East Asian Studies
Breanna is an East Asian Studies MA student with a focus on Japanese language and culture. She received her BA in Asian Studies and Global Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2013). During her time as an undergraduate student, she studied abroad in Nagoya, Japan where she had the opportunity to research topics such as the relationship between gender and the Japanese language, Japanese poetry, and translation studies. Upon graduation from UNC, she worked at a US-based Japanese company as a bilingual assistant and translator for two years before deciding to return to school. Due to her past experiences of living in Okinawa and Nagoya and of working at a Japanese company, her academic interests include racial relations between Japanese citizens and African Americans, treatment of Japanese women in the workplace, and Japanese perspectives on single mothers and divorced women.