Ai Hisano

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Name
Ai Hisano
Affiliation
Kyoto University
Degree
PhD(University of Delaware), MA(University of Delaware), MA(University of Tokyo), BA(University of Tokyo)

Academic & Professional Experience

 
 
   
 
Senior Lecturer, Kyoto University Graduate School of Economics
 
 
   
 
Senior Lecturer, Kyoto University Graduate School of Economics
 
Jul 2016
 - 
Jun 2017
Harvard-Necomen Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Business School
 
Nov 2014
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May 2015
Smithsonian Predoctoral Fellowship, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institute
 

Research Areas

 
 

Published Papers

 
Cellophane, the New Visuality, and the Creation of Self-Service Food Retailing
Ai Hisano
Harvard Business School Working Paper      May 2017
Reinventing the American Wine Industry: Marketing Strategies and the Construction of Wine Culture,
Ai Hisano
Harvard Business School Working Paper      May 2017
Selling Food in Clear Packages: The Development of Cellophane and the Expansion of Self-service Merchandising in the United States, 1920s-1950s (forthcoming)
Ai Hisano
International Journal of Food Design      2017   [Refereed]
Book review, Michael A. Haedicke, Organizing Organic: Conflict and Compromise in an Emerging Market (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2016)
Ai Hisano
Business History Review   91(2) 431-433   2017   [Invited]
Olivia Lum: Wanting to Save the World
Ai Hisano (with Geoffrey Jones)
Harvard Business School Teaching Note      Dec 2016
Teaching material for the case method
Christian Dior: A New Look for Haute Couture
Ai Hisano (with Geoffrey Jones)
Harvard Business School Teaching Note      Nov 2016
Teaching material for the case method
Ai Hisano
Business History Review   90(3) 483-504   Oct 2016   [Refereed]
"Eye Appeal Is Buy Appeal": Business Creates the Color of Foods, 1870-1970
Ai Hisano
PhD Diss.      2016
Ai Hisano
Digest: A Journal of Foodways and Culture (web journal)   2(Summer)    2013

Books etc

 
Visualizing Taste: How Business Changed the Look of What You Eat
Ai Hisano
Harvard University Press   2019   
Encyclopedia entries, “Shoku bunka [Food culture]” and “Ekusasaizu, himan, shokuiku [Exercise, obesity, and food education],” in Amerika bunka jiten [Encyclopedia of American culture], ed. Yuko Matsumoto (forthcoming)
Ai Hisano (Part:Contributor)
Tokyo: Maruzen   2017   
“Food Additives” and “Consistency of Food Products/Ingredients” in Food Issues: An Encyclopedia
Ai Hisano (Part:Contributor)
Sage   2015   

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Visualizing Taste: How Business Changed the Look of What You Eat [Invited]
Ai Hisano
Arkansas Tech University Interdisciplinary Research Series   6 Nov 2019   
Creating a Visual Fantasy: Sensory Appeal and the Presentation of Naturalness in Food Photography in the Interwar United States
Ai Hisano
Hagley Conference, "Commercial Pictures and the Arts and Technics of Visual Persuasion"   Nov 2019   
The Boundary between Taste and Vision: Food Regulation and Business Strategies in the United States during the 1960s [Invited]
Ai Hisano
International Institute of Language and Culture Studies, Ritsumeikan University   25 Oct 2019   
Business and the Senses: The Rise of Mass Consumer Society and the Transformation of Visuality in the United States at the Turn of the Twentieth Century [Invited]
Ai Hisano
Business History Society of Japan Hokkaido Workshop   17 Sep 2019   
Capitalism of the Senses: Business, Color, and the Standardization of Food in the United States, 1870s–1930s
Ai Hisano
European Business History Association   Aug 2019   

Awards & Honors

 
2017
Doctoral Dissertation Award, Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools
 
Mar 2017
Wilbur Owen Sypherd Prize (the best dissertation in the humanities), University of Delaware
 
2015
Stephen Salsbury Fellowship, Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society
 
2015
Bassett-Ferguson Fellowship, Department of History, University of Delaware
 
2014
Smithsonian Predoctoral Fellowship, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
 

Teaching Experience

 
 

Research Grants & Projects

 
Othmer Library Travel Grant
Chemical Heritage Foundation: 
Project Year: Mar 2017       Investigator(s): Ai Hisano
Henry Belin du Pont Research Grants
Hagley Museum and Library: 
Project Year: 2014       Investigator(s): Ai Hisano
John Furr Fellowship for J. Walter Thompson Company Research
Hartman Center, Duke University: 
Project Year: Jul 2013       Investigator(s): Ai Hisano
Summer Research Fellowship in Material Culture Studies
Delaware Public Humanities Institute: 
Project Year: 2012       Investigator(s): Ai Hisano
Research Grant
Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission: 
Project Year: Aug 2005       Investigator(s): Ai Hisano