Visiting Assistant Professor
Roger Williams Hall, Room 208
Joanna Sturiano (Ph.D. in Japanese, Stanford University, 2014) offers courses on Japanese language, literature, film, and culture. Her research interests include modern and contemporary Japanese literature and culture, literary networks, translation, and modern Japanese women’s history. In her current book project, “Modern Japanese Women Writers in Network: Mapping an Early Showa Literary Community,” Sturiano traces the interrelated lives and works of five pioneering Japanese writers whose careers began in the midst of the late 1920s Japanese proletarian literature movement, and who charted new paths for women as intellectuals in Japanese society. Prior to arriving at Bates, she was a visiting assistant professor of Japanese and acting Japanese section head at Swarthmore College, and a postdoctoral fellow at the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University.