- Professor of Japanese
PhD, Japanese Literature, University of Michigan
Ann Sherif 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. She is a member of the college’s Environmental Studies Program Committee and the Book Studies Concentration Committee. She also coordinates the Green Legacy Hiroshima Initiative at Oberlin.
Modern Japanese literature
Japanese language and literature, modern Japanese literature, Japanese cinema, gender