Ph.D. Student
Contemporary Japanese Culture and US-Japan Relations

I will be looking at the cross-cultural and area studies training that US military personnel receive upon arrival in Japan and exploring how it shapes their experiences and interactions with Japanese people and culture.


Academic History

  • B.A., Long Island University
  • M.A., University of Hawaii, Manoa

Teaching Experience

2011-2015 Taught US-Japan Relations, and interdisciplinary social science course at Lakeland College Japan in Tokyo. Also managed and taught in the school’s English for Academic Purposes Program.
2009-2010 Asian Studies Teaching Assistant at the University of Hawaii, Manoa.

Awards

2010 Edward Seidensticker Award for Best Paper in Japanese Studies, Graduatre Student Conference, School of Pacific and Asian Studies, University of Hawaii, Manoa.
2008-9 Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship

Publications

  • “Happy Wives or Hungry Witches? Non-Japanese Wives on Japanese Television.” The Electronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies, Volume 14 Issue 3. Online: December 23, 2014. http://www.japanesestudies.org.uk/ejcjs/vol14/iss3/gabrielson.html

Conference Papers

2015 “LGBT Support in Japanese Higher Education,” The Second Annual Conference on Global Higher Education at Lakeland College Japan, 6/6/2015.
2014 “Japan-Centered Courses and Global Education,” The First Annual Conference on Global Higher Education at Lakeland College Japan, 5/17/2014.
2014 “Talking Taboo: Teaching Global Communication Skills through Controversial Topics and Language,” (co-presented with Roger Grabowski, Jr.) The First Annual Conference on Global Higher Education at Lakeland College Japan, 5/17/2014.
2011 “Happy Wives or Hungry Witches? Japanese Identity, Multiculturalism and Wifehood on The Wife is a Foreigner, Association of Asian Studies Annual Conference, 4/2/2011.
2010 “Princes and Thieves: The Korean Wave, Japanese Nationalism and the Re-Imagining of Zainichi Koreans,” 2010 SPAS Graduate Student Conference, 3/10/2010.

Advisors

Sabine Frühstück