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Mark Lincicome is associate professor and chair of the Department of History at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he has taught Asian history since 1991. He has also directed the study abroad and Asian Studies programs at Holy Cross. A specialist in modern Japanese history, he earned a Ph.D. from the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago in 1985. Before joining the Holy Cross faculty, Lincicome served as associate director of the Asian Studies program at the University of Pittsburgh (1988-1991) and as executive director of the Japan America Society of Chicago (1985-1988).
Lincicome is the author of two books and numerous published articles, most of which focus on the history of educational thought, practice, and politics in modern Japan. His most recent book, Imperial Subjects as Global Citizens: Nationalism, Internationalism and Education in Japan, appeared in 2009.
Since his first trip to Japan in 1973, Lincicome has spent the equivalent of eight years living, working, and conducting research in that country. His professional travels have also taken him to 13 other countries throughout the Asia-Pacific. Mark will be on the September 14 departure.
Carol Morland is a Japanese art historian, with special expertise in the painting of the Edo period. She has taught courses in East and Southeast Asian art at the University of Michigan, the University of Washington, Nanzan University (Nagoya, Japan), Temple University Japan (Tokyo), and the University of Hawaii. In addition, Carol has been an editor for Orientations in Hong Kong and has translated Japanese articles for that magazine and other publications. Most recently, she was an assistant curator at the Honolulu Museum of Art, where she focused on the museumís collection of ukiyo-e. Carol holds an M.A. in Japanese Studies and a Ph.D. in Japanese art history from the University of Michigan. She has two decades of experience living, working, and studying in Japan and China. Current research topics include the changing concepts of Japanese portraiture in the early modern period and the rise of amateur painting circles in the Nagoya area during the 19th and 20th centuries. Carol will be leading the September 25, 2013 departure, as well as the September 2014 departure.
Jonathan M. Hall is a film researcher and curator in Media Studies at Pomona College in Claremont, California. An expert in Japanese film culture, Jonathan's research profile extends to avant-garde art and digital technology on the one hand and to film's intersections with literature and history on the other. He is interested in how Japanese arts both express and question dominant culture. In the mid 1990s, Jonathan co-curated JPEX: Japanese Experimental Film, 1955-now, the most extensive program of Japanese experimental film to tour outside Japan. Jonathan has also taught at the University of Chicago, the University of California, and the National University of Fine Arts and Music in Tokyo. He pursued his graduate work simultaneously at the University of Tokyo and the University of California Santa Cruz. Jonathan will be leading the May 2014 departure.
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