Keita Moore

Keita Moore

kcmoore@umail.ucsb.edu

Specialization: Contemporary Japanese and Korean Media

I study the relationship between gender, politics, and war memory in contemporary Japanese and South Korean videogames and their related media ecologies.

Academic History:

  • M.A., University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in Asian Studies
  • B.A., Colorado College in Asian Studies, Distinction in International Studies

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Conference Papers:

2017 “Accosted in Translation: Japanese Language as Subcultural Capital in Fan Communities,” at Parameters of Play: Difficulty, Distinction & Criticism in Videogames.
2017 “The Residue of History: Nationhoods of Post-Authoritarian Korean War Film,” at the UCSB Graduate Student Research Symposium in Korean Studies.
2017 “Getting Away with Murder: Ludic Violence in the Japanese Context,” at the Annual American Ethnological Society’s Conference.
2017 “Going Backwards to Move Forwards: Popular Memory in Post-Authoritarian Korean War Films,” at the 28th Annual School of Pacific and Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference.
2016 “Back to the Present: Towards a Narratology of Gōsuto Torikku,” at the Mechadamia Conference on Asian Popular Culture.
2016 “No Island unto Itself: Revisiting the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands Dispute,” at the 27th Annual School of Pacific and Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference.

Awards:

2018 Kathryn W. Davis Fellow for Peace at Middlebury Summer Languages Program
2017-23 University of California, Santa Barbara Central Fellowship
2017 Summer Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship in Korean, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
2016-17 Tasuku Harada Graduate Scholarship in Japanese Studies
2016-17 University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Asian Studies Departmental Merit Scholarship
2016 2016 Seidensticker Award in Japanese Studies, School of Pacific and Asian Studies Conference
2015-17 University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Center for Japanese Studies Departmental Merit Scholarship
2015-17 Starr Foundation Graduate Fellowship in Asian Studies
2011-12 Sato Foundation Scholarship for study at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies
2011-12 U.S. Department of Education Scholarship for study at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies
2010 Colorado College Gaylord Scholarship
2011, 09 Excellence in Asian Studies at Colorado College
2009 Japanese Language Award at Colorado College
2007-11 Colorado College Presidential Merit Scholarship