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Daniele Lauro

I chose to study in the U.S. because of the many possibilities that I wouldn’t find in my own country, especially because my field is such a niche and it is difficult to find a good program that deals in Japanese pre-modern history. Before coming to UNC, I had some experience in the U.S. working with the Smithsonian… Read More  

Barbara Ambros

Barbara Ambros teaches in the religious department at UNC-Chapel Hill. Her research area is Japanese religions, though she also teaches about religions of East Asia in general. She received her MA in Literature and Ph.D. in Religion from Harvard University…
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Anne Allison

Anne Allison is a professor ofcultural anthropology at Duke University where she has conducted research and taught for 20 years. This year she is also acting director of Woman’s Studies. She has worked on Japan for over 30 years. She received her Ph.D. in anthropology… Read More 

Levi McLaughlin

Levi McLaughlin is assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at North Carolina Station University. He is most well know for his research on religion in modern and contemporary Japan. Levi received his B.A. in Japanese Studies… Read More… 

Cassie Etter-Wenzel

Cassie Etter-Wenzel is a 2013 graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill. She majored in History and International Relations with a minor in Asian Studies. This upcoming year she is teaching English in northwest Japan through the JET Program. Though she knew nothing about Japan… Read More…