Asian Studies Center Japan Specialists
I studied Japanese Languages and Literature at the University of Pittsburgh and received my Bachelor’s degree in August of 2011. My particular interest lies in the translation of pop culture documents such as manga and light novels.
I am interested in issues of modernization, continuity and change in Meiji period Japanese art. I am currently working on projects that deal with the discourses about the nature of art in the late nineteenth century, and the impact that personal connections between Westerners and Japanese had on these discourses. I also am developing more interest in the representation of the supernatural in arts of the Edo and Meiji periods.