The Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies is surrounded by an extensive community of scholars which prominently includes graduate students enrolled in a number of departments and programs. Space in the Center for Government and International Studies (CGIS) Building makes it possible for RIJS and the other Asia-related centers to provide carrels or other space to a small number of Harvard doctoral students completing their dissertations. This development offers an important new way of bringing advanced graduate students more fully into the Japanese studies research community.
The RIJS Graduate Student Associates in Residence for the 2019-20 academic year are as follows:
Julia Cross, Ph.D. candidate in East Asian Religions, Dept. of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Yuting Dong, Ph.D. candidate in Japanese History, Dept. of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Yusung Kim, Ph.D. candidate in East Asian/Arts/Film/Cultural Studies, Dept. of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Jonathan Thumas, Ph.D. candidate in Japanese Religion, Dept. of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Becca Voelcker, Ph.D. candidate in Film and Visual Studies, Dept. of Visual and Environmental Studies