A workshop organized by Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture
Project Unit “3/11 as Crisis and Opportunity

Teaching 3.11:
Issues, Materials, Pedagogy and Research

June 29, 2012 (Friday)
Sophia University, Yotsuya Campus Library Building, level 9, room 921

Bios of workshop participants 1
(Go to bios page 2

(in alphabetical order)

Daniel P. Aldrich
Daniel P. Aldrich is associate professor of political science at Purdue University, an American Association for the Advancement of Science fellow at USAID during 2011-2012, and a Fulbright research fellow at the University of Tokyo (2012-2013). He is the author of the books "Site Fights" (Cornell University Press, 2008 and 2010) and "Building Resilience" (University of Chicago Press, coming out in August 2012) along with more than 70 articles, book chapters, reviews, and OpEds. You can follow him at DanielPAldrich on Twitter or through his website at http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~daldrich/

Theodore Bestor (http://www.jdarchive.org/)
Theodore Bestor is a specialist on contemporary Japanese society and culture, focusing much of his research on Tokyo. He has written widely on urban culture and history, markets and economic organization, food culture, the fishing industry, and popular culture. Professor Bestor’s most recent book, Tsukiji: The Fish Market at the Center of the World (University of California Press, 2004), is based on research he has being carrying out since 1991 at Tokyo's vast Tsukiji wholesale market, the world's largest marketplace for seafood and the center of Japan's sushi trade. The book is an ethnography of market life, and examines Tsukiji both historically and contemporarily as a case study in the interaction between cultural patterns and institutional structures that frame complex economic organization. He also researches the development of Japanese food culture broadly, and he is working on a book tentatively entitled Global Sushi that will look at globalization via the interaction of the fishing industry and culinary fashions. He is also the author of Neighborhood Tokyo (Stanford University Press, 1989), and the co-editor (with Patricia G. Steinhoff and Victoria Lyon Bestor) of Doing Fieldwork in Japan (University of Hawai’i Press, 2003).

Edward Fowler
Edward Fowler teaches courses on Japan at UC Irvine. The author of The Rhetoric of Confession: Shishosetsu in Twentieth-Century Japanese Fiction and San'ya Blues: Laboring Life in Contemporary Tokyo, he has published numerous articles on Japanese literature, film, and society, as well as several translations from the Japanese.

Andrew Gordon (http://www.jdarchive.org/)
Andrew Gordonis the Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History at Harvard University. His teaching and research focus primarily on modern Japan. He has also taught Japan’s premodern history and courses on comparative history of labor. He has written, edited, or translated numerous books and has published articles in journals in the United States, Japan, Great Britain, France, and Germany. His most recent publication is Fabricating Consumers: The Sewing Machine in Modern Japan (University of California Press, 2011), on the emergence of the modern consumer in Japan, using the sewing machine as window on that story. Some of his other publications include The Evolution of Labor Relations in Japan: Heavy Industry, 1853-1955 , Labor and Imperial Democracy in Prewar Japan, The Wages of Affluence: Labor and Management in Postwar Japan, A Modern History of Japan and The Unknown Story of Matsuzaka’s Major League Revolution. Gordon has served as chair of the Harvard History Department (2004-07) and director of the Reischauer Institute for Japanese Studies (1998-04). He has been a member of the Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies (1994-97) and the Joint Committee on Japanese Studies of the Social Science Research Council and the American Council of Learned Societies (1994-1996).

Junko Habu
Junko Habu teaches archaeology at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses on human-environmental interaction, human rights, and the long-term sustainability of human cultures and societies. Her research project in Japan uses archaeological data to investigate the mechanisms of long-term culture change among prehistoric Jomon hunter-gatherers of Japan (ca. 14,000-500 BC). Factors examined in this study include food and subsistence diversity, mobility of people, goods and information, social inequality, population, and climate change. In April 2012, she organized a symposium on 3.11 and Fukushima at Berkeley. Information about as well as videos from the event can be found at the following links:

Hasegawa Koichi Dr. Hasegawa’s appearance was cancelled
Hasegawa Koichi is a professor of Sociology in the Graduate School of Arts & Letters at Tohoku University, and a faculty member and a sub leader of Tohoku University’s Global Center of Excellence (GCOE) program of The Center for the Study of Social Stratification and Inequality (CSSI) . He serves as a chair of the local organizing committee of the International Sociological Association’s World Congress of Sociology 2014 in Yokohama. He is a former president of the Japanese Association for Environmental Sociology and He contributes many articles on civil society, social movements, social change and environmental sociology. His recent and major work includes Toward a Post-Nuclear Society (Iwanami Shoten 2011) and A Choice for Post-Nuclear Society (Shin-yo-sha 1996, revised 2011 written in Japanese). His book, Constructing Civil Society in Japan: Voices of Environmental Movements (Trans Pacific Press 2004), is selected by Nippon Foundation as one of “100 Books for Understanding Contemporary Japan,”. He received his Ph.D from the University of Tokyo in 2004. Away from work, Koichi is a Haiku poet.

Todd Joseph Miles Holden
Todd Joseph Miles Holden is Professor of Mediated Sociology at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan, where he has taught for twenty-four years. Over the past two decades he has published extensively on media-related topics such as television, cell phones, the Internet, cinema and advertising, with substantive emphasis on Japanese politics, society and culture, semiotics, gender, sports and nationalism. Chief among these works include the books medi@sia: Global media/tion in and out of context (2006), Globalization, Culture and Inequality in Asia (2003), and Reading Signs: Language, Culture, Society (2001, in Japanese). In 2000, he created the column “ReDotPop” and in 2005 began a travelblog, both for the e-zine PopMatters. A 2011 literary memoir, Peripatetic Postcards: The journey of life through 25 of the world's cities, was published based on entries from the blog. A second memoir, Red Dot, Orange Rock, Blues, details his year coaching women’s professional basketball in Japan. Tsunami, a novel centering on the events of 3-11 is currently being represented for literary publication. A companion novella, Escape from Sonoyo, has also been completed and is currently under review. Todd’s published work, photographs, presentations, courses, and writings in progress can be found on his website:
Tweet him @t_sensei.

Rieko Kage
Rieko Kage is Associate Professor of political science at the Department of Advanced Social and International Studies, University of Tokyo. She is the author of Civic Engagement in Postwar Japan: The Revival of a Defeated Society (Cambridge University Press, 2011). Her publications have appeared in Political Psychology, Comparative Political Studies, and the British Journal of Political Science. Her research interests include civil society, participation, postwar reconstruction, and comparative politics more broadly. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Kyoto University, Japan, and her Ph.D. from Harvard University.

Shuhei Kimura
Shuhei Kimura is associate professor of social anthropology at the Graduate School of Environment and Disaster Research, Fuji Tokoha University, Japan. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Anthropology from the University of Tokyo in 2008, based on long-term field research on disaster preparedness in Turkey. Among his publications are Anthropology as Reality Critique (coauthor, Naoki Kasuga ed. 2011 in Japanese), Reassembling the Humanosphere (coeditor with Yoko Hayami and Makoto Nishi, in print, in Japanese), "Logics and Practices for Publicization of Disaster Preparedness in Turkey" in Asia Keizai (in Japanese, 2011) and "The Temporality of an Urban Reform Project in Istanbul, Turkey" In Bunkajunruigaku: Japanese Journal of Cultural Anthropology (in Japanese, 2010). He is currently conducting field research on temporary life/ temporality in life after the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake.

Love Kindstrand
Love Kindstrand is a graduate student in Japanese studies/anthropology at Sophia University, Love Kindstrand studies emerging expressions of political subjectivity and struggles for representational space in Tokyo and Japan. His research interests also include youth cultures and alternative or marginalized readings of the city. His article, "The Politicization of Precarity: Anti-Nuke Protests in Japan since the Great Tohoku Earthquake" also came out in Hot Spots: 3.11 Politics in Disaster Japan. http://www.culanth.org/?q=node/421 . Love will begin his PhD at the Department of Anthropology, University of Chicago in fall 2012.