Harvard University The Politics of Reconstruction in Post-3.11 Japan
Dr. Littlejohn holds a B.A. in Japanese from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, an M.Phil. in Social Anthropology from Oxford University, and a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from Harvard University. His research interests include political ecology and human-environment relations, material culture studies, the anthropology of disaster, and contemporary Japanese culture and society. He was recipient of a Harvard University Presidential Scholarship and awarded the Japan Foundation’s Japanese Studies Fellowship for his dissertation research. While at the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Dr. Littlejohn plans to complete his book manuscript on citizens’ engagement in post-disaster reconstruction in coastal Tōhoku following the earthquake and tsunami of 2011.