My research concerns the emergence of new political ideologies and politics between 1960 and 1989 in Japan. I am especially concerned with the ways in which mass media, especially weekly magazines and newspapers, transmitted and participated in debates over religious (Buddhist) morality, economics, political participation, and middle-class masculinity. Through these subjects I hope to rethink Japan cultural and political relationship to rest of the Capitalist Bloc and also the relationship between Neoliberalism in Japan and Euro-America.


Field:
  • Political History, Cultural History

M.A. Title:

  • "Gatekeepers of Ideology: The Editors of the Yomiuri Shimbun and the Asahi Shimbun and the Emergence of Neo-Centrism in Postwar Japan, 1960-1963"

Working Dissertation Title:

  • "New Conservativism(s) for the New Japan: Religion, Ideology, and Masculinity, 1960 - 1989"

Education:

  • BA: History, Marist College, 2010
  • MA: Japan Studies, University of Washington, 2012
  • Non-Degree Awarding Program, Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies
  • MA: History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015
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Selected Publications:

  • Review: “Jessamyn R. Abel, The International Minimum: Creativity and Contradiction in Japan’s Global Engagement, 1933 – 1964” Journal of American-East Asian Relations, (2017) Currently under review

Awards:

  • Kobe College Corporation-Japan Education Exchange Graduate Fellowship, 2016 – 2017
  • UW-Madison EOF Grant, 2016 - 2017
  • Tan Moeson Fellowship, Summer 2016
  • Japan Foundation Summer Language Fellowship, 2016
  • UW- Madison Graduate Travel Grant, Summer 2016
  • Early Excellence Teaching Award, Department of History, UW-Madison, Spring 2016
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, 2014 (Summer) (Funds Declined)
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, 2013-2014
  • IUC Education Scholarship 2012-2013
  • Toshizo Watanabe Scholarship 2012-2013
  • Fred and Ann Notehelfer Scholarship 2012-2013
  • Japan Foundation Scholarship 2012-2013 (Funds Declined)
  • Mitsubishi International Corporation Graduate Award and Grant 2011-2012
  • Ayako Betty Murakami Fellowship 2011-2012
  • Japan Studies Fellowship 2010-2011
  • Freeman Asia Scholarship, Spring 2009
  • Marist Debate Scholarship, Fall 2007, Amount Doubled Fall 2008 -2010
  • Marist College Academic Scholarship, 2006- 2010

Professional Affiliations:

  • Association of Asian Studies
  • American Historical Association
  • Institute of 20th Century Media at Waseda University

Courses Taught as TA:

  • History 201 - Historians Craft: How Do Empires End? - Spring 2016
  • History 201- Historians Craft: Conspiracy Theories: Evidence and Argument - Fall 2015
  • History 201 - Historians Craft: Shanghai Life and Crime - Spring 2015

Grad

Sam Timinsky

timinsky@wisc.edu

Advisor:
Louise C. Young and Sarah Thal