List of Fellows in 2014: The Americas

The Americas

State/Region Name Current Position Area of Research Project Title Affiliation in Japan
(※Not necessary for short-term fellowship)
Canada AALGAARD, Scott Wade PhD Candidate, The University of Chicago Japanese Literature and Music Marginal Borderlands: Tracing Critical Voices on Japan's Peripheral Frontiers Tokyo University of the Arts
Canada ALEXANDER, Jeffrey William Scott Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Parkside History Working for Johnny Walker: Prestige, Masculinity, and Whisky Advertising in Postwar Japan ※Short-term
Canada COATES, Kenneth Stephen Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation, University of Saskatchewan Rural Development, Science and Technology Policy Responding to the 21th Century: Economic Challenges and Opportunities in Rural Areas and Small Towns in Hokkaido Slavic and Eurasian Studies Research Centre, Hokkaido University
Canada LEGASSIE, Joel PhD Candidate, University of Victoria Japanese History Knowing the North Country: Orders of Information in Modern Hokkaido, Japan, 1869-1941 Date City Institute of Funkawan Culture
United States of America ABELE, Michael PhD Candidate, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign History Boundaries of Wealth and Status: The Kawata Community of Saraike Village Osaka University
United States of America BORN, Christopher Andrew PhD Candidate, Washington University in St. Louis Literature Translating the Self: Affect and After-effect in 19th C. Japan The University of Tokyo
United States of America DELANEY, Alyne Elizabeth Associate Professor, Aalborg University Anthropology and Archaeology Coping with Calamity: Cooperation, Adaptability and Policy Impacts on Coastal Livelihoods in post-3.11 Tohoku, Japan ※Short-term
United States of America EASON, David Anthony Assistant Professor, University at Albany, State University of New York History The Spread of Law Codes and Legal Consciousness in Late Medieval Japan The Historiographical Institute, The University of Tokyo
United States of America EFIRD, Rob Chair/Associate Professor, Seattle University Anthropology and Archaeology Japanese Nature Schools and China's Environmental Education ※Short-term
United States of America GORDON, Andrew David Professor, Harvard University History Making Sense of Japan's "Lost Decades" International Research Centre for Japanese Studies
United States of America GREGORY, Christopher James PhD Candidate, University of California, Berkeley Theatre and Dance Reconsidering the 1960s Little Theater Movement: An Embodied Performance History Waseda University
United States of America IEZZI, Julie Ann Professor, University of Hawai'i at Manoa Theatre and Dance From "Bare" to "Beautiful": An Illustrated Study of the Development of Scenes and Machines in Tokugawa Period Kabuki Ritsumeikan University
United States of America JOHNSON, Amy PhD Candidate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Anthropology and Archaeology Twitter & the Body Parodic: Global Circulation of a Speech Genre Keio University
United States of America KITAMURA, Hiroshi Associate Professor, College of William and Mary History Engaging the World: Transnational Japanese Cinema and the Politics of Globalization in Postwar Japan Nagoya University
United States of America LEE, Laura Assistant Professor, Florida State University Communications (Film and TV) "Modern" Film Style and the Development of Classical Japanese Cinema ※Short-term
United States of America LYONS, Adam PhD Candidate, Harvard University Philosophy and Religion Prison Chaplaincy in Japan from the Meiji Period to the Present Kokugakuin University
United States of America MACOMBER, Andrew PhD Candidate, Columbia University Philosophy and Religion Monks, Mugwort, and Materiality: Healing Technologies in Medieval Japanese Buddhism Nagoya University
United States of America MARRAN, Christine Louise Associate Professor, University of Minnesota Environmental Studies Biotopes: Critical Ecologies in Japanese Literature and Film Seikei University
United States of America MIZUNO, Hiromi Associate Professor, University of Minnesota History Fertilizing the Nation: Japan's Chemical Industry and Cold War Asia Kyoto University
United States of America NAKAMURA, Miri Assistant Professor, Wesleyan University Literature Maid Manifesto: Affective Labor and Female Domestic Workers in Modern Japan ※Short-term
United States of America PRYOR, Crystal Diana PhD Candidate, University of Washington Political Science/Economy A Strategic Global Player: Japan's Role in Multilateral Export Control Regimes The University of Tokyo
United States of America RIDGELY, Steven Clark Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison Literature The Art of Topology in Postwar Japan Waseda University
United States of America SHIMA, Kenneth Masaki PhD Candidate, University of California, Los Angeles Language and Linguistics The Making of the Modern Archive in Japan Nihon University
United States of America TAKEYAMA, Akiko Assistant Professor, The University of Kansas Anthropology and Archaeology Affect Economy of Human Trafficking: Vulnerability, Hope, and Risky Endeavor in Japan The University of Tokyo
United States of America TOMPKINS, Rebecca Carolyn PhD Candidate, Leiden University Environmental Studies Garbage Matters: Environmental Policy, Activism, and Waste Behavior in Japan Kobe University
United States of America WALSH, Sarah PhD Candidate, University of California, Los Angeles History Museums, Exhibitions, and the Construction of National Identities in Japan, 1980-1995 The University of Tokyo
United States of America XIE, Qiong PhD Candidate, Harvard University Literature "Innocent" Imperialism: Reading Japanese Imperialism in Manchukuo through Literary Writing Aichi University
Mexico GARCIA RODRIGUEZ, Amaury Alejandro Professor, Center for Asian and African Studies, The College of Mexico (COLMEX) Japanese Art History The circuits for production, distribution and consumption within Japanese art history: A historiographical reevaluation International Research Centre for Japanese Studies
Mexico ROMERO ORTIZ, Maria Elena Researcher, University of Colima International Relations Japanese civil society. How civil society organizations improve social capital ※Short-term
Argentina LERNER, Federico Manuel Director of the Thesis Workshop (MDAA -Master Program), University of Buenos Aires Architecture Design and Theory Current influences of Japanese Architecture in the West, particularly in Argentina, concerning the idea of the ephemeral Tokyo University of Science
Brazil DE SOUZA ARAGUSUKU, Juliano Akira PhD Candidate, University of Campinas International Relations Japan in the 21th Century: Political Options and International Role Sophia University

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