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Daniele Lauro

September 4, 2014

Area of Study: Doctoral student in Japanese history and a Graduate Phillips Ambassador Prior degrees: I have a bachelor’s degree in comparative languages and literature from the University of Naples “L’Orientale” and a master’s degree in Asian studies from the … Read more

Barbara Ambros

November 11, 2013

Barbara Ambros teaches in the religious department at UNC-Chapel Hill. Her research area is Japanese religions, though she also teaches about religions of East Asia in general. She received her MA in Literature and Ph.D. in Religion from Harvard University. … Read more

Anne Allison

November 8, 2013

Anne Allison is a professor ofcultural anthropology at Duke University where she has conducted research and taught for 20 years. This year she is also acting director of Woman’s Studies. She has worked on Japan for over 30 years. She … Read more

Levi McLaughlin

November 6, 2013

Levi McLaughlin is assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at North Carolina Station University. He is most well know for his research on religion in modern and contemporary Japan. Levi received his B.A. in Japanese Studies … Read more

Cassie Etter-Wenzel

October 28, 2013

Cassie Etter-Wenzel is a 2013 graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill. She majored in History and International Relations with a minor in Asian Studies. This upcoming year she is teaching English in northwest Japan through the JET Program. Though she knew nothing … Read more