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Barbara Greene
バーバラ グリーン

Associate Professor
International Relations
  • B.A., University of Illinois
  • M.A., King's College London
  • Ph.D., University of Arizona
brgreene[at mark]

Barbara Greene

Biographical Statement
(September 2018)

Barbara Greene, a Lecturer of Contemporary Japanese Culture, teaches courses on Comparative Culture and Popular Culture at Tokyo International University. She has served three years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Azerbaijan and the People’s Republic of China. She obtained her Master’s degree in War Studies from King’s College London, where she studied the intersection of media and conflict. Her thesis focused on the comparative accuracy of ‘Lost Cause’ and alternative reality fiction concerning the American Civil War. She obtained her Ph. D in East Asian Studies from the University of Arizona in 2017. Her dissertation studied the ways that contemporary fantasy manga reimagined aspects of the Dark Valley Period in Japan, particularly coup d’états fomented by middle-ranking, military officers. At the University of Arizona she also taught courses on Japanese Popular Culture. In addition, she taught Global Studies for Scott Community College. Thereafter she taught at the College of International Studies at Southwest University in Beibei, PRC. Her work has been published by the Japanese Journal of Religious Studies and Electronic Journal of Japanese Studies. Her past research has focused on the impact collective memory and trauma has had on horror and fantasy manga. She has also published work on pop cultural pilgrimage and agrarian nationalism in fiction.

Selected Publications by Barbara Greene

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Greene, B (2018). High School of the Dead and the profitable use of Japanese nationalistic imagery. Electronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies, 18(3). (Web Link Forthcoming)

Greene, B (2018). Moyashimon and the popularization of Agrarian nationalism. Electronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies, 18(2). Digital article available online.

Greene, B (2016). Furusato and emotional pilgrimage: Ge Ge Ge no Kitaro and Sakaiminato. Japanese Journal of Religious Studies, 43(2), 333-356.

Greene, B (2016). Gyo and collective memory. Electronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies, 16(1). Digital article available online.

Book Chapters

Greene, B (Forthcoming). Re-envisioning the Dark Valley and the decline of the peace state. In N. Rosenbaum (Ed.) Manga and politics – The visual literacy of Statecraft (pp. Forthcoming). Tokyo, Japan: Routledge.