Associate Professor of Japanese Literature and Film
University of Oregon
Alisa Freedman is an Associate Professor of Japanese Literature and Film at University of Oregon. Her major publications include Tokyo in
Transit: Japanese Culture on the Rails and Roa(Stanford University Press, 2010), an annotated translation of Kawabata Yasunari's The Scarlet Gang of Asakusa (University of California Press, 2005), and a co-edited volume on Modern Girls on the Go: Gender, Mobility, and Labor in Japan (Stanford University Press, 2012), along with articles on Japanese modernism, youth culture, media discourses on new social groups, television images of workingwomen, and intersections of literature and digital media. Her current projects include a books on the global politics of Sesame Street and changing images of Japanese women on television dramas. She has taught a range of courses on the globalization of Japanese popular culture.