I have some good news to report: I've been asked by the department of anthropology at Yale University to join them as a new assistant professor of anthropology in the Fall. Although I will be sad to leave Macalester College and St. Paul, Minnesota, there was little hesitation in my reply.
This is going to be an extremely busy summer for me as I have to pack up and sell my house in St. Paul, go to New Haven and look for a new place to live, and somehow also prepare for Fall classes (I was scheduled to be on leave in the Fall) as well as try to get some more of my Abe research done over the summer in Washington DC.
Postings to this blog might be a bit sporadic, but keep me subscribed in your NetNewsWire or Bloglines as it'll be updated when I have more time. I'll be teaching courses on:
- Feminist Ethnographies
- Japanese Animation and Manga
- Minorities and Sexualities in Modern Japan
- Field Methods and Research Design
The department has also expressed interest in my courses on visual anthropology (ethnographic film as well as photoethnography). My academic home page has already been updated (along with a new domain): http://www.disabilitystudies.jp/nakamura/