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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) 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.

Current CJS Affiliates

Alumni of U-M graduate and professional programs

  • 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
  • Aileen Gatten, PhD (PhD, Japanese Literature, University of Michigan)
  • Heidi Gottfried, PhD, MA (MA, Sociology, University of Michigan)
    Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology, Wayne State University
  • Glenn Hoetker, PhD, MS (MS, Economics, University of Michigan)
    Professor and Dean’s Council Distinguished Scholar, Department of Management, Arizona State University
  • 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
  • Atsushi Kinami, PhD, LLM (LLM, University of Michigan) Professor of Law, Kyoto University
  • 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
  • Yoshikuni Ono, PhD (MA and PhD, Political Science, University of Michigan) Professor of Political Science, Tohoku 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) Assistant Professor of Asian History, Otterbein University
  • Kendra Strand, PhD (MA and PhD, Japanese Literature, University of Michigan) Visiting Assistant Professor of Asian Studies, St. Olaf College
  • Alan Teo, MD, MS (MS, Health and Health Care Research, University of Michigan) Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, Oregon Health and Sciences University
  • Noriko Yamaguchi, PhD, MA (MA, CJS, University of Michigan) Lecturer, School of the Art Institute of Chicago 

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

  • 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
  • Monika Dix, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Japanese Language, Literature, and Culture, Saginaw Valley State University
  • Dennis Frost, PhD
    Wen Chao Chen Associate 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
    Assistant Professor of History, Michigan State University
  • Ann Sherif, PhD
    Professor of Japanese, Oberlin College
  • Deborah Solomon, PhD (PhD, History, University of Michigan)
    Assistant Professor of Asian History, Otterbein University
  • Noriko Sugimori, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Japanese Language, 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 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
  • David Leheny, PhD
    Henry Wendt III ’55 Professor of East Asian Studies, Princeton University
  • Kenneth McElwain, PhD
    Associate Professor, Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo
  • David Methe, PhD
    Professor of International Management, Kwansei Gakuin 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
  • Jonathan Zwicker, PhD
    Associate Professor of Japanese Literature, University of California, Berkeley