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MAHWAH, N.J. – Ramapo College of New Jersey will hold a panel discussion, “Images of Women in Contemporary Japanese Art and Popular Culture,” as part of Women’s Herstory Month. The event on Thursday, March 23 at 2:15 p.m. will be held in Friends Hall on the College’s campus. It will be presented in conjunction with two exhibitions in the Ramapo College Art Galleries in the Berrie Center, Forms and Effects: Ukiyo-e to Anime, and Manga and War.

Presentations include:
*Saving Japanese Women? Intersectionality, Appropriation, and Global Popular Culture

Dr. Neriko Doerr, Adjunct Professor of Anthropology, School of Social Science and Human Services, Faculty Fellow, Research and Engagement, Ramapo College

*Gazing Back: Japanese Women Artists Critique the Cute

Dr. Midori Yoshimoto, Gallery Director and Associate Professor of Art History, New Jersey City University

Discussant:  Bonnie Blake, Professor Graphic/Multimedia Design, School of Contemporary Arts, Ramapo College

All are invited to attend.

For more information, contact Sydney Jenkins, Director of the Art Galleries, at 201-684-7147.


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education.


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