Michael Emmerich

Position

Associate Professor

Specialization

Ph.D. (Columbia University)

Japanese Literature

After receiving his Ph.D., he received a postdoctoral fellowship at Princeton University’s Society of Fellows, from 2008-2009. Later he became Assistant Professor of the University of California Santa Barbara and is currently Assistant Professor of the University of California Los Angeles.

Ryuichi Kodama

Position

Professor

Specialization

M.A. (Waseda University)

Theater studies, History of performing arts

After receiving his M.A., he became Associate Professor of Japan Women’s University in 2004, Professor at Waseda University’s Faculty of Letters, Artsand Sciences in 2012, and then Associate Director of the Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum in 2013.

Kimiko Kōno

Position

Professor

Specialization

Ph.D. (Waseda University)

Ancient Chinese books in Japan

After receiving her Ph.D., she became Assistant Professor of Waseda University’s Faculty of Letters, Arts and Sciences in 2004, where she was promoted to Associate Professor in 2008 before assuming her current position of Professor in 2012.

Hidenori Jinno

Position

Professor

Specialization

Ph.D. (Waseda University)

Heian literature

After receiving his Ph.D, he became Assistant Professor of Waseda University’s Faculty of Letters, Arts and Sciences in 2002, where he was promoted to Associate Professor in 2007 before assuming his current position of Professor in 2009.

David Barnett Lurie

Position

Associate Professor

Specialization

Ph.D. (Columbia University)

Japanese Literature

After receiving his Ph.D., he became Assistant Professor of Columbia University in 2002, where he was promoted to Associate Professor in 2009. He is member of the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.

Richi Sakakibara

Position

Professor

Specialization

Ph.D. (University of Michigan)

Modern Japanese Literature

While finishing her Ph.D., she became a Professor of Shinshu University in 1998 and later moved to Waseda University in 2002. She became Professor of the School of International Liberal Studies in 2013.

Satoko Shimazaki

Position

Visiting Associate Professor

Specialization

Ph.D. (Columbia University)

Japanese theater and literature

After receiving her Ph.D., she became Assistant Professor of University of Colorado at Boulder in 2009 and later moved to the University of Southern California in 2012, where she was promoted to Associate Professor in 2016. In 2019, she became Associate Professor at the University of California Los Angeles.

Hirokazu Toeda

Position

Professor

Specialization

Ph.D. (Waseda University)

Modern Japanese literature and culture

After receiving his Ph.D., he became Assistant Professor of Otsuma Women’s University in 1993 and then Associate Professor of Waseda University’s School of Humanities in 1998. He was Visiting Professor at UCLA in 2015 and Visiting Researcher at Columbia University in 2015-16.

 

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Shiho Takai

Position

Assistant Professor

Specialization

Ph.D. (Columbia University)

Classical Japanese Literature, Early Modern Japanese Theater

After receiving her Ph.D., she served as Adjunct Assistant Professor at Vassar College from 2014 to 2015, and as Assistant Professor at the University of Florida from 2015 to 2017. She joined Waseda University in 2017.

 

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Hitomi Yoshio

Position

Associate Professor

Specialization

Ph.D. (Columbia University)

Modern Japanese Literature, Gender Studies, Translation

After receiving her Ph.D., she served as Assistant Professor at Florida International University from 2012 to 2016. She also holds an M.A. in English literature from the University of Tokyo. She joined Waseda University in 2016.

 

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Pau Pitarch-Fernandez

Position

Associate Professor

Specialization

Ph.D. (Columbia University)

Modern Japanese Literature, Media

After receiving his Ph.D., he served as Assistant Professor at Queens College, City University of New York, from 2015 to 2017. He joined Waseda University in 2017.

 

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Kristopher Reeves

Position

Assistant Professor

Specialization

Ph.D. (Columbia University)

Premodern Sino-Japanese studies

While finishing his Ph.D., he worked as an Assistant Professor of Japanese Literature at the National Institute of Japanese Literature (NIJL) in Tokyo from 2016-2018. He joined Waseda University in 2018.

 

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Kaori Shiono

Position

Associate Professor

Specialization

Ph.D. (Waseda University)

Modern Japanese literature

While finishing her Ph.D., she was a JSPS research fellow (DC2) and then became an Assistant Professor of Waseda University’s School of Humanities in 2015. She is an Associate Professor in Waseda University’s Faculty of Letters, Arts and Sciences since 2019.