Susan Burns

Professor
Department of History
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
The College
Director, Center for East Asian Studies

1126 E. 59th St.
Social Sciences 221
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-8934

Professor Burns focuses on 19th century Japanese history, specifically the period between the Tokugawa era and the end of the Meiji period, and also the role of Western medicine in the lives of Japanese women. For more information, visit Professor Burns's page at the University of Chicago's Department of History.


Michael Bourdaghs

Robert S. Ingersoll Professor
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
The College

1050 E 59th St
Wieboldt 301L
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 834-1710

Professor Bourdaghs focuses on Japanese literature and cultural history, including Japanese popular music. He also explores the connection between literature and politics through the lens of critical theory. For more information, visit Professor Bourdaghs's profile at the University of Chicago's Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations.


Michael Fisch

Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology
The College

5836 S Greenwood Ave
Haskell M136
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-2128

Professor Fisch's research focuses on the effects of technology, nature, and culture on Japanese society. He is currently developing a project that explores the emergence of what he identifies as “experimental ecologies” that work to contest, recast, and re-conceive disaster infrastructure design in post-3.11 Japan. For more information, visit his profile at the University of Chicago's Department of Anthropology.


Chelsea Foxwell

Associate Professor
Department of Art History
The College
Chair, CEAS Committee on Japanese Studies

5540 S Greenwood Ave
Cochrane-Woods Art Center 265
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-7946

Professor Foxwell is an art historian at the University of Chicago's Department of Art History whose work focuses on Japan’s artistic interactions with the rest of East Asia and beyond. Her scholarship ranges from the medieval through modern periods of Japanese art with special emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries. For more information, visit her page at the University of Chicago's Department of Art History.

 


Hoyt Long

Associate Professor
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

1050 E 59th St
Wieboldt 301C
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 834-1868

Professor Long's research and teaching interests include modern Japanese literature, regional and subnational literatures, publishing history, environmental history and criticism, media theory, and digital humanities. His first book, On Uneven Ground: Miyazawa Kenji and the Making of Place in Modern Japan (2011), examines the ways in which artistic and literary activity intersected with ideas about place and locality in Japan’s prewar period. He is currently working on a project that considers postal technologies of late 19th and early 20th century Japan as forms of “new media.” He is focusing on the ways these technologies impacted practices of writing—literary or otherwise—and how they may or may not have altered established patterns and ideas of social association and communication. For more information, visit his page at the University of Chicago's Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations.


Harumi Lory

Japanese Language Program Director
Senior Lecturer
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

1050 E 59th St
Wieboldt 301A
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 834-1796

Harumi Lory is a Senior Lecturer of Japanese language at the University of Chicago's Department of  East Asian Languages and Civilizations. She helped develop a searchable web-based teaching tool of kanji, Kanji alive and the “Sound on-line” project which provides students with audio files of the dialogues and exercises in textbooks.


Kazuo Yamaguchi

Ralph Lewis Professor
Department of Sociology

1155 E 60th St
NORC 249
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 256-6324

Professor Yamaguchi is interested in statistical models for social data and mathematical models for social phenomena, the life course, rational choice, exchange networks, stratification and mobility, demography for family and employment, and process of drug use progression. His current research focuses on models of exchange networks and women's occupational careers in Japanese society. For more information, see his profile at the University of Chicago's Department of Sociology.


Ayako Yoshimura

Japanese Studies Librarian

1100 E 57th St
Joseph Regenstein Library, Room 520B
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-8434