Professor, Cultural Anthropology
Anne Allison is a Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Women’s Studies. She has worked on issues pertaining to contemporary Japan for over thirty years. These include: the Japanese nightlife, corporate capitalism, motherhood and the making of lunch-boxes, pornography, Japanese characters and the globalization of its pop culture (Power Rangers, Sailor Moon, tamagotchi, pokemon), economic decline and precarious labor and, most recently, new attitudes and practices regarding death. The author of four books (Nightwork, Permitted and Prohibited Desires, Millennial Monsters, Precarious Japan) she teaches courses on gender, sexuality, ethnography, and Intro to Cultural Anthropology. She likes: traveling the world—and the US—as much as she can. And she’s a mother of two adult sons.