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Associate Professor of Japanese Film and Visual Culture

Hikari Hori received her Ph. D. in Philosophy (with concentration in gender and visual cultural studies) from Gakushuin University, Tokyo, in 2004. She has worked as a research associate at the National Film Center, Tokyo, and also as a film program coordinator at the Japan Society, New York. Her research interests include the representation of the Emperor in modern Japanese visual culture; a history of women’s activism in modern Japan; and the representation of gender and sexuality in Japanese film and manga.

She is currently working on her book manuscript, tentatively entitled Promiscuous Media: Film and Visual Culture in Imperial Japan, 1926-45 (forthcoming, Cornell University Press)

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