Nagasaki University (Japan)
Maria GRAJDIAN is Associate Professor of Media Studies/Cultural Anthropology/Anthropology of Media at Nagasaki University, School of Global Humanities and Social Sciences. She holds a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from University of Music, Drama and Media in Hanover, Germany. Her research focuses on Japanese contemporary culture (Takarazuka Revue, anime, popular music, Murakami Haruki), the history of knowledge (encyclopedias) and the dynamics of identity in late modernity. Recent publications include a number of research articles in academic journals as well as books on contemporary Japanese culture such as Flüssige Identität: Die postmoderne Liebe, die Takarazuka Revue und die Suche nach einer neuen Aufklärung (Liquid Identity: The postmodern love, Takarazuka Revue and the quest for a new identity, 2009) and Takahata Isao (in German, 2010).
Participation in MUTUAL IMAGES RESEARCH ASSOCIATION events
MUTUAL IMAGES 3rd International Workshop (2015):
"Staging Ephemerality: From strategic emotions to emotional strategies in
Takarazuka Revue’s tour in Berlin (2000)"