Jan. 2001–Aug. 2006
Ph.D. student, Classical Japanese Literature and Visual Culture, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.
(Voluntary withdrawal August 2006)
Recipient of Tina and Morris Wagner Foundation Fellowship 2002–2003. Research focusing primarily on women’s literary and painting traditions of Japan’s medieval period.
M.A., Asian Studies, Classical Japanese Literature, University of British Columbia.
Recipient of Okamatsu Scholarship for Excellence in Japanese Studies, 1996-98. Thesis project examined reception of the 10th century Tale of the Bamboo Cutter in the Edo period including an annotated translation of the 19th-century commentary Taketori monogatari kai (1820) by Tanaka Ōhide.
Apr. 1994–Jan. 1995
Auditor, Japanese Art History, Department of Philosophy, Gakushūin University, Tokyo.
Participated in bi-weekly study groups, seminar trip, and audited “Feminism and Japanese Art” with the late Professor Chino Kaori.
Sept. 1993–Jun. 1994
Inter-University Center for Advanced Japanese Language Studies, Yokohama, Japan.
One-year intensive advanced Japanese language program organized by Stanford University and designed for graduate-level and professional/academic language training.
B.A., Swarthmore College, Asian Studies and French Literature, Swarthmore, PA.
Double-major with distinction in Asian Studies (concentration in Japanese classical literature and painting) and French literature. Senior thesis on a then unpublished Tale of Genji album by Tosa Mitsunobu at the Harvard University Museums.
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