Carl Gabrielson

Carl Gabrielson

gabrielson@ucsb.edu

Specialization: Militarism in Contemporary Japan
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

Happy Wives or Hungry Witches? Non-Japanese Wives on Japanese TelevisionThe 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

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