I am a History PhD student studying early modern Japan. I study gender in early modern Japan, paying particular attention to the construction of femininities. My past work focused on fighting women, how they were portrayed in woodblock prints and literature, and how they participated in the Boshin War of 1868-1869.
My current project involves looking at how various life stages affected the construction of femininity. I seek to highlight the different expectations placed on women who were in different stages of their lives, and how these differing expectations affected the ways in which they were able to move about the world.