Daiwa Scholars in Japanese Studies 2016

Three Daiwa Scholars in Japanese Studies have been selected in the programme’s second year.

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Daiwa Scholars in Japanese Studies 2016

About the scholars

Izumi Braddick

Izumi Braddick was born in Tokyo and was educated there until the age of twelve, when she moved with her family to Australia. She achieved a double first in Japanese Language/Asian History and Archaeology/Biological Anthropology at the Australian National University in 2014, and was also awarded a Graduate Diploma for her exchange year at Kyoto University. In 2015, she completed an MA in Asia-Pacific Studies (Archaeology), also at the Australian National University. Izumi began a DPhil in Archaeology at the University of Oxford in October 2016. She became interested in the Jōmon era of Japanese history as a result of one of her first-year university archaeology assignments, for which she created a replica of a Jōmon clay figurine known as a “dogū”. For her PhD thesis, she will address the theme of violence and non-violence in Jōmon Japan. Her long-term career goal is to become a professor of Asian Archaeology, specialising in Japan.

Thomas Monaghan

Tom Monaghan was awarded an MA (Hons, first class) in History by the University of Edinburgh in 2012. On completing his MA he spent two years in Naoshima, Kagawa Prefecture, on the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme. On returning to the UK Tom started a two-year MA in Japanese Studies with Intensive Language at SOAS, University of London. His MA dissertation focused on aspects relating to the Satsuma domain during the Meiji Restoration, Saigō Takamori and the Satsuma Rebellion of 1877. He will spend one year at Tokyo University from September 2016 as a Postgraduate Foreign Research Student, carrying out research into this area and taking advantage of Japanese archives. His long-term aim is to undertake a PhD in his chosen area of Japanese history and to pursue a career as an academic.

Elizabeth Wormald

Liz Wormald completed a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at Birmingham City University in 2012. During her foundation degree she exhibited her photographic work in several student exhibitions and took evening classes in Japanese at the Brasshouse Language Centre, Birmingham. She completed a BA in Japanese Studies at Sheffield University in 2016. She spent her year abroad at Chuo University during the 2014/2015 academic year. Liz intends to undertake an MA at a university in Japan from April 2017. Her particular interests are Japanese female photographers of the 1990s, contemporary Japanese female artists’ responses to political and cultural issues, and how their work resonates with the public. Her long-term career aim is to work in art curation and UK-Japan artistic cultural exchange.

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