List of Fellows in 2018: The Americas

The Americas

Scholars/Researchers (Long-Term)
State/Region Name Current Position Area of Research Project Title Affiliation in Japan
(※Not necessary for short-term fellowship)
USA LIE, John Professor, University of California, Berkeley Sociology Stationary Society Japan The University of Tokyo
USA OSHIMA, Ken Tadashi Professor, University of Washington Architecture Rediscovering Japanese Urban Space The University of Tokyo
USA ROQUET, Paul Assistant Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cultural Studies Narrating AR/VR in Japan Tokyo University of the Arts
USA SEAMAN, Amanda Catherine Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Literature Patient Writes: Stories of Illness and Illness as Story in Modern Japan Sophia University
Mexico CABRERA TORRECILLA, Angelica Visiting Scholar, The College of Mexico Japanese Studies Worshipping Ancestors: A Comparative Approach between Okinawan Kyū Bon and Mexican Día de Muertos University of the Ryukyus
Uruguay SANTINI SALZANO, Tyana Assistant Professor, ORT University Urban History An Urban Environmental History of Kyoto's Waterways during Modernization (1868-1945) Kyoto University
Scholars/Researchers (Short-Term)
State/Region Name Current Position Area of Research Project Title Affiliation in Japan
(※Not necessary for short-term fellowship)
USA AZUMA, Eiichiro Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania History The Unknown History of a Tropical Colonial Nexus in the Imperial Pacific: The Rise of Commodity Crop Production in Japanese-Ruled Taiwan and the Influences of Hawai'i's Settler Colonialist Agriculture  
USA HYMANS, Jacques E. C. Associate Professor, University of Southern California Political Science / Economics The Political Economy of Geothermal Energy in Japan  
USA RAVINA, Mark Jason Professor, Emory University History A Search for Missing Monks: Demographic Data and anti-Buddhist Violence  
Doctoral Candidates
State/Region Name Current Position Area of Research Project Title Affiliation in Japan
(※Not necessary for short-term fellowship)
Canada KOMOVA, Ekaterina PhD Candidate, Columbia University Premodern Japanese Literature Affect and Emotional Communities in Genji monogatari and its Reception Waseda University
Canada TRICHILO, Joshua Gordon PhD Candidate, York University Japanese Literature and Philosophy Vibrating in Sympathy: Sound, Environment, and Media in Post-3.11 Art Collectives Waseda University
USA BOOKMAN, Mark PhD Candidate, University of Pennsylvania Cultural Studies 100 Years of Disability in Japan: Politics, Prosthetics, and the Popular Imagination The University of Tokyo
USA GABRIELSON, Carl Andrew PhD Candidate, University of California, Santa Barbara Anthropology, Archaeology Every Soldier an Ambassador?: Militarized Cultural Exchange and the U.S.-Japan Security Alliance Meio University
USA KELLER, Matthew Paul PhD Candidate, University of Southern California Japanese Religion and Literature The Appeal of the Fox: Inari shinko and Premodern Japan Yokohama City University
USA MOLINA, Christopher Hay PhD Candidate, University of Hawaii, Manoa Music Composing for Hogaku Instruments in Tokyo Senzoku Gakuen College of Music
USA NANAVATI, Abhishek PhD Candidate, Georgetown University History Homes, Hygiene, and Hydroponics: Co-Producing the “American Dream” Under Occupation in Japan, Okinawa, and South Korea, 1945-1972 Waseda University
USA PAN, Keyao PhD Candidate, University of Chicago History Claiming a Place in the "New" Japan: Human Rights and War Experience Activism in Postwar Japan Kanto Gakuin University
USA PITT, Jon PhD Candidate, University of California, Berkeley Literature A Self Among the Trees: Forestry and the Construction of Identity in Modern Japanese Literature and Film Waseda University
USA SIERCKS, Eric James PhD Candidate, University of California, Los Angeles Literature Scaling the Nation: Local Literary Production and National Literature 1946-1955 Waseda University
USA SPIVEY, Hudson Douglas PhD Candidate, University of California, Los Angeles Geography Cultures of Power: Energy Imaginaries and Nuclear Power in Postwar Japan Meiji Gakuin University
USA WARGULA, Carolyn Jane PhD Candidate, University of Pittsburgh Art History Embodying the Buddha: The Presence of Women in Japanese Buddhist Hair Embroideries, 1200-1700 International Research Center for Japanese Studies
USA YANG, Serena PhD Candidate, University of California, Davis Music "John Cage Shock" and Its Aftermath in Japan Kyoto City University of Arts
Brazil PORTO DA SILVA, Diogo Cesar PhD Candidate, Federal University of Minas Gerais Philosophy Kuki Shuzo's Philosophy of Literature or How Can We Read / Translate Japanese Philosophy Kyoto University

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