Sawa Kurotani

Associate Dean
College of Arts & Sciences

Areas of Expertise

  • Japan and US
  • Globalization
  • Gender
  • Popular Music Studies
  • Transnationalism
  • Political Economy
  • Nationalism
  • Cultural Identity
  • Japanese Popular Culture
  • Women's Domestic Labor

Education

Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1999


M.A., Anthropology, University of Illinois, Chicago, 1990


B.A., English, Linfield College, Oregon, 1988 

Expert for the Media

Subject and research experts are available for news media interviews and to provide expert commentary on a broad range of topics. Contact Media Relations at 909.748.8857 or by email at media@redlands.edu

Contact

Duke Hall, first floor
105
P: 909.748.8359
E: sawa_kurotani@redlands.edu

Degrees held

  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1999


    M.A., Anthropology, University of Illinois, Chicago, 1990


    B.A., English, Linfield College, Oregon, 1988 

 

Experience

Academic Interests and Areas of Expertise:

Japan and US


Globalization


Gender


Popular Music Studies


Transnationalism


Political Economy


Nationalism


Cultural Identity


Japanese Popular Culture


Women's Domestic Labor

Courses Offered

SOAN 102 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology


SOAN 256 Japanese Society and Culture


SOAN 303 World Ethnographies


SOAN 342 Gender and Sexuality


SOAN 392 Anthropological Theories


SOAN 465 Theorizing Popular Music

Publications

Forthcoming. Death of a Salary Man: Heisei Fukyo and Erosion of the Middle Class in Contemporary Japan. In Death and Dying in Japan. Hikaru Suzuki, Ed. London: Routledge.

2007. Middle-Class Japanese Housewives and the Experience of Transnational Mobility. In Going First Class?: New Approaches Towards Privileged Movement and Travel. Vered Amit, ed. London: Berghahn.

2005. Home Away from Home: Japanese Corporate Wives in the United States. Durham: Duke University Press.

2005. "Omiyage, or What Japanese Tourists Take Back Home from the United States." In East-West Connections: Journal of Asian Studies Development Program.

2005. The South Meets the East: Global Aspirations and Regional Imaginations in North Carolina Research Triangle. In The American South in a Global World James Peacock, Harry Watson, and Carrie Matthews, eds. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press.

2004 Working against the "Field": Multi-Sited Transnational Ethnography and the Shifting Construction of Fieldwork. In Anthropologists in the Field. Lynne Hume and Jane Mulcock, eds. New York: Columbia University Press.

Invited Presentations

Awards, Honors, Grants

National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant (1996-97)


National Endowment for the Humanities Faculty Workshop Grant (2005-06)