Michiko Takeuchi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of History
Professor Takeuchi’s research examines the socio-historical, political, and cultural experiences of a group of Japanese women who were originally organized by the Japanese government to provide sexual services to U.S. Occupation Forces in Japan right after WWII (1945-1952). To capture these women’s voices, Professor Takeuchi conducted oral interviews in Yokosuka, Kanagawa prefecture (where the largest U.S. Navy base is located) in Japan.
Related Interests: Women and Feminism(s) in NE Asia, Sexuality, Japan-U.S. Relations, Neocolonialism, Oral History, Visual History
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
M.A., University of California, Los Angeles
M.A., California State University, Long Beach
B.A., California State University, Long Beach
“Pan-Pan Girls” Performing and Resisting Neocolonialism(s) in the Pacific Theater: U.S. Military Prostitution in Occupied Japan (1945-1952). In “Over There”: Living with the U.S. Military Empire, eds. Maria Höhn and Seungsook Moon. Durham: Duke University Press (in press).
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Honors and Awards
Am Tobor Charitable Foundation Dissertation Year Fellowship, University of California, Los Angeles
George Aratani Dissertation Research Fellowship, the Center for Japanese Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles
Researcher, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai) in Japan, 2006 to 2008