I study the negotiation of authority over definitions of religion relating to Japan. Specifically, I am interested in interrogating historical definitions of Shinto as the “indigenous/native religion of Japan” and exploring international Shinto organizations and communities. My research focuses on the intersection of rhetorics of nationalism, ethnicity, and environmentalism. I am also interested in the ‘digitization’ of aspects of religious experience and online religious communities.
Dr. Fabio Rambelli
- M.A. East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania
- Thesis: “Script in the Margins: Representations of Women in Premodern Chinese Orthography”
- Advisor: Dr. Victor H. Mair
- B.A. East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania
- “Chinese English: A Developing, Functional, and Legitimate World English Variety.” Sino-Platonic Papers 264 (2016): 123-140
- “Who Cares for the Care Workers?: A Case Study of the Feminization of Foreign Workers in Japan.” Wharton Asia Review 7.2 (2016): 12-22.
- “Interrogating Indigeneity: Defining the Boundaries of Participation in Shinto.” 26th Annual Graduate Student Conference on East Asia, Columbia University, February 24, 2017.
- “What is Indigeneity?: Questioning the Narrative Roots of Shinto.” What Isn’t Shinto? Symposium, University of Pennsylvania, September 24, 2016.
- “The Heterodox Fox: Representations of Marginality in Feng Menglong’s Pingyao zhuan.” Undergraduate Conference on China, University of California Berkeley, September 17, 2016.
- “Who Cares for the Care Workers?: A Case Study of the Feminization of Foreign Workers in Japan.” Greater Philadelphia Asian Studies Consortium (GPASC) Undergraduate Research Conference, Ursinus College, April 14, 2016.
- Summer 2017: Academic Intern, Japanese Instruction, Keio Academy of New York Summer Program
- 2017: Phi Beta Kappa Thesis Prize
- 2017: Dean’s Scholar, University of Pennsylvania
- 2016: Adele Austin Ritter Undergraduate Paper Prize
- 2016: Greater Philadelphia Asian Studies Consortium (GPASC) Undergraduate Conference Paper Prize
- 2015: Fox Leadership International US-China PEACE Fellow
- 2014: QuestBridge National College Match Finalist, University of Pennsylvania
- 2011: National Security Language Initiative for Youth, China: Shanghai