Japanese Faculty

Japanese Faculty

Masanori Deguchi - Associate Professor of Japanese and Linguistics, Section Coordinator, Study Abroad Advisor

   

 

Office: Miller Hall 217E
Phone: 360.650.4155
Emailmasanori.deguchi@wwu.edu
PhD, Indiana University, Bloomington.

Areas of Expertise: Theoretical linguistics: syntax, semantics, syntax-phonology interface, Japanese linguistics
 

​Madoka Kusakabe - Instructor of Japanese

   
Office: Miller Hall 222D
Phone: 360.650.7492
Emailmadoka.kusakabe@wwu.edu
 

Colleen Laird - Assistant Professor of Japanese, Major & Minor Advisor

 

Office: Miller Hall 122A
Phone: 360.650.4852
Emailcolleen.laird@wwu.edu
PhD, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Areas of Expertise: Japanese cinema and gender studies; Women working in Japanese media industries; Film theory, genre theory, transnational cinemas and star texts, feminist theory, and queer theory.
 

Massimiliano Tomasi - Professor of Japanese, East Asian Studies Program Director

 

Office: Miller Hall 222C
Phone: 360.650.3339
Emailmtomasi@wwu.edu
PhD, Nagoya University, Japan

Areas of Expertise: Modern Japanese literature, Japanese Rhetoric
 

Michiko Yusa - Professor of Japanese and East Asian Studies

 
Websitehttp://myweb.facstaff.wwu.edu/yusa/
Office: Miller Hall 218E
Phone: 360.650.4851
Emailmichiko.yusa@wwu.edu
PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara
Research interests: Nishida philosophy, intercultural philosophical studies; Raimon Panikkar's thought, women's spirituality Buddhism and Christianity