Ken NAKATA STEFFENSON
University College Dublin (Ireland)
Kenn NAKATA STEFFENSEN is an interdisciplinary scholar working at the intersections of philosophy, political studies, history, and translation studies. He studied politics and anthropology at the University of Copenhagen and the School of Oriental and African Studies. His doctorate in philosophy was awarded by the National University of Ireland. He has held research and teaching positions in Japanese studies, politics, translation studies, and philosophy at universities in the UK, Ireland, and Japan. He is broadly interested in questions of language, culture, history, subjectivity, and interpretation in political thought and practice. His primary research interest is political thought in modern Japan in its transregional and global context. He has published on aspects of Japan’s foreign relations and international relations discourse, the political thought of the Kyoto School, Japanese-English philosophical translation, British media representations of East Asia and Southern Africa, and on the international politics of translation with reference to Denmark and the North Atlantic.
Participation in MUTUAL IMAGES RESEARCH ASSOCIATION events
MUTUAL IMAGES 6th International Workshop (2018):
"Bullshit journalism and Japan: English-language news media, Japanese higher education policy,
and Frankfurt’s theory of ‘bullshit’ "