Dr Nicola Liscutin
MA (Hamburg University , Germany); PhD (Cambridge)
Modern and contemporary Japanese cultural history; representations of history and memory in popular culture; modern/contemporary Japanese literature; gender studies
(Programme Director Japanese Cultural Studies/Japanese Studies - Lecturer in Japanese Studies)
Dr Jonathan D. Mackintosh
MA (SOAS), PhD (Cambridge)
Modern and contemporary Japanese cultural history; gender and sexuality studies; post-colonial and diaspora studies.
(Course Director Japanese Language Programme - Lecturer in Japanese Studies)
Dr Shinji Oyama
MA (Columbia University), PhD (Goldsmiths College, London) Subject Specialisation: Japanese and East Asian Creative Industry Studies; branding, design and interactivity, new media, and cultural globalization
Japanese Language Teachers:
In total there are three teachers and three assistants provided and employed by the Alpha Language Institute i.e. no language teachers are employed by the BCSLLC.
Staff outside of the BCSLLC who teach/research Japan-related topics
Dr Naoko Shimazu
BA (Manitoba , Canada); DPhil (Oxford)
Modern Japanese History; Identity perceptions of the 'Other'; National myths.
(Lecturer in Japanese History)
Library and Information Resources
Ms Elizabeth Charles (Subject librarian for Department of Media & Cultural Studies) E.
Birkbeck holds about 1,500 Japan-related books mainly on cultural history, cultural studies, literature, and gender studies but with some political and economic texts. All materials are in English. The annual expenditure on Japanese cultural studies books is about ¡ò600 (often supplemented by external funding). Books after July 1996 have been classified by Dewey and prior to that by Bliss. Access to the library web catalogue is available from the website.