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Ann Sherif (Professor, East Asian Studies) has a PhD in Japanese Literature from the University of Michigan. Her publications include Japan’s Cold War: Literature, Media, and the Law (Columbia University Press). Sherif’s current book project focuses on independent and regional publishers and literature in Japan, 1917-1990, with a particular focus on the print and visual cultures of Hiroshima. At Oberlin, Sherif teaches a First-Year Seminar on “Nature & Environment in East Asia” and is member of the Environmental Studies Committee, the Book Studies Concentration Committee. She coordinates the Green Legacy Hiroshima Initiative at Oberlin.

Research/Teaching Interests

Research Interests
Modern Japanese literature

Teaching Interests
Japanese language and literature, modern Japanese literature, Japanese cinema, gender