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Marc Yamada

Associate Professor
Comparative Arts and Letters
Email: my@byu.edu

3037 JFSB
Provo, UT 84602

Biography

Biography

Marc Yamada received a BA in Japanese and International Relations and a MA in Comparative Studies from Brigham Young University and a PhD in Japanese Literature & Culture from UC Berkeley. Marc has published articles on modern Japanese literature, film, and manga and a book on  Japan’s Heisei Period: Locating Heisei in Japanese Fiction & Film: the Historical Imagination of the Lost Decades (Routledge, 2019). He is the recipient of a Fulbright fellowship, a scholarship from The Japanese Ministry of Education, and a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship from the US Department of Education. Marc has lived with his wife, Mikilani, and sons, Kyle and Sean, in Tokyo, Berkeley, Iowa City, and Winston Salem. They are excited to be back at BYU!

Degrees

PhD, University of California, Berkeley, MA, Brigham Young U., BA, Brigham Young U., 

Research Interests

Japanese and East Asian film, literature, culture

Teaching Interests

East Asian film, literature, and culture. Postmodern culture. Popular Culture

Education

  • PhD, Modern Japanese Literature, Film, and Culture , UC Berkeley (2006)
  • MA, Comparative Literature , Brigham Young University (2000)
  • BA, Japanese , Brigham Young University (1997)

Honors and Awards

  • Furlbright Fellowship, US Dept of Education (2004 - Present)
  • FLAS Fellowship, US Dept of Education (2001 - Present)
  • One-Year Fellowship, The Humanities Center,, The Humanities Center, College of Humanities, BYU (2021 - 2022)
  • Archie Fund for the Arts and Humanities , Wake Forest University (2011 - 2012)

Administrative Assignments

  • Asian Studies : International Area Studies Coordinator (2022 - Present)
  • University Academic Review Committee : Other (Appointed by a VP) (2016 - Present)
  • Japan Study Abroad: Director (2016 - 2022)
  • International Cinema : Director (2018 - 2021)

Professional Citizenship

  • Committee/Council Chair, Western Conference of the Association for Asian Studies (2021 - Present)
  • Board Member, Journal of Popular Culture (2019 - Present)
  • Other, International Cinema, BYU (2019 - Present)
  • Board Member, Western Conference for the Association of Asian Studies (2017 - Present)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, The Japanese Studies Association Journal (2015 - Present)
  • Conference-Related Role, Western Conference for the Association of Asian Studies (2021 - 2021)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Film-Philosophy (2017 - 2017)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, East Asian Journal of Popular Culture (2016 - 2016)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Film-Philosophy (2016 - 2016)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, University of Sydney (2016 - 2016)
  • Conference-Related Role, AAS-In Asia Conference (2015 - 2016)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Japanese Studies (2016 - 2016)
  • Committee/Council Member, Western Conference for the Association of Asian Studies (2015 - 2015)
  • Conference-Related Role, Western Conference for the Association of Asian Studies (2015 - 2015)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, The Japan Studies Association Journal (2015 - 2015)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Japanese Studies (2015 - 2015)
  • Conference-Related Role, The Asian Conference on Film & Documentary (2014 - 2014)
  • Conference-Related Role, The Asian Studies Conference Japan (2013 - 2014)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Interstudia (2014 - 2014)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Japanese Studies (2014 - 2014)
  • Other, Asian Studies Conference Japan (2007 - 2007)

Courses Taught

Publications

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