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A publication of the East Asian Studies Center, Indiana University

January 2012

Alumni Updates

Martina Jackson (B.A., Biology, 2009) currently works at Cook Medical in Bloomington as a regulatory specialist for Japan and Korea. She recently visited Tokyo for a government/regulatory meeting and has had many cultural and business experiences with our Japanese and Korean colleagues.

Greg Johnson (Ph.D., EALC, 2009) was named to the editorial board of the Japan Oral History Association. In July, he was invited to give a lecture titled "Historical Perspectives on Child Development" at the Institute for Clinical Research on Children in Tokyo.  The lecture will be published in the institute's annual proceedings.  

Stephen Meyers (B.A. EALC, 2007) is currently a freelance Chinese-English translator and plans to attend medical school. He worked as an analyst for the Department of Defense from 2008-2010, and earned a master's degree from Georgetown University in May 2010.

Todd S. Munson (Ph.D., EALC, 2004) is Associate Professor and Director of the Asian Studies Program at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia.  He is currently overseeing the College's recent addition of a major in Asian Studies and will be leading a group of Randolph-Macon faculty to Japan in 2012 with the benefit of a grant from the Japan Foundation.  Todd has two chapters in edited volumes that will be published in the coming year; the first, titled “Transformers and Monkey Kings: Gene Yang’s American Born Chinese and the Quest for Identity,” will appear in the forthcoming Comic Books and American Cultural History, edited by Matthew Pustz (Continuum Publishing, 2012).  The second, “Superman v. the Japs:  The Man of Steel and Race Hatred in WWII” will appear in Understanding Superman: The Evolving Contexts of a Pop Culture Icon, edited by Joseph J. Darowski (McFarland & Company, 2012).

Jennifer Pearl (M.P.A., School of Environment and Public Affairs; M.A., EALC, 2010) has been serving as Program Manager for Global and Community Health at the IU’s School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER) since May 2010. There, she manages HPER’s global health strategy, programs, and international partnerships.