(Last updated : 2024-04-01 10:31:36)
  James Welker
   Kanagawa University  Cross-Cultural and Japanese Studies Department of Cross-Cultural Studies
■ Works
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■ Present specialized field
Modern and Contemporary Japanese Cultural History, Gender and Sexuality Studies  Link
■ Book and Papers
1. Book Transfiguring Women in Late Twentieth Century Japan: Feminists, Lesbians, and Girls' Comics Artists and Fans  (Single)  2024/07 Link
■ Academic conference presentation
1. 2017/06 Was the Women's Liberation Movement Hostile to or Fertile Ground for Lesbian Feminism in Japan? (Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities)
2. 2017/03 Lesbian Studies Avant la Lettre: Resituating Photographer Kiyooka Sumiko (Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting)
3. 2016/03 Reading the Liberatory Promise of a Third Gender in(to) Manga (Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting)
4. 2016/03 From Vicarious Voyages to Jumbo Jets: Shojo Manga Artists and Fans Head Abroad in the 1970s and 1980s (Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference)
5. 2016/02 Is Rezubian to Lesbian as Rajio Is to Radio? Tracing an Alternative "Lesbian" Continuum in Japan (What Is & How to Do LGBT History: Approaches, Methods and Subjects)
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■ Lecturer and lecture
1. 2018/03 Transfiguring Boys Love (BL) Media in Asia (Northampton, MA, USA)
2. 2018/03 Boys Love (BL) Media and Its Asian Transfigurations (Philadelphia, PA, USA)
3. 2018/03 Boys Love, Yuri, and More: Tracing the History of "Queer" (But Not Necessarily LGBT) Media in Japan, (Philadelphia, PA, USA)
4. 2018/03 Developing a Lesbian Gaze in Late 1960s Japan: An Examination of the Photos and Writing of Kiyooka Sumiko (Toronto, ON, Canada)
5. 2018/02 Male Gaze or Lesbian Gaze? The Photos and Writing of Kiyooka Sumiko (Ottawa, ON, Canada)
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■ Committee and society
1. 2017/07/01~2017/07/02 Queer Transfigurations: International Symposium on Boys Love Media in Asia Kanagawa University, Yokohama, Japan Organizer Link
2. 2017~ Mechademia Editorial Board Member Link
3. 2015/10 Society for Queer Asian Studies Founder Link
4. 2015/10~2018/03 Society for Queer Asian Studies Co-Chair Link
5. 2010/09~ Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific International Advisory Board Member (Editorial Board) Link
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■ Research Field
1. 2010/08 Nina Baym Dissertation Completion Fellowship, University of Illinois (declined)
2. 2008/08 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship
3. 2007/08 Foreign Languages and Area studies Fellowship (FLAS), University of Illinois
4. 2006/12 Crompton-Noll Award for Best Essay in Lesbian, Gay, and Queer Studies