Alumni and Student Highlights

Alumni Highlights

Elizabeth Bleecker (MAIS Japan Studies 2011) is Japanese Kindle editor at Amazon in Seattle.

Brian Mayer (MAIS Japan Studies 2011) is now with KPMG in Tokyo in the Risk Assessment department.

Sam Timinsky (MAIS Japan Studies 2012) is currently studying at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Yokohama, Japan.

 Sachi Schmidt-Hori (PhD Japanese Language and Literature 2012) completed her PhD with a dissertation titled “Hyperfemininities, Hypermasculinities, and Hypersexualities in Classical Japanese Literature.” She is now an assistant professor of Japanese at Furman University in Greenville, SC.

Student Awards

Jyana Browne (MA Drama) was awarded a Blakemore Freeman Fellowship to study at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies this academic year.

 Brian Chu (MAIS Japan Studies) received a Japan Studies Graduate Book Prize.

Sarah Clayton (PhC Japanese) was awarded a scholarship from Nippon Zaidan and is studying at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies this academic year.

Henry S. Tatsumi Awards went to undergraduates Emily K. Ikeda, Megan C. Korling, and Abigail J. Severson.

Lu Gan (BA Japanese, Economics) was awarded the Scott Swaner Memorial Book Award.

Megan Korling (BA Asian Studies and Japanese) and Maggie Thorpe (BA Japanese and Communication) received Ayako Betty Murakami Scholarships.

Isaac Meyer (MAIS Japan Studies) received a Japan Studies Graduate Book Prize.

Nathan Stackpoole (MAIS Japan Studies) received the Richard and Christine Kitto Fellowship 2012–13, and also a Margaret C. Mykut Tuition Scholarship for graduate students 2012-13.

Cindi Textor (MA Japanese / Korean) was awarded the ASPAC-Estreline Prize for the best paper presented by a graduate student at the 2012 conference of Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast (ASPAC). She also won a Blakemore Freeman Fellowship to study at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies this academic year.

 Mark Vanderveen (MAIS Japan Studies) received a Japan Studies Graduate Book Prize.

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