Christina Laffin researches diaries, tales, poetry, and travel writing by women in premodern Japan. She has written about the life of the medieval poet Abutsu, coedited a bilingual book on nō drama, and coordinated the editing of a multi-volume anthology on Japanese history. Laffin and her colleague Ross King recently worked with six graduate students to translate a monograph by Saito Mareshi on Literary Sinitic and the birth of modern Japanese language. She is currently editing a series of short videos on premodern Japan (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfMvm0JFBb-tv68-nzl_y-A), coediting a textbook on Japanese poetry, and completing a collaborative, illustrated collection on birth, life, and death in the year 1103.

Premodern Japanese Literature
Women’s History
Advocacy
Development/Fundraising