Summer 2013 and AY 2013-14 ACE-Nikaido Fellows
- Yasuhito Abe (PhD), Communication
- Jackson Bliss (PhD), English
- Michelle Damian (PhD), History
- Jesse Drian (PhD), East Asian Languages and Cultures
- Eike Exner (PhD), Comparative Literature
- Nathaniel Heneghan (PhD), East Asian Languages and Cultures
- Nadia Kanagawa (PhD), History
- Amanda Kennell (PhD), East Asian Languages and Cultures
- Chris Santiago (PhD), English
- Meredith Shaw (PhD), Political Science and International Relations
- Scott Wilbur (PhD), Political Science and International Relations
ACE Fellow Spotlight: Scott Wilbur
Nadia Kanagawa is a second-year Ph.D. student in History and recipient of the 2011-2012 EASC Association for Japan-U.S. Community Exchange (ACE) Nikaido Fellowship. She focuses on Asuka and Nara period Japan, and particularly, on the role that immigrants from the Korean peninsula played in the early Japanese state. "I want to understand how different waves of immigrants were integrated into the Japanese state and how the meaning of being 'foreign' changed and was manipulated over time," she said.
Nadia majored in history as an undergraduate student at Yale University. After graduating, she spent one year in an intensive Japanese language program at the Inter-University Center for Japanese studies in Yokohama, Japan. She then worked for Google's Tokyo office for three years.
"I hope to be a professor who both introduces students to the history of Japan and also helps them to see connections between Japan, East Asia and their own lives," Nadia said.
Read ACE Fellow Scott Wilbur's interview here on our Tumblr.