Ann Sherif.


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.

Research Interests
Modern Japanese literature

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


Examining East Asian Book Technologies and Formats

May 9, 2018
Designed by library staff members Ed Vermue and Runxiao Zhu and curated by students in the course East Asian Book Cultures, an exhibit about East Asian book technologies and formats was recently showcased in the main library.