ann-elise lewallen

ann-elise lewallen is Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research and activism focuses on critical indigenous studies, gender studies, multiculturalism, andenvironmental justice in the context of contemporary Japan and in Japan’s transnational relations. She is the author of The Fabric of Indigeneity: Ainu Identity and Gender in Settler Colonial Japan (University of New Mexico Press and School for Advanced Research Press, 2016) and co-editor of Beyond Ainu Studies: Changing Academic and Public Perspectives (Univ. of Hawai’i Press, 2014).