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Visiting Scholars

A number of visiting faculty and scholars have been affiliated with the Center for varying lengths of time. Some visitors are here for the entire academic year, while others may be on campus only for a few weeks. While not all such visitors are sponsored by the Center, all they take part in the Center's activities. For more information about becoming a CJS visitor, email

CJS's Current Visiting Scholars

Hajime Hasegawa

Dr. Hajime Hasegawa is CJS's 2023–24 Visiting Scholar. He is Professor of Media Studies at Meiji Gakuin University in Tokyo, and his fields are media theory and cultural sociology. He was our 2017–18 Visiting Scholar and, between his last and current visit, was an active CJS Affiliate.

Chihiro Tajima

Dr. Chihiro Tajima is CJS's 2023–25 Visiting Scholar. She is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Intercultural Studies at Gakushuin Women's College in Tokyo. Her research interests include intercultural/second-language communication, evaluation of study-abroad programs, and mixed-methods research. She is also an Associate Member of the U-M Mixed Methods Program.