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Kristina Vassil

Assistant Professor of Japanese
EALL, 111 Lawrence Hall
p 315-228-7953

Degree

BA, Oberlin College, 1990; MA, University of Michigan, 2002; PhD, University of Michigan, 2010

Teaching Experience

Japanese language from beginning to advanced levels; Japanese literature in translation

Specialties

Modern Japanese literature from the Meiji (1868-1912) and Taisho (1912-1924) periods, Japanese immigrant literature, Japanese language literature (Nihongo bungaku), Diasporic studies

Interests

Asian American literature, Japanese language pedagogy

Publications

「トランズナショナリズムと翁久允の『コスモポリタンは語る』」 (“Transnationalism and Okina Kyûin’s A Cosmopolitan Speaks”), Nihon Kindai Bungaku (Modern Japanese Literature), No. 75, Fall 2006.

Dissertation

Passages: Writing Diasporic Identity in the Literature of Early Twentieth-Century Japanese America

Travel

To Japan: 1990-1992; 1996-1998; 1999-2000; 2003-2006

Distinctions

Major Awards:
  • UC Berkeley Scholars in Residence Fellowship (2011-2012)
  • Picker Research Award (2011-2012) (Colgate)
  • Rackham Dissertation Fellowship (2007-2008) (UM)
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (2006-2007)
  • Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship (2005-2006)
  • Japanese Ministry of Education, Science and Culture Fellowship (2003-2005)
  • College Women’s Association of Japan Scholarship (1999-2000)
  • Japan Science and Technology Management Program (JSTMP) Fellowship (1996-1998)