Professor Jason G. Karlin is the author of Gender and Nation in Meiji Japan: Modernity, Loss, and the Doing of History (University of Hawaii Press, 2014); co-author of AKB48 (Bloomsbury, 2019); and co-editor of Idols and Celebrity in Japanese Media Culture (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) and Media Convergence in Japan (Kinema Club, 2016).


He teaches graduate-level classes on gender, cultural studies, and social media in the Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies at the University of Tokyo, which offers a Master's/Doctoral Degree Program: "Information, Technology, and Society in Asia" (ITASIA) in English. 

  •  For questions about applying to the ITASIA Program, please contact the ITASIA Admissions Office.

  • In general, I DO NOT accept privately funded non-degree international research students (私費外国人研究生); please apply instead to the ITASIA Program as a degree student.

  • I am only advising graduate students who intend to write their M.A. or Ph.D. thesis in English.

  • Please don't contact me about applying for a JSPS Fellowship; I will contact you.