CURRICULUM VITAE

Yoko ARISAKA, Ph.D

email: yokoarisaka@gmail.com


Date and Place of Birth:  12 July, 1962.  Kamakura, Japan.
Resident of the United States since 1980.

Resident of Hannover, Germany, since 2005.
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EDUCATION

1996     University of California, Riverside  Ph.D., Philosophy.
1990     San Diego State University   M.A., Philosophy.
1988     San Diego State University   B.A., Philosophy.  Magna Cum Laude Graduate.
1985     Mira Costa College, Oceanside, CA   A.A., Studio Arts.

LANGUAGES

English (native fluency), Japanese (native fluency), German (functional fluency), French (reading knowledge).
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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Fall 2009-2011: Junior Fellow, Forschungsinstitut für Philosophie Hannover

Winter 2010-present: Lecturer, Institut für Philosophie, Universität Hildesheim

Fall 2008 to Present: Instructor for Japanese, Volkshochschule Hannover

Fall 2002 to 2007:  Associate Professor (with tenure), University of San Francisco
January 2003:  Adjunct Professor, Kobe University, Japan
Fall 1996-2002:  Assistant Professor, University of San Francisco
Fall 1997:  Research Associate CNRS/ École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales.  Paris, France.
1995-1996:  Adjunct Professor, California State University at San Bernadino.
Spring 1996:  Adjunct Professor, University of Redlands.  Redlands, CA.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Institut für Philosophie, Universität Hildesheim

            Philosophy of Race

Diversity und globale Gerechtigkeit

Philosophy of Technology

Feminism

Philosophy of Emotion

Cornel West: From Prophetic Pragmatism to Hip Hop

Feminism: Reading Martha Nussbaum

Global Justice and Race: Reading McCarthy’s Race, Empire, and the Idea of Human Development

Globalization and Culture: Contemporary Debates

 

University of San Francisco.  Fall 1996 to 2005
     Great Philosophical Questions (Introduction level, GEC): 1996-1999
     Chinese Philosophy (Upper division): Fall 1996
     Ethics (Upper division, GEC): Spring 1996
     Japanese Philosophy (Upper division)
     Feminism (Upper division): Spring 1999, Spring 2003
     Philosophy of the Human Person (Upper division, GEC): 1999-present
     Philosophy of the Human Person for Majors and Minors (Tutorial): 2000-present
     Asian Philosophy (Upper division): Spring 2001, Fall 2002, Spring 2005
    Cultures of Asia: Philosophy and Religion (Master’s course at the Center for the Pacific Rim): Winter 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003
    Davies Forum: Our Food,Our Society: An Exploration of American Values: Fall 2001
    Philosophy of Mind: Consciousness: Spring 2002
    Ethics (Service Learning): Spring 2002, Fall 2003
    Phenomenology: Fall 2002
    Philosophy of Art: Fall 2002
    Feminism: Spring 2003
University of California, Riverside.  Summer 1993.
     Contemporary Moral Issues (Lower division).
California State University, San Bernadino.  1995-1996.
     Introduction to Asian Philosophy (Lower division).
     Classics in Asian Philosophy (Upper division).
     Critical Thinking  (Lower division)
The University of Redlands, Winter 1996.
     Eastern Philosophy (Upper division).
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PUBLICATIONS

Kitarō Nishida in der Philosophie des 20. Jahrhunderts (Kitaro Nishida in the 20th Century Philosophy), Rolf Elberfeld and Yōko Arisaka (eds), Freiburg: Alber-Verlag, 2014

 

Prophetischer Pragmatismus: Eine Einführung in das Denken von Cornel West (Prophetic Pragmatism: Introduction to the Thoughts of Cornel West), Jürgen Manemann, Yoko Arisaka, Volker Drell, Anna Maria Hauk, Paderborn: Fink Verlag 2013

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

“Modern Japanese Philosophy: Historical Contexts and Cultural Implications.” Philosophical Traditions, forthcoming 2014

“Positioning Nishida Philosophy” (in Japanese, Touzai wo koete: Nishida tetsugaku no ichi-zuke wo megutte). Davis, Bret, and Masakatsu, Fujita, ed. Sekai no Naka no Nihon no Tetsugaku (Japanese Philosophy in Global Context). Showa-Do Publ. 2004.
“Exoticism and the Phenomenology of Racial Desire.”  Passions of the Color Line. David Kim, ed. SUNY Press. 2004.
“Contributions of Overseas Japanese.”  Japanese Philosophy Abroad.  James Heisig, ed. Nanzan University Press. 2004.  pp. 84-97.
“Being-in-the-World and the Female Body: Phenomenology and Feminism” (in Japanese, Sekai-nai-sonzai to josei no shintai wo megutte). Gensho-gaku to 21-seiki no Chi. (Phenomenology in the 21st Century)  Shoji Nagataki ed. Nakanishiya Shuppan. 2004.
Postcolonialism in East Asia.” Historical Companion to Postcolonial Literatures. Prem Kumar Podder and D.W. Johnson, eds. Columbia UP and Edinburgh UP. 2004.
“Women and Water: Homeplace, Technology, and Transformation.” Technology and Cultural Values: On the Edge of the Third Millenium, Peter Hershock and Roger T. Ames eds. University of Hawaii Press. 2003.
“Women and Water:  At the Crossroads of Critical Theory and Technology.”  New Critical Theory: Essays on Liberation.  Jeffrey Paris, William Wilkerson, edsRowman and Littlefield.  2001.
“Asian Women: Invisibility, Locations, and Claims to Philosophy.” Women of Color and Philosophy: A Critical Reader.  Naomi Zack, ed.  Blackwell, 2000.  pp. 219-223.
“System and Existence: Nishida's Logic of Place” in Logique du lieu et depassement de la modernite.  Augustin Berque, edOusia, Brussels: 1999.  pp 40-65.
“Beyond East and West: Nishida’s Universalism and a Postcolonial Critique.”  Reprinted in Border Crossings: Toward a Comparative Political Theory. Fred Dallmayr, ed.  Lexington Books Lanham: 1999.  pp. 236-252
Jeimusu to Nishida no Junsuikeiken-ron.” (The Theories of Pure Experience in James and Nishida), in Japanese.  Nishida Tetsugaku wo Manabu Hito no Tameni. (Introduction to Nishida’s Philosophy: A Collection of Essays.)  With Andrew Feenberg.  Akira Ômine, edSekai Shisô-sha.  Kyôto: 1996.  pp. 22-36.
“Experiential Ontology:  The Origins of the Nishida Philosophy in the Doctrine of Pure Experience.”  With Andrew Feenberg.  Reprinted in Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism 83.  The Gale Group.  Detroit: 1999.  pp. 304-323.

PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES
“Paradox of Dignity: Everyday Racism and the Failure of Multiculturalism.” Ethik und Gesellschaft 2/2010

“America ni Okeru Gijutsu Tetsugaku no Do-ko.”  (Introducing Philosophy of Technology in the Unites States, in Japanese)  Shiso July 2001.
“The Ontological Co-Emergence of ‘Self and Other’ in Japanese Philosophy.”  The Journal of Consciousness Studies 8: 5-7. 2001.  Pp. 197-208.
“Beyond East and West: Nishida’s Universalism and a Postcolonial Critique.”  The Review of Politics 59:3.  Summer 1997.  pp. 541-560.
“The Nishida Enigma: ‘The Principle of the New World Order.’”  Monumenta Nipponica 51:1.  Spring 1996.  pp. 81-99.
“Spatiality, Temporality, and the Problem of Foundation in Being and Time.”  Philosophy Today  40:1.  Spring 1996. pp. 36-46.
“On Heidegger’s Theory of Space: A Critique of Dreyfus.”  Inquiry 38:4. December 1995.  pp. 455-467.
“Experiential Ontology:  The Origins of the Nishida Philosophy in the Doctrine of Pure Experience.”  International Philosophical Quarterly 30:2.  With Andrew Feenberg.  June 1990.  pp. 173-205.

INVITED CONTRIBUTIONS
“Nishida Philosophy in the English, German, and French-Speaking Regions.” (in Japanese).  International Nishida Philosophy Association Newsletter. 2004
“Phenomenology in the United States” (America no Gensho-gaku, in Japanese).  Japan Phenomenological Review.  2003.
“What is Philosophy?  The Status of Non-Western Philosophy in the Profession.”  Guest Editor, American Philosophical Association Newsletter.  Fall 2001.
“America no Gureen Partii ni Tsuite” (On the Green Party, U.S. A., in Japanese) Kankyo to Bunmei Newsletter 9: 1. 2001. [Environment and Culture]
“Crashing the Tea Party,” An interview, in A Parliament of Minds, Michael Tobias, Patrick Fitzgerald, and David Rothenberg, eds.  SUNY Press, 2000.  pp. 212-219.
“Nishida Kitaro.”  A Companion to the Philosophers.  Robert Arrington, ed.  Blackwell. 1998.  pp. 652-655.
BOOK REVIEWS
“Zen Politics: Rude Awakenings: Zen, the Kyoto School, & the Question of  Nationalism.”  J. Heisig and J. Maraldo, eds.  The Review of Politics 59:3.  Summer 1997.
“Modernity, Technology, and Difference: Alternative Modernity: The Technical Turn in Philosophy and Social Theory.”  By Andrew Feenberg.  Research in Philosophy and Technology. Vol. 16, 1996.

TRANSLATION
“The Principle of the New World Order.”  By Kitarô Nishida.  Monumenta Nipponica  51:1.  Spring 1996. pp. 100-105.
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CONFERENCES AND PRESENTATIONS

(2011-2013 not fully updated)

“Introduction to Modern Japanese Philosophy: Historical Contexts and Cultural Implications.” Royal Institute of Philosophy London Lecture Series, October 2012.

“What is Philosophy: The Use and Abuse of Universalism in Modern Japanese Philosophy.” International Conference: What is Philosophy? University of Zurich. January 2011.

“Das Paradox der Würde: Alltäglicher Rassismus und das Scheitern des Multikulturalismus“ (Paradox of Dignity: Everyday Racism and the Failure of

            Multiculturalism“)  Forschungsinstitut für Philosophie Hannover Fellow Vortrag (Fiph Fellow Public Lecture)  November 2010.

„Angst vor den Anderen: Eine philosophische Einführung in den ‚Race Discourse.’“ Forschungsinstitut für Philosophie Hannover Fellow Vortrag

(Fiph Fellow Public Lecture)  June 2010.

“Neue Bildungsperspektiven: “Service-Learning.” Forschungsinstitut für Philosophy Hannover Fellow Vortrag. (Fiph Fellow Public Lecture) February 2010.

“Contributions of Overseas Japanese.” 12th Nanzan Symposium on Redefining Philosophy.  Nanzan University, Nagoya.  June 2004.
"On Kasulis' Intimacy and Integrity." Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy session at the American Catholic Philosophical Association Meeting.  Houston.  November 2003.
"Philosophy of Sustainability."  East-West Center Pacific Rim Leadership Program.  Honolulu, Hawaii.  September 2003.
"Taking Suffering Seriously: Implications of the Kyoto School Ontology of Absolute Nothingness."  World Congress of Philosophy.  Istanbul, Turkey. August 2003.
"Concept of Nature and Human Beings in Asian Philosophy." Status of Asian and Asian-American Philosophies and Philosophers session, World Congress of Philosophy.  Istanbul, Turkey. August 2003
Panelist, "Philosophical Jam Session" at the Forum session (Denmark), World Congress of Philosophy.  Istanbul, Turkey. August 2003
"Nishida's System: Absolute Nothingness and the Problem of Culture/Politics."  Groupe de recherches sur la philosophie de Nishida et alerntours.  INALCO, Paris VIII, Paris, France.  June 2003
"Status of Nishida Scholarship Abroad" (Nishida Tetsugaku: Kaigai-Hokoku, in Japanese). International Nishida Philosophy Association Inaugural Conference.  Kyoto, Japan.  June 2003.
"What is Philosophy?" (Tetsugaku tte Nani? in Japanese) Yamagishi Experimental Community, Mie-Prefecture, Japan. June 2003.
"Mapping and Revisiting the Fundamental Metaphysical Questions Today."  Keynote, Seattle University Philosophy Club Conference: Contemporary Appraisals of Traditional Metaphysics. May 2003
"Exoticism Revisited."  American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting.  San Francisco.  March 2003
"Transcendental Framework and Its Justification in Analyzing Consciousness."  Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.  March 2003.
"Clarifying Ontological Commitments: The First- and Third-Person Approaches to Consciousness." University of Tokyo Philosophy Colloquium.  Tokyo, Japan.  January 2003.
"After Critical Theory."  Roundtable, Radical Philosophy Association Meeting.  Brown University.  Providence.  November 2002.
“On McCumber’s Time in the Ditch and the Current Status of Philosophy in the U.S.” Colloquium, Kobe University.  Kobe, Japan.  June 2002.
“Ethics, Evironment, and Appropriate Technology.” Colloquium, Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University.  Kyoto, Japan.  June 2002.
“Philosophical Perspectives on Sustainability.”  4th Japan-U.S. Seminar on Sustainable Communities and Sustainable Society.  Honolulu, Hawaii.  June 2002.
“The Embodiment of Cultural Selves.”  The Phenomenological Bridge between Asia and the West Conference.  Florida Atlantic University.  May 2002.
“Teaching Feminism: Including Asian Women” for the session sponsored by the APA Committee on Teaching.  APA Pacific Division Meeting.  March 2002.
“How Political is Nishida’s System?”  Center for Japanese Studies Colloquium, UCLA.  March 2002.
“On Fred Dallmayr’s Alternative Visions: A Contribution to Philosophical Dialogue.” Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy Meeting.  Goucher College, Maryland. October 2001
“The Ontological Confusion in the Recent Theories of Consciousness.”  Intentionality and Experience: Meeting of the Association for Phenomenology and Cognitive Science.  Copenhagen, Denmark. June 2001.
“The Dialectical Foundation of Ethics in Japanese Philosophy.”  Academie du Midi Conference: Ethics East and West.  Alet-les-Bains, France.  June 2001.
“Asian Women and the Power of Racial Exoticism.”  Critical Theory and Race: Contesting the Racial Contract.  Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana.  March 2001.
“Asian Women and the Phenomenology of Racialized Desire.”  Conference: Passions of the Color Line: Emotion and Power in Racial Construction.  University of San Francisco.  March 2001.
“Cute Robots and Helper Androids: Philosophical Reflections on the Humanoid Robotics Technology in Japan.”  American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting, New York City.  December 2000.
“Final Remarks,” Colloquium: Phenomenological and Experiential Approaches to Cognition, CREA Ecole Polytechnique, Paris.  June 2000.
“Three Ontologies of the ‘First-Person’ in Consciousness Studies: Philosophy of Mind, Phenomenology, and Japanese Philosophy.”  Toward a Science of Consciousness Conference: Tucson 2000.  Tucson, Arizona. April 2000.
“Women and Water: At the Crossroads of Critical Theory and Technology,” Center for European Studies, U.C. Berkeley.  March 2000.
“Carrying Water: Homeplace, Women, and a Possibility of Technological Transformation.”  The 8th East-West Philosophers’ Conference, East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii.  January 2000.
“The Ontology of the ‘First-Person’ Approaches to Consciousness:  Contributions from Phenomenology.”  Philosophy Colloquium.  University of California, Santa Cruz.  November 1999.
“Women Carrying Water: At the Crossroads of Technology and Critical Theory.”  Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy 38th Annual Meeting.  Eugene, Oregon. October 1999.
“Japanese Philosophy and War,” Philosophy Department Series on “War and Philosophy.”  University of San Francisco.  September 1999.
“Nishida and the Philosophy of Mind.”  Philosophy Colloquium.  The University of Tokyo at Komaba.  Tokyo.  June 1999.
“Consciousness and Ontology: A View from Japanese Philosophy.”  Toward a Science of Consciousness: Fundamental Approaches.  Tokyo.  May 1999.
“Philosophy and the Arts,” with Fr. Tom Lucas, S.J.  University of San Francisco.  April 1999.
“The Technological Transformation of Place: Miki’s Philosophy of Technology.”  Society for Philosophy and Technology and Society for Philosophy and Geography joint meeting, American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting.  Berkeley, March 1999.
“Corporeality and Worldhood: Nishida, Watsuji, and Merleau-Ponty.”  Society for Comparative and Asian Philosophy Meeting, American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting.  Washington D.C.  December 1998.
“Miki’s Theory of Technology.”  With Andrew Feenberg.  Japan-U.S. Phenomenology Conference.  Denver.  October 1998.
“Cultural Comparison, Philosophical Universalism and the Claim of Truth.”  Invited Session on Intercultural Session (Japan and China).  20th World Congress of  Philosophy.  Boston.  August 1998.
“Nishida and Japanese Nationalism.”  Conference:  Japan’s War Memories: Amnesia or Concealment?   Japan Policy Research Institute and University of San Francisco.  April 1998.
“On James Kellenberger’s Relationship Morality.”  Author Meets Critics Session, American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting.  Los Angeles.  March 1998.
“Nishida’s Existential Dialectic.” Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Centre de Recherches sur le Japon Contemporain.  Paris.  November 1997.
“Question of Universalism: Japanese Philosophy’s Encounter with European Modernity.”  Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Centre de Recherches sur le Japon Contemporain.  Paris.  November 1997.
“System and Existence: Nishida’s Encounter with Modernity.”  Conference: Logique du Lieu et Depassement de la Modernite.  Paris.  October 1997.
“Nishida’s Universalism and Postcolonial Critique.”  Philosophy Department Colloquium.  University of San Francisco.  April 1997.
“The Politics of Sameness and Difference:  The East Asian Case.”  North American Society for Social Philosophy Group Meeting, in conjunction with the American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting.  Berkeley.  March 1997.
“The Tyranny of Modernity: Japanese and Korean Women in the Postcolonial Context.”  Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy Group Meeting, in conjunction with the American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting.  Berkeley.  March 1997.
“The Nishida Enigma: Philosophy and Imperialism in Japan in the 1940s.”  San Jose State University Philosophy Department Colloquium.  October 1996.
“The Politics of Representing Nishida’s Politics.”  Conference:  Colonialism, Nationalism, and Modernity in East Asia.  University of California, Santa Cruz. October 1996.
“Nishida’s Universalism in the Context of Postcolonial Critique.”  Japanese/American Phenomenology Conference: The Possibility of Cross-Cultural Communication.  Sendai, Japan.  September 1996.
“Beyond ‘East and West’: Postcoloniality and a Possibility of Philosophical Dialogue in East Asia.”  Third Annual Meeting of the International Association for Asian Philosophy and Religion.  Taipei, Taiwan.  May 1996.
“Being-in-the-World and Japanese Philosophy: Watsuji and Heidegger.”  Canadian Society for the Study of European Ideas, in conjunction with the Canadian Learned  Societies Conference.  Montreal.  June 1995.
“Culture, Experience and Rationality: Nishida and Heidegger.”  Philosophical Collaborations Conference.  Oregon State University.  April 1995.
“The Environment and the Mediated Self: The Theories of Milieu in Watsuji and Berque.”  Society for Philosophy and Geography meeting, in conjunction with the American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting.  March 1995.
“Commentary on Swensen’s ‘Incompatible Obligations.’” American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting.  March 1995.
“Human Beings and Nature in a Japanese Context: Watsuji’s Theory of Milieu.” California State University San Bernadino.  March 1995.  The University of Redlands.  October 1995.
“Spatiality, Temporality, and the Problem of Foundation in Being and Time.”  32nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy. New Orleans.  October 1993.
“Haiku, Nishida, and Heidegger: Toward a New Metaphysics of Experience.” Biannual International East Meets West Conference.  Long Beach, CA. April 1993.
Jeimusu to Nishida ni okeru Junsuikeiken-ron.” (James, Nishida, and the Doctrine of Pure Experience”)  In Japanese, in a bilingual presentation with Andrew Feenberg.  Colloquium for Nishida Studies Research Group (Nishida Kenkyû-kai).  Unokechô, Japan.  August 1991.

OTHER INVITED WORKSHOP AND PANEL PARTICIPATION
“Souls, Minds, Chemicals: The Idea of the Human in the Next 50 Years.”  The Last Lecture Series, University of San Francisco.  April 2000.
Workshop participant, Conference on Human Consciousness, Fetzer Institute.  Kalamazoo, September 1999.
Participant, “Values in the World of Facts,” The Kira Institute Summer School.  Amherst, July-August 1999.
Panelist, Fides et Ratio: The Reception of an Encyclical--A Symposium, University of San Francisco, April-May, 1999.
“A Path Between Realism and Social Constructivism.”  Friday Department Reading.  Philosophy Department.  University of San Francisco.  October 1998.
Roundtable Participant:  Women in the Classroom.  Special Session by the Committee on the Status of Women.  American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting. Los Angeles.  March 1998.
Workshop: “On Brian Smith’s On the Origin of Objects: Computer Science,  Cognitive Psychology and Phenomenology.”  Stanford, CA.  December 1995.
Discussion Panelist and Translator, International Institute for Advanced Studies Symposium:  “Translatability of Culture.” 
Kyôto, Japan.  September 1991.
Discussion Panelist, International Symposium in Philosophy: “Wohin gehören Orient und Okzident? --Ausgehend vom Denken Kitaro Nishidas und Martin Heideggers.” 
Unokechô, Japan.  September 1991.

ORGANIZER
Organizer and Chair, "War and Philosophers."  The American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting.  San Francisco. March 2003.
Symposium Organizer (in conjunction with the Center for the Pacific Rim) and Chair, “Creating a Sustainable Society --Junkan Shakai--in Japan and the United States: The Vision and the Path.”  University of San Francisco.  March 2002.
Organizer and Chair, “At the Intersection of Phenomenology and Cognitive Science.” The American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting. Seattle. March 2002.
Organizer, “How Philosophy Lost Two Centuries: What Happened to the Renaissance?” The American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting. Seattle. March 2002.
Organizer and Chair, “Virtue Ethics from a Global Perspective.”  The American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting.  San Francisco. March 2001.
Organizer and Paricipant, “Technology, Modernization, and Philosophy: Japan’s Case.”  The American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting.  New York. December 2000.
Organizer and Chair, “Symposium: The Status of Non-Western Philosophy in the Profession.” Sponsored by the Committee on the Status of Asian and Asian-American Philosophers.  The American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting.  Albuquerque, New Mexico.  April 2000
Local organizer and chair of two sessions, The 11th Biennial International Conference for the Society for Philosophy and Technology. San Jose, July 1999.
Colloquium organization.  "Distance Learning: Promise or Threat?"  University of San Francisco.  April 1999.

OTHER PRESENTATION
“Still Life” (acrylic) at the Faculty and Staff Art Exhibit, Thacher Gallery, University of San Francisco, March, 1999.
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INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH GROUPS

Member, Japan-U.S. Sustainability Research Group (2000-2002)  Funded by the Japan Foundation.  A two year project by six U.S. researchers and six Japanese participants from environmental engineering, environmental policy, non-profit, non-government organization, and philosophy.

Member, International research project, “The Overcoming of Modernity, Yesterday and Today.”  Director Augustin Berque.  Centre de Recherches sur le Japon Contemporain, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, and the International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto, Japan.  1994-2000.
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SERVICE

University of San Francisco:
Department:
Philosophy Search Committee (2000, 2001, 2002)
Philosophy Department Sub-Committee on Part-Time Instructors (1998-Present)
Arts and Sciences:
Co-Chair, Humanities Advisory Board (2003-)
Faculty Development Lunch (2001)
International Studies Committee (1999-2001)
Faculty Mentor for John Nelson (2000)
Committee for the selection of the USF Representative to the West Point Ethics Conference (1999)
Phonathon (1997, 1998, 1999, 2002)
Search Committee for the Performing Arts (1998)
Humanities Advisory Board (1996-present)
University:
Gleeson Library Associates Board member (2003)
Search Committee for the Vice President of University Life (2002)
Freshmen Orientation Panel: “Perspectives from the Faculty”
PATF Steering Committee (2001-2002)
 Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees (1999-2001)
 Ad-Hoc Committee for the Design of the New Academic Center Building (1999)
 General Education Curriculum Committee (1998)
 Faculty Advisor, USF Otaku Japanese Film Club (1998)
Multicultural Action Plan (1996-2000)

Professional:
Board member and Webmaster, International Nishida Philosophy Association (2003-)
Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy Diversity Committee (2002-2004)
The American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Program Committee (2000-2003)
Member, Committee on the Status of Asians, American Philosophical Association (1999-2001)
Coordinating board member, Society for Philosophy and Geography (1996-present)
Conference Organizing Committee and Local organizer, Society for Philosophy and Technology 1999 Conference
Associate Editor, Philosophy and Geography (1996-present)
Reviewer, SUNY Press, Series in Modern Japanese Philosophy
Reviewer, Hypatia
Advisory Board Member, Association for Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences
Editorial Board Member, Phenomenology and Cognitive Science
Editorial Board Member, The Asia-Pacific E-Journal
Board Member, Society for Philosophy and Technology
Advisory Board, Philosophy and Social Action
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ACADEMIC AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Davies Forum Fellowship for the Seminar, “Our Food, Our Society: Exploration of American Values,” University of San Francisco.  Fall 2001.
Syllabus Development Fellowship, University of San Francisco.  December 2000.
National Science Foundation for the American Philosophical Association Diversity and Technology Grant, for the panel, “Technology, Modernization, and Philosophy: Japan’s Case.”  December 2000.
Associate Research Fellowship, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), in conjunction with Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Centre de Recherches sur le Japon Contemporain.  Paris, Fall 1997.
University of California
Resident Fellow, University of California Humanities Research Institute.  Project: “Colonialism and Modernity: The Cases of Korea, Japan, and China.”  Spring 1995.
 President’s Dissertation-Year Fellowship.  1994-1995.
University of California, Riverside
 Distinguished Scholars Fellowship.  1989-1992.
 Resident Fellow, Center for Ideas and Society.  Fall 1991.
San Diego State University
 Outstanding Graduate Award in Philosophy.  1988.
 San Diego State Academic Scholarship. 1986-1988.
Mira Costa College
 Medal of Honor for Academic Excellence.  1985.
 James Crumley Award in Art.  1985.
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PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

American Philosophical Association
Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy
International Nishida Philosophy Association
Society for Philosophy and Geography
Society for Philosophy and Technology
Society for Comparative and Asian Philosophy



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