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Articles by Paula R. Curtis

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Paula R. Curtis, Ph.D. is a historian. She is a Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer in History at the Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, University of California, Los Angeles. She researches artisanal organizations, social status, forgery, and elite institutions from the twelfth to sixteenth centuries. She also engages in digital studies and writes regularly on online presence in academia. Her work has been supported by the Japan Foundation and the Fulbright Japan Program. You can find her on Twitter at @paularcurtis or visit her digital portfolio on her website. This essay further develops ideas first appearing in The Tokyo Review and expanded in commentary published in Critical Asian Studies, with gratitude to Digital Media Editor Tristan R. Grunow for his editorial work.