I received my B.A. in Global Interdisciplinary Studies from Villanova University in 2014 prior to researching Buddhist Philosophy in Japan as a Fulbright Fellow. I then earned my M.A. in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from the University of Pennsylvania in 2016, where I currently study the history and politics of disability in Japan as a Ph.D. student. My dissertation, “Politics, Prosthesis, and the Popular Imagination: 100 Years of Disability in Japan,” explores how ideas about accessibility have galvanized social movements and structured law, policy, fiction, and film in Japan over the last century. I’m about to embark on a one-year research trip back to Japan, where I will work with experts on disability at the University of Tokyo as a Japan Foundation Doctoral Research Fellow.
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