Miriam Wattles, Associate Professor of History of Art and Architecture
Julianne P. Gavino is a doctoral student in the Department of History of Art and Architecture. Her research interests include Post-WWII American Art, Public Art and Public Spaces, and Asian American visual culture.
Noriko Day is a graduate student in Asian Languages and Cultures. Her research interests lie in spatial representations of Hokkaido in modern Japanese literature and visual culture and how they have been affected by historical events.
Gabriel Ritter, Department of Art History specializing in modern/contemporary Japanese Art. Research interests include global modernism, Japanese Surrealism, as well as nonsense, humor, and everyday life in contemporary Japan.
Ayano Ginoza, Lecturer in Japanese film and literature (2011-2012).
Paul Cheng is a Ph.D candidate in English. His areas of study include Asian American literature and film and his dissertation will explore the phenomenon of a “Transpacific Action Cinema,” tracing the movements of capital, populations, ideas and culture across the Pacific Rim and its complex relationship with visual culture.
Anne Chang, MA candidate. Interests: in Chinese Literature and Japanese popular culture.
Birgit Geipel, Ph. D. Candidate in Comparative Literature. Interests: in German and Korean Literatures of participation and division, theories of migration, biopolitics, cosmopolitanism, East Asian Movement.
Jae Hyung Ahn, Ph.D. Candidate, English Department. Interests: American literature, Japanese literature.
Regina Yung Lee (email@example.com) works in English, French, Mandarin,
Science Studies, and Feminist Theory.
William Bridges, Assistant Professor, in East Asian Language and Literatures
Susan B. Klein, Associate Professor of Japanese Literature and Culture, East Asian Language and Literature
Margherita Long, Associate Professor of East Asian Language and Literatures, UC Irvine
Ben Aaron, Visual Studies, researching the painter Kazuki Yazuo (1911-1974)
Vanessa Baker, Japanese and Korean literature
Hyonhui Choe is writing a dissertation on Korean literary criticism during the colonial period.
Matthew Chudnow, classical Japanese theater, especially noh
Kim Icreverci is is a graduate student in the Department of Comparative Literature. Her research focuses on Japanese body genre cinema with particular interests in erotics (after Audre Lorde), affect, and the politics and experience of spectatorship.
Christina Spiker, Visual Studies. Christina Spiker’s current work focuses on Meiji-period photography.
Toshio Watanabe, Director, Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation (TrAIN), University of the Arts London
Jane Correia, UCR (Comparative Literature), 2011. Her research interests include the socio-political situations in France and Japan in the second half of the 19th century as well as post WWII.
Rosemary Candelario, UCLA (World Arts and Cultures), with interests in the globalization of butoh and the choreography of Eiko and Koma. Now Assistant Professor at Texas Woman’s University, Dept. of Dance.
Timothy Unverzagt Goddard, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, focuses on Japanese, Chinese, and Korean literature, thought, and Buddhism.
Nobuko Anan, UCLA (Department of Theater and Performance Studies). She is working on contemporary Japanese women’s performance from the perspectives of gender/sexuality studies and pop culture studies. Now Lecturer in Japanese Studies, Birkbeck, University of London, Dept. of Media and Cultural Studies.
Franz Prichard, UCLA (Asian Languages and Cultures), working on practices of critical urbanism and cultural politics. Dissertation: “Ruined Maps: The Urban Revolution in Japanese Fiction, Documentary, and Photography of the 1960s and 1970s,” 2011. As of Fall 2013, Prichard is Assistant Professor of Japanese at the Department of Languages and Culture Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Yuka Kanno UCI received her Ph.D. from the Visual Studies Department. Her research interests include queer film criticism, feminist theory,discourses on the actress, and Japanese queer visual culture.
Noritaka Minami, UCI. Studio Art. Noritaka Minami is photographing and researching the current state of Metabolist monuments of the 1970s. He is currently working as an artist in Los Angeles applying the medium of photography as a means of investigating history and memory associated with sites.
Jordan A. Yamaji Smith, UCLA (Comparative Literature). Research interests include contemporary Japanese literature in transnational context, cross-exoticism, translation/interpretation, Japanese comedy/humor, kimono, hip hop studies. Authors of special interest include Oe Kenzaburo, Kirino Natsuo, Suzuki Takayuki, and Takahashi Genichiro. Now Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature, Cal State Long Beach.
Namiko Kunimoto, UCB, received her Ph. D in modern and contemporary Japanese art history. Her dissertation focuses on Tanaka Atsuko and Shiraga Kazuo, both members of the Gutai Art Association. Now Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University, Art History Department.
Ken Yoshida, UCI (Visual Studies), completed his dissertation, “Between Matter and Ecology: Art in Postwar Japan and the Question of Totality (1954–1975)” in 2011. Now Assistant Professor and JAG member, Global Arts Studies Program, UC Merced.
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