Barbara Greene is an Assistant Professor who teaches courses on Japanese literature, popular culture, and media studies at Tokyo International University. Before joining the faculty at TIU, she taught at Southwest University in Beibei (PRC) and the University of Arizona. Her research focuses on the intersection of popular media and collective memory, as well as Freudo-Marxist explorations of contemporary literature. She has recently published articles on the work of Mishima Yukio and Murakami Haruki for Crifique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, contributed a chapter for Manga and Politics – The Visual Literacy of Statecraft, and has articles forthcoming in Film International and the Japanese Journal of Religious Studies. She received her Ph. D in East Asian Studies from the University of Arizona, her master’s degree in War Studies from King’s College London (Pass with Distinction), and her bachelor’s degree in East Asian Studies and International Studies from the University of Illinois – Urbana.