Jyana Browne / ジャナ・ブラウン (pronouns: she/her)
Assistant Professor and Minor Advisor
Jyana S. Browne earned her doctorate from the University of Washington in 2017 with a
focus on the performance and cultural history of early modern Japan. As part of her
graduate work, she spent a year studying at the Inter-University Center for Japanese
Langauge Studies (IUC) with the support of a Blakemore Freeman Fellowship and a year engaging in dissertation research at Waseda University with the support of a Japan
Foundation Doctoral Fellowship. Dr. Browne is currently writing a book that examines
the role of love suicide plays in the early eighteenth-century puppet theatre in cultivating an urban, commoner public in Osaka. In addition to her research on the eighteenth century, she studies how early modern forms are altered and adapted in contemporary performance. She has published her research in Puppetry International and Dai 37 kai kokusai nihon bungaku kenkyūshūkai kaigiroku.
Office Hours: 
Tuesday: 15:30-16:30
Thursday: 15:30-16:30
Jimenez Hall
301 405 8235