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Faculty Affiliates

JOSEPH HANKINS

Anthropology (Ph.D. Chicago 2009)

Joseph Hankins joined the Japanese Studies Program in 2009. Currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology, his research focuses on social movements of labor and identity, multiculturalism, neoliberalism, and stigma, with particular attention to the semiotics and materiality of circulation, publics, and processes of recognition.

Social Sciences Building (SSB) 295
858-534-2479
jdhankins@ucsd.edu


GERMAINE A. HOSTON

Political Science

Germaine A. Hoston, Political Science joined the Japanese Studies Program in 1992. She is Professor of Political Science and Adjunct Professor in the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies. Her most recent publication is The State, Identity, and the National Question in China and Japan (Princeton University Press, 1994). Professor Hoston is also a member of the Chinese Studies faculty.

Social Sciences Building (SSB) 376
858-489-0882
ghoston@ucsd.edu


WENDY MATSUMURA

History

Wendy Matsumura received her Ph.D. in History from New York University. She is currently working on two major research projects: the first on the unfolding of transnational labor struggles across Japan’s prewar sugar empire and the second on the emergence of the concept of surplus labor in Japanese social scientific discourse. She will teach undergraduate and graduate courses on the development of class antagonisms, gender oppression and racialized discourses in the Japanese empire.

Humanities and Social Sciences Building (HSS) 3040
858-534-2096
wmatsumura@ucsd.edu


DAISUKE MIYAO

Literature
Director, Japanese Studies Program

Daisuke Miyao, the Hajime Mori Chair in Japanese Language and Literature, joined the Japanese Studies Program of UC San Diego in 2014. He is a professor with the Department of Literature. His research focuses on film history and theory. Prof. Miyao has published The Aesthetics of Shadow: Lighting and Japanese Cinema (Duke University Press, 2013), Cinema is a Cat: Introduction to Cinema Studies (Heibonsha, 2011), Sessue Hayakawa: Silent Cinema and Transnational Stardom (Duke University Press, 2007). He is also edited The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Cinema (Oxford University Press, 2014) and co-edited Transnational Cinematography Studies (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017) with Lindsay Coleman and Roberto Schaefer, ASC.

Literature Building, MC 0410
858-534-3613
dmiyao@ucsd.edu


MEGUMI NAOI

Political Sciences

She is an Associate Professor of Political Science.

Social Sciences Building (SSB) 373
858-534-0027
mnaoi@ucsd.edu


ULRIKE SCHAEDE

GPS

Ulrike Schaede, GPS is a Professor of Japanese Business at GPS (the School of Global Policy and Strategy). Her major areas of research include corporate strategy and management, financial markets regulation, and innovation in Japan. In 2008, she published Choose and Focus: Japanese Business Strategies for the 21st Century. She currently works on profitable companies corporate restructuring, and system change in Japan. She is also the Director of JFIT, the Japan Forum of Innovation and Technology, a Japan center that bridges business and innovation interests in San Diego and Japan.

Robinson Building Complex (RBC) 1317
858-534-2357
uschaede@ucsd.edu


KUIYI SHEN

Visual Arts

Kuiyi Shen joined the Japanese Studies Program in 2019. Currently, Shen is a Professor of Asian Art History, Theory, and Criticism, Vice Chair and Director of Ph.D. Program at Visual Arts. He teaches a broad range of courses and topics from surveys on the arts of Japan, Japanese Buddhist art and architecture, Japanese painting and Ukiyo-e prints, and the arts of modern Japan.

Visual Arts Facility (VAF) 365
858-534-6104
kshen@ucsd.edu


STEFAN TANAKA

Communication

Stefan Tanaka, Communication joined the Japanese Studies faculty in 1994 and is a Professor for the Department of Communication.

MCC 244
858-534-3401
stanaka@ucsd.edu


YASU-HIKO TOHSAKU

GPS

Yasu Hiko Tohsaku, GPS Director, Japanese Language Program, joined the Japanese Studies Program in 1987 and is Professor of Pacific International Affairs for the School of Global Policy and Strategy. He wrote the the first communicative-oriented Japanese language textbooks published in the United States textbook, also used by the Japanese language program, Yookoso!: An Invitation to Contemporary Japanese and Yookoso!: Continuing with Contemporary Japanese.

Robinson Building Complex (RBC) 1309
858-534-2302
ytohsaku@ucsd.edu


CHRISTENA TURNER

Sociology

Christena Turner, Sociology Director, Japanese Studies, joined UCSD in 1987. Professor Turner is an associate professor with the Department of Sociology and an adjunct associate professor at the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies. Her areas of research and teaching include Chinese and Japanese Studies, culture, consciousness, labor relations and workplace cultures, everyday life, religion, and ethnography. She has published Japanese Workers in Protest: An Ethnography of Consciousness (University of California Press, 1995). 

Social Sciences Building (SSB) 486
858-534-0490
chturner@ucsd.edu


Emeritus

JOJI YUASA

Music

Joji Yuasa retired from UC San Diego in 1994 and is currently a Professor Emeritus in the Music Department. He has been actively engaged in a wide range of musical composition, including orchestral, choral and chamber music, music for theatre, and intermedia, electronic and computer music.