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Ph.D. in film, University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.A. in film, University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.A. in Japanese Studies, Nagoya University
B.A. in philosophy, Chuo University
Film history, film theory, audience and citizenship, celebrity studies, transnational culture and society, transmedia
Classes Taught in JACS Program
Spring Odd Years
"Classical Film Theory"
Fall Odd Years
"Japanese Cinema After 1945"
Spring Even Years
"Contemporary Film Theory"
Fall Even Years
"Japanese Cinema Before 1945"
Associate Scholar, Harvard-Yenching Institute, 2022
Visiting Professor, University of Warwick, 2014
Visiting Scholar, Harvard-Yenching Institute, 2006-2007
Making Audiences: A Social History of Japanese Cinema and Media. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2022.
Making Personas: Transnational Film Stardom in Modern Japan. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Asian Center, 2013.
(Co-editor) The Japanese Cinema Book. London: British Film Institute, forthcoming.
"Implicating Readers: Tezuka's Early Seinen Manga." Mechademia Vol. 10, 2013.
"Movie Advertisements and the Formation of a New Visual Environment in Interwar Japan." Japan Forum Vol. 23, Issue 1 (2011): 67-98.
"Visual Historiography in Japanese Photographic Collections of the Postwar Era." Review of Japanese Culture and Society no. XXI (December 2009): 51-70.
(Editor of translation) Thomas Lamarre. The Anime Machine: A Media Theory of Animation. Nagoya: University of Nagoya Press, 2013.
(Chief-translator) David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson. Film Art: An Introduction, 7th edition. Nagoya: University of Nagoya Press, 2007.
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