Carl Gabrielson

Carl Gabrielson

Specialization: Militarism in Contemporary Japan

Email:gabrielson@umail.ucsb.edu
Personal Website: https://carlgabrielson.weebly.com

I study military-societal relations in Japan, including U.S. bases as sites of cultural exchange and learning and the utilization of pop culture for Japanese militarist and security agendas.

 

Academic History

  • B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies (International Relations focus), Friends World Program of Long Island University, 2003
  • M.A., Asian Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2010

 

Advisors

 

Teaching Experience (Instructor)

  • East Asian Traditions: Modern, UCSB East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies, Summer 2018
  • U.S.-Japan Relations, Lakeland University Japan, April 2011-August 2015
  • English for Academic Purposes (Program Coordinator), Lakeland University Japan,April 2011-August 2015

 

Teaching Experience (Assistant)

  • East Asian Traditions: Modern, UCSB East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies, Spring 2017
  • Japanese History through Art and Literature, UCSB History, Winter 2017
  • American Migrations since 1965, UCSB Asian American Studies, Fall 2016
  • Global Economic and Political Systems, UCSB Global Studies, Spring 2016
  • Second Year Japanese, UCSB East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies, Winter 2016
  • Asian Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Fall 2009 – Spring 2010

 

Awards

  • Japanese Studies Doctoral Fellowship, Japan Foundation, 2018-2019
  • East Asia/Pacific Summer Institute Fellowship, National Science Foundation & Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, June-August 2017
  • Central Doctoral Fellowship, UCSB, 2015-2020
  • Edward Seidensticker Award for Best Paper in Japanese Studies, Graduate Student Conference, School of Pacific and Asian Studies, University of Hawaii, Manoa, March 2010
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2008-2009

 

Publications

 

Conference Papers

  • Soft Sessions for Samurai: American Military Masculinity in Japan, Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, March 22, 2019
  • Building a Pokémon Co-Prosperity Sphere: Race, imperialism, remilitarization, and  Japan’s “soft” power, Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, March 23, 2018
  • ‘Gaijin Power’: Narratives of American Entitlement in U.S. Marine Corps’ Orientation  Materials for Japanese Bases, Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, March 19, 2017
  • Idolizing the Military: Celebrity Spokeswomen of the Japan Self Defense ForcesLove, Peace, Dreams, and Bombs, March 1, 2017
  • Japanese Women and American Military Men: Perpetuating and Resisting Stereotypes in U.S.-Japan Intimate Relations, workshop: Intimate Connections: Everyday Experiences of Inter-Asia Ties, August 11, 2016
  • Comfort and Sacrifice: The Securitization of Female Bodies in Japanese Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism, Security Hub, Orfalea Center Joint Research Projects, February 27, 2016
  • LGBT Support in Japanese Higher Education, The Second Annual Conference on Global Higher Education at Lakeland College Japan, June 6, 2015
  • Japan-Centered Courses and Global Education, The First Annual Conference on Global Higher Education at Lakeland College Japan, May 17, 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, May 17, 2014
  • Happy Wives or Hungry Witches? Japanese Identity, Multiculturalism and Wifehood on The Wife is a Foreigner, Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, April 2, 2011
  • Princes and Thieves: The Korean Wave, Japanese Nationalism and the Re-Imagining of Zainichi Koreans, 2010 SPAS Graduate Student Conference, March 10, 2010