List of Fellows in 2015: The Americas

The Americas

State/Region Name Current Position Area of Research Project Title Affiliation in Japan
(※Not necessary for short-term fellowship)
Canada CAMPANA, Andrew Pasquale PhD Candidate, Harvard University Japanese Literature, Media Studies Poetry Across Media in 20th Century Japan Keio University
Canada KUNIMOTO, Thalia Namiko Athena Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University Modern and Contemporary Japanese Art Anxious Bodies: Gender and Nation in Postwar Japanese Art Sophia University
Canada LORRAIN, Marie-Josée Professor, University of Quebec in Montreal Organizational Communication with Specialization on Japan Improving Intra-Organizational Communication: A lesson from Japanese Organizational Communication Practices ※ Short-term
Canada PETERS, Aaron Emmanuel PhD Candidate, University of Toronto History A Complicated Alliance: Indo-Japanese Relations, 1915-1947 Doshisha University
Canada POLLERI, Maxime PhD Candidate, York University Japanese Culture/Society Nuclear Politics - A study of experience, expertise, and science in Fukushima, Japan Saitama University
Canada STEINBERG, Marc Aaron Associate Professor, Concordia University Japanese Media, Film, Animation, Transmedia, Media Industries, Digital Media Media Strategies Around Contents and Platforms in Japan The University of Tokyo
United States of America ADAL, Raja Abou Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati History The Age of the Typewriter: Writing, Aesthetics, and the Children of the Guttenberg Revolution The University of Tokyo
United States of America BOWMAN, Frederick Charles PhD Candidate, The Ohio State University Language and Linguistics Studies in Middle Japanese tense and aspect: focus on existential-verb derived constructions Osaka University
United States of America BOYD, David Gabriel PhD Candidate, Princeton University Literature Writing Community: Collective Literary Practices in Tokyo, 1907-1935 Waseda University
United States of America BURNS, Susan L Associate Professor, The University of Chicago History Nanayama Jundo at Work: A Village Doctor and Medical Knowledge in Early Nineteenth Century Japan ※ Short-term
United States of America CULVER, Annika Alexis Assistant Professor, Florida State University History For the Birds: An American Ornithologist's Interactions with Japanese Scientists and the Environment in US-Occupied Korea and Japan, 1946-1950 Waseda University
United States of America CURTIS, Paula Renee PhD Candidate, Historiographical Institute, The University of Tokyo History Forging Power: Metal Casters and Network Formation in Late Medieval Japan The University of Tokyo
United States of America CURTIS, Paula Renee PhD Candidate, Historiographical Institute, The University of Tokyo History Forging Power: Metal Casters and Network Formation in Late Medieval Japan The University of Tokyo
United States of America DRIAN, Jesse Lee PhD Candidate, University of Southern California Philosophy and Religion The Multiple Identities of the Itsukushima Deity: Networks in Temple Origin Tales Kyoto University
United States of America ESSELSTROM, Erik Warren Associate Professor, The University of Vermont History 'That Distant Country Next Door' - Popular Japanese Perceptions of Mao's China ※ Short-term
United States of America FRALEIGH, Matthew Patrick Associate Professor, Brandeis University Literature Talking About Sinitic Poetry: Shiwa in Early Modern and Modern Japan Kyoto University
United States of America FUKUOKA, Maki Lecturer, University of Leeds Art History Shaping Likeness: Practices and Concepts in Portrait Photography in Meiji Japan The University of Tokyo
United States of America GOTO, Miyabi PhD Candidate, Princeton University Literature When/Where Ideal Meets Real: Tracing Literary Debates in Meiji Twenties Japan The University of Tokyo
United States of America HAMES, Aaron Jeffery PhD Candidate, Washington University in St. Louis Anthropology and Archaeology Min-Iren: Caring for the Elderly through Solidarity International Christian University
United States of America HAN, Eric Ching-Ann College of William & Mary Associate Professor History Inukai Tsuyoshi and the End of Sino-Japanese Friendship The University of Tokyo
United States of America INOUE, Masamichi Associate Professor, University of Kentucky Anthropology and Archaeology Reclaiming Universalism: Japanese Culture as a Global Sanctuary ※ Short-term
United States of America KANEKO, Nana PhD Candidate, University of California, Riverside Music Performing Recovery: Music Making and Disaster Relief in Post-Tsunami Japan Miyagi University of Education
United States of America LAM, Heidi King Yu PhD Candidate, Yale University Anthropology and Archaeology Emergence through Tradition: Experiencing Festivals, Museums, and Historical Theme Parks in Post 3.11 Japan Waseda University
United States of America LOWY, Christopher James PhD Candidate, University of Washington Literature Radical Orthography and Contemporary Japanese Literature Meiji University
United States of America MILLER, Laura Ann Professor, University of Missouri-St. Louis Anthropology and Archaeology Himiko Boosterism in the Kansai Region ※ Short-term
United States of America NOVAK, David Edward Associate Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara Music The Politics of Festival: Sound, Music and Performance in post-3.11 Fukushima ※ Short-term
United States of America O'DWYER, Emer Sinead Assistant Professor, Oberlin College History Searching for Truth in Occupied Japan Keio University
United States of America QUICK, Michael Yoshiharu PhD Candidate, Duke University Philosophy and Religion Religion, Anti-Religion, and the Secular in Modern Japan Aichi Gakuin University
United States of America RICHARDSON, Kevin PhD Candidate, University of California, Los Angeles History Shakai Undoshi: Historical Practice and the Politics of Experience Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
United States of America SIVAK, Kristin Leigh PhD Candidate, University of Toronto Literature Domestic Servants in Japanese Literature Hokkaido University
United States of America STRAUSZ, Michael Henry Associate Professor, Texas Christian University Political Science/Economy Small Solutions to a Big Problem: Immigration Control and Japan's Population Crisis University of Tsukuba
United States of America TAO, Bo PhD Candidate, Yale University History Religion, Reform and Opportunism in Transwar Japan: Kagawa Toyohiko and the Shifting Showa State Hitotsubashi University
United States of America WARD, Max Matthew Assistant Professor, Middlebury College History Ideological Conversion and Thought Reform in Interwar Japan Waseda University
Brazil GREINER, Christine Professor, Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo Semiotics, Japanese Art and Culture, History of the Body Rethinking identities: Artistic Diasporas between Japan and the West ※ Short-term
Brazil KUNIGAMI, Andre Keiji PhD Candidate, Cornell University Film Studies, Japanese Film, Brazilian Film, Comparative Literature The Politics of Seeing and World Imagination in Japanese and Brazilian Modernist Film Meiji Gakuin University
Brazil SAKAGUCHI, Noemia Fumi PhD Candidate, University of São Paulo Language and Education Literacy for Brazilian Children in Japan: the Role of Culture and Education Aichi University of Education
Brazil TASHIRO PEREZ, Eliza Atsuko Professor, University of São Paulo Historiography of Japanese Linguistics, Missionary Linguistics Linguistic Studies of Japanese immigrants in Brazil - Ryoji Noda's Japanese and Portuguese description Kobe University
Colombia MARTINEZ RODRIGUEZ, Mauricio Lecturer, Columbia Engineering University Asian Studies Okinawa Performing Arts ※ Short-term

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