Sanae Nakatani

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Sanae Nakatani
Tokyo Metropolitan University
University Education Center
Job title
Associate Professor
PhD in American Studies(University of Hawaii at Manoa)
Research funding number

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2018
Associate Professor, University Education Center, Tokyo Metropolitan University
Apr 2016
Mar 2018
Assistant Professor, College of Foreign Studies, Kansai Gaidai University


Aug 2009
May 2017
American Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Apr 2006
Mar 2012
Area Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
Apr 2002
Mar 2006
Faculty of Social Sciences, Hitotsubashi University

Published Papers

Nisei Designs: Japanese American Cultural Producers Negotiating Identities during the Cold War
Sanae Nakatani
University of Hawaii at Manoa      May 2017
Blueprints for New Designs: Japanese American Cultural Ambassadorship during the Cold War
Sanae Nakatani
Journal of Asian American Studies   19(3) 351-374   Oct 2016   [Refereed]
Successful’ Nisei: Politics of Representation and the Cold War American Way of Life
Sanae Nakatani
Pacific and American Studies   15 143-162   Mar 2015   [Refereed]
Staging Democracy and Multiculturalism: The 1970 Osaka Exposition and the Hawai‘i Pavilion.
Sanae Nakatani
Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas   1 40-62   Jan 2015   [Refereed]

Conference Activities & Talks

Negotiating Japaneseness: Mixed-Race Nisei Artist Isamu Noguchi in U.S.-Occupied Japan [Invited]
Sanae Nakatani
Japanese Association for American Studies pro-seminar   Jun 2017   
Emotional, Warm, and Humane: Minoru Yamasaki’s Architecture and Strategic Formation of His Professional Identity
Sanae Nakatani
Japanese Association for American Studies   Jun 2016