(Last updated : 2024-05-13 14:54:40)
   Department   Aoyama Gakuin University  Department of English, College of Literature
   Position   Professor
■ Specialization and related fields
English literature and literature in the English language 
■ Belonging society
1. 2005~ Modern Language Association(MLA)
2. 2006/09~ Toni Morrison Society
■ Official position and committee in Univ.
1. 2024/04/01~2026/03/31 Aoyama Gakuin University Chair
■ Research topic, funded research, and department laboratory expense
1. 2022/04~2024/03  "More-Than-Human” Imagination and Narrative: Preliminary Research Towards Environmental Humanities at AGU  (Key Word : )
2. 2024/04~2027/03  Digital archiving and verification of musical activities of the "Tsugawa Chikazu Collection" at Aoyama Gakuin.  (Key Word : )
■ Activity in society
1. 2023/05 African American Women and Literature Link
■ Book and thesis
1. Article (Re-)Imagining Jade Childs in Tar Baby: "Village Literature," Unpublished Screenplays, and Voices of the Post-Soul Generation Black Studies pp.43-52 (Single) 2019/03
2. Article Tha Pain and Creativity in the Diaspora: Toni Morrison's "Foreigner's Home."  pp.81-84 (Single) 2008/03
3. Other Translation Series of Black Feminist Texts (1): Frances Beale, “Double Jeopardy: To Be Black and Female” (1970).  pp.171-181 (Single) 2024/03
4. Other African American Women and Literature  pp.66-73 (Single) 2023/03 Link
5. Other Workshop Report for the 61st General Meeting of the American Literature Society of Japan. Black Studies pp.89-97 (Collaboration) 2023/03
■ Lecturer and lecture
1. 2017/03/03 “Of Futurity, Then and Now: Re-Reading Toni Morrison’s Tar Baby (1981)” (University of California, Irvine, USA)
2. 2006/11/29 "It Was Coincidence but Not Coincidence: A Japanese Reading of African American Women Writers" (The Carl Fields Center at Princeton University) Link
■ Academic conference presentation
1. 2022/04/16 ”’More than Human’ and African American Literature" Link
2. 2015/09/25 “It Was a Coincidence but Not Coincidence: My Thirty Years of Studying and Teaching African American Literature in Japan.” On panel of “We Who Are Japanese African Americanists: Intellectual Autobiographies of Japan Black Studies Association (JBSA) Members.” (The 100th Annual ASALH Meeting and Conference)