Abbreviated CV(August 2021)
University of Bergen
Associate Professor, Department of Foreign Languages (2021-)
Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences Supervisory Subcommittee (2020-2021)
Affiliated Researcher, Gender Research Library (2020-2021)
International Programs Subcommittee (2020-2021)
Affiliated Faculty, Graduate School of International Development (2019-2021)
Program Chair, Japan-in-Asia Cultural Studies (2018-2021)
Affiliated Researcher, Center for Transregional Culture and Society (2018-2021)
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Humanities (2017-2021)
Designated Associate Professor, Graduate School of Letters (2014-2017)
Postdoctoral Associate, Council on East Asian Studies (2013-2014)
Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chinese and Japanese (2012-2013)
University of Pennsylvania
Adjunct Lecturer, Dept. of History (2012)
Adjunct Lecturer, Dept. of East Asian Languages & Civilizations (2009-2011)
Graduate Teaching Fellow (2008-2010)
Community College of Philadelphia
Adjunct Lecturer, Dept. of Anthropology (2010-2011)
Adjunct Lecturer, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (2002-2005)
Instructor of Japanese-English Translation (2001-2006)
Lecturer, Dept. of Economics (1999-2001)
Ennobling Japan’s Savage Northeast: Tōhoku as Postwar Thought, 1945-2011. Harvard University Asia Center (2017).
"We are How We Eat―The Rise and Fall of the Spork in Japanese School Lunches." Food & Foodways (under review)
“Ingrained Habits: The ‘Kitchen Cars’ and the Transformation of Postwar Japanese Diet and Identity.” Food, Culture & Society, November 2020.
“Nutrition as National Defense: Japan’s Imperial Government Institute for Nutrition, 1920-1940.” Journal of Japanese Studies 45, no. 1 (2019): 1–29.
“‘Fake Food: Authentic Japanese Product’—On the Rise of Visuality in Middlebrow Japanese Culinary Culture.” Japan Forum 31, no. 2 (October 2018): 1–18.
“A Bad Peace?” – The 1937 Nagoya Pan-Pacific Peace Exhibition. Japanese Studies (September 2018)
“Henkyō, The Universal Japanese Frontier (An Interpretation).” Verge: Studies in Global Asias 4, no. 1 (2018): 85–109.
“Christopher Noss’ Tohoku and ‘Survey of Rural Fukushima’: Portraits of Tōhoku a Century Before March 11, 2011.” Asian Cultural Studies, no. 42 (Spring 2016): 139–51.
“Takahashi Tomio’s Phoenix: Recuperating Hiraizumi (1950-71).” Journal of Japanese Studies 40, no. 2. 353-377. (2014)
Translated into Russian as: “Хенкё Такахаси Томио: восточные Востоки и западные Запады.” Translated by Rastyam Aliev. Journal of Frontier Studies 4, no. 12 (December 5, 2018).
“Systems of Irresponsibility and Japan’s Internal Colony.” The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol. 11, Issue 52, No. 2, Dec 30, 2013.
“World′s First Telepathology Experiments Employing Ultra-high-speed Internet Satellite, Nicknamed ‘KIZUNA’.” Sawai, Takashi, et al. Journal of Pathology Informatics 4 (1): 24. (2013)
Journal Special Issues
“Frontiers” (coedited with Ran Zwigenberg, Pennsylvania State University) Verge: Studies in Global Asias, no. 4.1 (Spring 2018).
Hopson, Nathan, and Ran Zwigenberg. “Can the Frontier Write Back?” Verge: Studies in Global Asias 4, no. 1 (2018): vi–xv.
“Women, Waste, and War: Food, Gender, and Rationalization in Wartime Japanese Discourse.” In Gender and Food in Contemporary East Asia, edited by Jooyeon Rhee, Chikako Nagayama, and Eric Li, 15–38. Lexington Books, 2021.
“Nutritionists in Japan as a Professional Elite, 1914-1964.” In Professional Elites of Modern Japan. Bibliothèque de l’Institut des Hautes Études Japonaises du Collège de France. Paris: Collège de France, forthcoming.
Sasagawa, Norikatsu. “An Chunggŭn and the Political Philosophy of Immanuel Kant.” In Peace in the East: An Chunggŭn’s Vision for Asia in the Age of Japanese Imperialism, edited by Eugene Park and Tae-Jin Yi, translated by Nathan Hopson, 111–30. Lexington Books, 2017.
Yamamuro, Shin’ichi. “The Philosophy and Possibilities of An Chunggŭn’s Unfinished On Peace in the East.” In Peace in the East: An Chunggŭn’s Vision for Asia in the Age of Japanese Imperialism, edited by Eugene Park and Tae-Jin Yi, translated by Nathan Hopson, 177–99. Lexington Books, 2017.
『戦後思想としての東北—高橋富雄を中心に』浪川健治・河西英通共編「グローバル化のなかの日本史像 ―『長期の一九世紀』」岩田書院 (2013)
『青森県史 資料編 近現代 7：青森論』「弘前大学國史研究」142号 (2017年3月).
Maxson, Hillary著・Hopson, Nathan訳『家計簿と現代日本の家庭料理の成立』「JunCture」11号 (2020年3月)
Contributor: “The Recipes Project”
“Pulverized Food to Pulverize the Enemy!” (April 2020)
“Rev. Christopher Noss: A Century before Fukushima Daiichi.” Evangelical and Reformed Historical Society Newsletter 38, no. 3 (December 2015).
“The Transparency of the Quotidian: Whither Japan?” Yale Journal of International Affairs. (Jun 2, 2014)
Public Outreach and Contributions to the Community
Associate Editor, Journal of Frontier Studies
Associate Editor, JunCture (2018-2021)
Volunteer organization supporting the career growth of young historians.
I hosted a Research Showcase at Nagoya, February 18 2020.
For more information, see here.
“Peace for Our Time? - The 1937 Nagoya Pan-Pacific Peace Exhibition.” Lecture for G30 for Everyone Studium Generale (Nagoya University Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences Academic English Support Section).
“Ingrained Habits: The Kitchen Cars and the Transformation of Postwar Japanese Diet and Identity.” MSU Asian Studies Center, 2020.
Recent Media Interviews
Springer, Kate. "How KFC became a Christmas tradition in Japan." CNN Travel, December 24, 2019.
Fater, Luke. “How a White Lie Gave Japan KFC for Christmas.” Atlas Obscura, December 13, 2019.
Smith, Marcus. “Ice King, Japanese Ice, Joan of Arc.” Constant Wonder, October 9, 2019.
Fater, Luke. “How American Gunboat Diplomacy Helped Democratize Japanese Shaved Ice.” Atlas Obscura, September 5, 2019.
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