Mari Ishida
Asian Languages and Cultures

Mari Ishida is a PhD candidate of modern Japanese literature at the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures of UCLA. Her dissertation examines the role of literature in the Japanese empire, exploring literary works on Japanese colonies by various authors writing in Japanese, including Japanese female and male authors in Japan proper, Japanese writers in the colonies, and the colonial Taiwanese and Korean writers from the 1920s to 1940s. Her research interests include modern Japanese literature, Japanese-language literature, minority literature, and colonial and postcolonial studies.