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Japan, Fulbrights and Amish Quilts Chat: 9/14

Posted on September 13, 2018 | Filed under Archive

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Date: 9/14Time: 12:15 pm

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Interested in global studies and culture? Come have a lunchtime chat with Nao-Sensei and Professor Pamela Runestad about research abroad and being a steward of your home country. We will meet Friday, September 14, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in Campus Center Room 303 (pizza will be provided, please bring your own drink).

Nao Nomura is a professor of American Studies at Saitama University in Japan. Her research focuses on material culture of Amish communities in Lancaster, Pennsylvania – specifically quilts and other sewn items. She conducted fieldwork there as a Fulbright recipient in 2010-11, and prior to that she lived and worked in Lincoln, Nebraska, for seven years.

Pamela Runestad is a new assistant professor of Global Health Studies at Allegheny. Her research is on infectious disease and nutrition in Japan. She conducted fieldwork in Japan as a Fulbright recipient in 2010-11, and prior to that lived and worked in Japan for seven years.