway

Susan Holloway Research Interests: Families and schooling within the United States and Japan; Social and emotional development
Status: Emerita

H. Mack Horton

H. Mack Horton Research Interests: Premodern Japanese language and literature; classical poetry and diary literature, focusing on issues of performativity, cultural context, and poetics
Status: Core Faculty

Kayoko Imagawa

Kayoko Imagawa Research Interests: Effective uses of technology in the classroom, Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL).
Status: Lecturer

Yuichiro Kamada

Yuichiro Kamada Research Interests: Revision games; solution concepts for games; search; social networks; market design; communication; political economy; marketing
Status: Affiliated Faculty

Philip Kan Gotanda

Philip Kan Gotanda Research Interests: Playwriting, Asian and Asian American storytelling
Status: Affiliated Faculty

Yasuko Konno-Baker

Yasuko Konno Baker Research Interests: Effective use of the Internet for teachers, reading activities for advanced students
Status: Lecturer

Grace Lavery

Grace Lavery Research Interests: Critical theory; gender & sexuality studies; Pacific; 19th-century British; cultural studies
Status: Affiliated Faculty

Andrew Way Leong

Andrew Leong Research Interests: 19th-century American; 20th- and 21st-century American; Asian American; Pacific; critical theory; cultural studies; gender & sexuality studies; narrative & the novel; poetry; film
Status: Core Faculty

Gregory Levine

Gregory Levine Research Interests: Art and architecture of Japan and Buddhist visual cultures
Status: Core Faculty

John Lie

John Lie Research Interests: Social theory, political economy, East Asia
Status: Core Faculty

James Lincoln

James Lincoln Research Interests: International business and management, particularly Japanese management; corporate governance, organizational networks, organizational theory and research methods; human resource management and industrial relations
Status: Emeritus

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Jonathan Marshall

Jonathan Marshall Research Interests: Jurisprudence and social policy program
Status: Affiliated Faculty

Susan Matisoff

Susan Matisoff Research Interests: Noh drama; sekkyô-bushi 
Status: Emerita

Jon Metzler

Jon Metzler Research Interests: Tech, telecom and media strategy; clusters; sharing economies and aging economies; cybersecurity; models for corporate innovation; Japan
Status: Lecturer

Yuriko Miyamoto-Caltabiano

Yuriko Miyamoto-Caltabiano Research Interests: Language and identity, multiculturalism in Japan
Status: Lecturer

Hitoshi Murayama

Hitoshi Murayama Research Interests: Particle physics
Status: Core Faculty

Karen Nakamura

Karen Nakamura Research Interests: Cultural anthropology; Disability Studies; LGBT movements; minority social movements and identity politics; visual anthropology and ethnographic filmmaking, Japan
Status: Core Faculty

Dan O'Neill

Dan O'Neill Research Interests: Meiji print culture and literature; Taishô aesthetics; postwar intellectual history and popular culture; the novel in comparative perspective; global modernisms; critical theory (particularly in relation to affect and aesthetics)
Status: Core Faculty

T.J. Pempel

TJ Pempel Research Interests: Contemporary Japan, Asian regionalism, comparative politics, political economy
Status: Emeritus

Hayato Saito

Hayato Saito Research Interests: The use of metaphor in Japanese political cartoons
Status: Lecturer

Miryam Sas

Miryam Sas Research Interests: Japanese futurism; intermedia art; experimental animation; pink film; cross-cultural performance; butoh dance.  
Status: Core Faculty

Robert Sharf

Robert Sharf Research Interests: Chinese Buddhism (especially Chan); Japanese Buddhism; Buddhist art; ritual studies; methodological issues in the study of religion
Status: Core Faculty

Chika Shibahara

Chika Shibahara Research Interests: Translating and writing, advanced Japanese
Status: Lecturer

Zenichi Shishido

Zenichi Shishido Research Interests: Japanese and comparative corporate governance
Status: Affiliated Faculty

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Kyoko Takahara-Ahn

Kyoko Takahara-Ahn Research Interests: Japanese pedagogy and the learner-centered approach to language teaching
Status: Lecturer

Maki Takata

Maki Takata Research Interests: Teaching Japanese as a second language
Status: Lecturer

Alan Tansman

Alan Tansman Research Interests:  Modern Japanese literature and culture; Japanese cultural criticism; popular culture; film; Area Studies; the sublime in Japanese literature
Status: Core Faculty 

Yukiko Tsuchiya

Yukiko Tsuchiya Research Interests: Student motivation for foreign language acquisition and metaphor analysis
Status: Lecturer

Ken Ueno

Ken Ueno Research Interests: Extended Vocal Techniques, Non-Western Instruments, Microtonality
Status: Core Faculty

Steven Vogel

Steven Vogel Research Interests: Japan, comparative and international political economy
Status: Core Faculty

Bonnie Wade

Bonnie Wade Research Interests: South and East Asia, ethnomusicology
Status: Emerita

Keiko Yamanaka

Keiko Yamanaka Research Interests: Gender & generation; transnational migration in Asia
Status: Lecturer

Jonathan Zwicker

Jonathan Zwicker Research Interests: Literature and cultural history of early-modern and modern Japan
Status: Core Faculty

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