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Affiliates

The CJS Affiliate Program is open to U-M Alumni who are substantially engaged in research and/or teaching on Japan or have an interest in Japanese studies, to scholars at other institutions in the surrounding region (Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois*) who are engaged in research and/or teaching on Japan, and to former U-M faculty, visiting instructional faculty, visiting scholars, and postdoctoral fellows who are nominated by CJS Members.

First launched as a pilot program in 2012, the CJS Affiliates Program expands and further develops a locally-based, interdisciplinary community of intellectuals connected by a common interest in Japanese studies. To learn more about the program, please visit the CJS Affiliate Program page.  

* Illinois has been recently added to this regional program on the condition that applicants must be nominated by CJS Members.

Current CJS Affiliates

Alumni of U-M graduate and professional programs

  • Aozora Brockman, MFA (MFA, Helen Zell Writers’ Program, University of Michigan)
    Zell Postgraduate Fellow, University of Michigan
  • Thomas Burkman, PhD (MA, CJS, and PhD, History, University of Michigan)
    Research Professor Emeritus of Asian Studies, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
  • Emily Canosa, MA (MA, CJS, University of Michigan)
    Outreach Coordinator, CJS, University of Michigan; Assistant Director, Sustainable Living Experience, LSA, University of Michigan
  • Charles D. Crabtree, PhD, (PhD, Political Science, University of Michigan)
    Assistant Professor, Deptartment of Government, Dartmouth College
  • Paula Curtis, PhD (PhD, History, University of Michigan)
    Postdoctoral Research Associate and Lecturer in History, Council on East Asian Studies, Yale University
  • Aileen Gatten, PhD (PhD, Japanese Literature, University of Michigan)
    Independent Scholar
  • Heidi Gottfried, PhD, MA (MA, Sociology, University of Michigan)
    Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology, Wayne State University
  • Kevin Gouge, PhD (PhD, History, University of Michigan)
    Upper School Teacher, Dwight School Seoul
  • Glenn Hoetker, PhD (MS, Economics, and PhD, Business Administration, University of Michigan)
    Professor in Business Strategy, Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne
  • Benjamin Hiramatsu Ireland, PhD (PhD, Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Michigan)
    Assistant Professor of French and Affiliate Faculty in Asian Studies, Comparative Race & Ethnicity Studies, and Women & Gender Studies, Texas Christian University
  • Akiko Kamimura, PhD (PhD, Public Health, University of Michigan)
    Associate Professor of Sociology and Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Health, University of Utah
  • Takuya Kanamori, MEng, MPP (MPP, University of Michigan)
    Central Japan Railway Company, Japan
  • Jieun Kim, PhD (PhD, Anthropology, University of Michigan)
    Lecturer in Japanese Studies, University of Leeds, U.K.
  • Atsushi Kinami, PhD, LLM (LLM, University of Michigan)
    Professor Emeritus of Law, Kyoto University; Research Officer/Professor by Courtesy at Kyoto University Admissions Center
  • Gabriele Koch, PhD (MA and PhD, Anthropology, University of Michigan)
    Assistant Professor of Social Sciences (Anthropology), Yale-NUS College
  • Mika Koizumi, MPP (MPP, University of Michigan)
    Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan
  • William Londo, PhD (PhD, History, University of Michigan)
    Special Lecturer, Department of History, Oakland University
  • Hiroaki Matsusaka, MA, PhD (MA and PhD, History, University of Michigan)
    Lecturer, Department of Information Technology and Social Sciences, Osaka University of Economics
  • Takuro Miyazaki, MPH, MA (MPH, University of Michigan)
    GCare Co., Ltd., Japan
  • Yoshikuni Ono, PhD (MA and PhD, Political Science, University of Michigan)
    Professor, Faculty of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University
  • Hiroe Saruya, PhD (PhD, Sociology, University of Michigan)
    Associate Professor, Sophia University
  • Ann Sherif, PhD (MA, Asian Languages and Cultures, and PhD, Japanese Literature, University of Michigan)
    Professor of Japanese, Oberlin College
  • Deborah Solomon, PhD (PhD, History, University of Michigan)
    Associate Professor of Asian History, Otterbein University
  • Kendra Strand, PhD (MA and PhD, Japanese Literature, University of Michigan)
    Assistant Professor of Japanese, University of Iowa
  • Alan Teo, MD, MS (MS, Health and Health Care Research, University of Michigan)
    Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Oregon Health and Sciences University
  • Shuji Tsuda, MD, PhD, MPH (MPH, University of Michigan)
    Researcher, Health Care Science Institute and Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, Tokyo
  • Masako Watanabe, JD, MPP (MPP, University of Michigan)
    Ministry of Justice, Japan
  • Noriko Yamaguchi, PhD, MA (MA, CJS, University of Michigan)
    Croft Visiting Assistant Professor of East Asian History, Croft Institute for International Studies
  • Yusuke Yoshihama, MPP (MPP, University of Michigan)
    Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan  

Japan scholars in the region (Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois)

  • Jeffrey Angles, PhD
    Professor of Japanese Literature, Language, and Translation, Western Michigan University
  • Jorgelina Corbatta, PhD
    Professor, Dept. of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, Wayne State University
  • Michelle Damian, PhD
    Assistant Professor, History, Monmouth College
  • Monika Dix, PhD
    Professor of Modern Foreign Languages, Saginaw Valley State University
  • Dennis Frost, PhD
    Wen Chao Chen Professor of East Asian Studies, Kalamazoo College
  • Heidi Gottfried, PhD, MA (MA, Sociology, University of Michigan)
    Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology, Wayne State University
  • Terrence Jackson, PhD
    Professor of History, Adrian College
  • Sidney X. Lu, PhD
    Associate Professor of History, Michigan State University
  • Ann Sherif, PhD
    Professor of Japanese, Oberlin College
  • Deborah Solomon, PhD (PhD, History, University of Michigan)
    Associate Professor of Asian History, Otterbein University
  • Noriko Sugimori, PhD
    Associate Professor of Japanese Language, Kalamazoo College
  • Tyler Walker, PhD
    Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese, Kalamazoo College
  • Jonathan Weinberg, JD
    Professor of Law, Wayne State University
  • John Timothy Wixted, PhD
    Emeritus Professor of Chinese and Japanese Languages and Literatures, Arizona State University
    Visiting Scholar, University of Notre Dame
    Associate, Center for Chinese Studies, University of Michigan

Former U-M faculty, visiting instructional faculty, visiting scholars and postdoctoral fellows

  • Mariko Anno, PhD
    Associate Professor of Institute for Liberal Arts,  Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • Andre Deckrow, PhD
    Postdoctoral Associate, Heritage Studies and Public History Program, Department of History, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
  • Mariko Fujita, PhD
    Lecturer, Keio University
    Teacher, Keio Shonan Fujisawa Junior & Senior High School 
  • Ofra Goldstein-Gidoni, PhD
    Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology and East Asian Studies, Tel Aviv University
  • Takeshi Hamano, PhD
    Associate Professor (Sociology), School of Human Relations, Faculty of Humanities, The University of Kitakyushu
  • Hajime Hasegawa, PhD
    Professor of Media Studies, Meiji Gakuin University
  • Mariko Kunimi, LLM, JD
    Associate Professor of Law and Accounting, Den-En Chofu University
  • David Leheny, PhD
    Professor, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University
  • Kenneth McElwain, PhD
    Professor, Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo
  • David Methe, PhD
    Professor of International Management, Kwansei Gakuin University
  • Yuta Mori, MA
    Coordinator of Japanese Language Program for BA in International Studies and Lecturer, Institute of Area Studies, Leiden University
  • Katsumi Nakao, PhD
    Professor, Faculty of Liberal Arts, J.F. Oberlin University
  • Mariko Okada, PhD
    Associate Professor, Faculty of Humanities, J.F. Oberlin University
  • Tomoyuki Sasaki, PhD
    Associate Professor of Japanese Studies, William & Mary
  • Satsuki Takahashi, PhD
    Associate Professor of Environmental Anthropology, Hosei University
  • Kiyoteru Tsutsui, PhD
    Professor of Sociology, Senior Fellow Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Henri H. and Tomoye Takahashi Professor and Senior Fellow in Japanese Studies at Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC), Director of Japan Program at APARC, Stanford University
  • Jonathan Zwicker, PhD
    Associate Professor of Japanese Literature, University of California, Berkeley