Anne Allison

Robert O. Keohane Professor of Cultural Anthropology (2006 - 2011)

Dr. Allison is a cultural anthropologist who researches the intersection between the political economy and imaginative dreamworld(s) of everyday life in contemporary Japan. She has published three books: Nightwork: Sexuality, Pleasure, and Corporate Masculinity in a Tokyo Hostess Club; Permitted and Prohibited Desires: Mothers, Comics, and Censorship in Japan and Millennial Monsters: Japanese Toys and the Global Imagination. Currently, she is researching Japanese kids, family, and affect in the 21st century.