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KINA Ikue

 
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NameKINA Ikue
Nicknamehandle0124062
e-mailikuekinall.u-ryukyu.ac.jp
AffiliationUniversity of the Ryukyus
SectionFaculty of Global and Regional Studies international language culture program
Job titleProfessor
DegreePhD (English)(Indiana University of Pennsylvania (US))
Research funding number20284945

Research Interests

 
diaspora , island culture , languages and literatures in borderland(s) , Okinawa , Chicano/a , Native American , American Women Writers , ethnic Literature in the U.S. , critical theories

Research Areas

 
  • Literature / Literature in general / ecofeminist literature
  • Gender / Gender / gender studies
  • Literature / Literature in English / American literature
  • Area studies / Area studies / American studies

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Apr 2018
 - 
Today
Professor, Global Language and Literature Program, Faculty of Global and Regional Studies, U of the Ryukyus
 
Apr 2015
 - 
Today
Director, Gender Equality Promotion Office, University of the Ryukyus
 
Apr 2013
 - 
Mar 2019
Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Okinawan Studies Editorial Committee, University of the Ryukyus
 
Apr 2016
 - 
Mar 2018
Professor, Dept of Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Law and Letters, U of the Ryukyus
 
Apr 2010
 - 
Mar 2016
Professor, International Institute for Okinawa Studies, U of the Ryukyus
 

Education

 
1991
 - 
2000
English, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
 

Committee Memberships

 
Aug 2018
 - 
Today
American Studies Association (US)  A Managing Editor for American Quarterly
 
Jun 2018
 - 
Jun 2019
The Japanese Association for American Studies  a board member
 
Sep 2008
 - 
Aug 2012
ASLE-Japan  Vice President
 
Sep 2005
 - 
Aug 2007
ASLE-Japan  Secretary General
 
Sep 2002
 - 
Aug 2007
ASLE-Japan  Associate Secretary
 

Awards & Honors

 
Apr 2007
Fulbright Visiting Researcher, 2007 Fulbright Research Grant, Japan-U.S. Educational Commission
 

Published Papers

 
Transformation from "Southern Island" to "Shima": Island Communities and Women in the Literature of Tami Sakiyama
KINA Ikue
Juncture: Transdisciplinary Japanese Studies   8 14-27   2017   [Refereed][Invited]
“Postwar U.S. Presence in Okinawa and Border Imagination: Stories of Eiki Matayoshi and Tami Sakiyama.”
KINA Ikue
The Japanese Journal of American Studies   27 189-210   Jun 2016   [Refereed][Invited]
The Gaze of the Occupiers: The Postwar Experience of Okinawa, Japan, and the United States
Kina Ikue
AMERICAN QUARTERLY   68(2) 443-455   Jun 2016   [Refereed]
The Politics of Reproduction in Postwar Okinawa: Fertility Transitions under US Rule and Women's Negotiation
Kina Ikue
AMERICAN QUARTERLY   68(2) 443-455   Jun 2016   [Refereed]
A Crowd Coming across Each Other: Music and US Military Bases in Postwar Japan, 1945-1958
Kina Ikue
AMERICAN QUARTERLY   68(2) 443-455   Jun 2016   [Refereed]

Misc

 
Translation "A Landscape of Words: the One in between Appa, Anna and Obaa" by Tami Sakiyama
KINA Ikue
My Postwar Life: New Writings from Japan and Okinawa (Chicago Quarterly Review)   189-191   2012   [Invited]
Translation "Passing int Twilight Alley" by Tami Sakiyama
KINA Ikue
My Postwar Life: New Writings from Japan and Okinawa (Chicago Quarterly Review)   176-187   2012   [Invited]
Language to Listen to the Voices from the Chasm: Memories and Correspondences in Tami Sakiyama's Kuja Stories
KINA Ikue
Suisei-tsushin   4(3) 58-65   2008   [Refereed]

Books etc

 
The 21st Century Survey of American Literature: Changing Americanism
HAYASE Hironori (Part:Contributor, Chicano/a Literature)
Eiho-sha Publishing   Mar 2018   ISBN:9784269520073
Gender Studies in Okinawa 3: Crossroads of Identities
KINA Ikue (Part:Editor, Introduction. "Interactive Stories of Others: Islands as Borderlands or Crossroads")
Otsuki Shoten Publisher   Mar 2016   
Gender Studies in Okinawa: Legal, Social, and Bodily Institutions
KINA Ikue (Part:Joint Editor, Introduction. "Gender and Institutions in Okinawa: Toward Transcending the Memory of Violence")
Otsuki Shoten Publisher   Mar 2015   
Thinking of Environment in Literary Perspectives: A Guidebook to Ecocriticism
ODANI Kazuaki (Part:Contributor, Karen Tei Yamashita, "I, Kitty")
Bensei Publishing   Nov 2014   ISBN:9784585290803
Gender Studies in Okinawa: Approaches to Tradition
KINA Ikue (Part:Editor, Introduction. Okinawa and Gender: Prayer from Tradition)
Otsuki Shoten Publisher   Mar 2014   

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Feeling Memory of War That Islands Remember: Ecofeminist Reading of Okinawan literature toward Demilitarization of Islands
KINA Ikue
2018 International Symposium on Literature and Environment, East Asia   20 Oct 2018   ASLE-Taiwan
Trajectories of Cross-Cultural Contact in English Education in Okinawa [Invited]
KINA Ikue
Tsukuba Society for English Education   13 Oct 2018   Tsukuba Society for English Education
"Anthropocene and the Other: Gender and Literature as a Perspective for Resistance,” [Invited]
KINA Ikue
The English Literary Society of Japan: the Regional Branch of Chubu District   28 Oct 2017   The English Literary Society of Japan: the Regional Branch of Chubu District
Pedagogy for Decolonizing Bodies and Language for Indigenous Okinawan Women: Storytelling as Activism. [Invited]
KINA Ikue
Radical Transnational Feminisms Research Seminar (U of Michigan)   19 Mar 2017   
Women's Roles in Continuity and Transformation of Island Communities: Tami Sakiyama's Literary Imagination and Sense of Place [Invited]
KINA Ikue
Culturally Mediated Environmental Issues in East Asia (Nagoya U)   Jul 2014   

Association Memberships

 
Association for American Studies , Multiethnic Studies Association , Association for Literature and Environment in Japan , THE AMERICAN LITERATURE SOCIETY OF JAPAN , JAPANESE ASSOCIATION FOR AMERICAN STUDIES , THE ENGLISH LITERARY SOCIETY OF JAPAN

Research Grants & Projects

 
Narratives of Intolerance in Contemporary US and Restoration of Diversity by the Concepts of Border Culture
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: Apr 2019 - Mar 2022    Investigator(s): KINA Ikue
American Globalism and Social and Cultural Transformation of Islands
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: Apr 2016 - Mar 2019    Investigator(s): KINA Ikue
Politics of "Homelands": Studies in Belonging and Transcending
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: Apr 2016 - Mar 2019    Investigator(s): KOTANI Koji
Borderlands and Emergence of Literary Genres in American Ethnic-Minority Literature
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: Apr 2012 - Mar 2015    Investigator(s): KINA Ikue
Theorizing and Historicizing Literary Correspondence: Interrelations of Humans and Nature
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: Apr 2012 - Mar 2015    Investigator(s): NODA Kenichi

Social Contribution

 
Board member for Gender Equality in Okinawa Prefecture (Chair)
[Others]  Okinawa Prefecture  11 Mar 2019 - Today
Himeyuri Peace Museum (Language Advisor)
[Advisor, Others]  Himeyuri Peace Museum  Exhibits Translation, English Language Advisor  1 Apr 2004 - Today
Okinawa Women Foundation (Board member)
[Others]  1 Apr 2018 - Today
Board member for Gender Equality in Okinawa Prefecture (Board member)
[Others]  Okinawa Prefecture  1 Apr 2016 - 31 Mar 2018
Himeyuri Peace Insititute Advisory Board member
[Advisor]  1 Apr 2018 - Today