Noriko J. Horiguchi is an associate professor in the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, specializing in modern Japanese literature. Her interests lie in postcolonial studies, gender studies, and film studies. Her monograph Women Adrift: The Literature of Japan’s Imperial Body (University of Minnesota Press 2011) analyzes how women figured in the expansion of the national body of the empire. This book won the Japan Foundation Book Subvention Award (New York, 2011).
Horiguchi has held various visiting appointments and has received several awards, including: Visiting Associate Professorship at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, 2009-2010); Visiting Scholarship at Tokyo University (Tokyo, 2007); Visiting Associate Professorship at Josai International University in Japan (Tokyo, 2009 to the present); and Association for Asian Studies Research Travel Grant (Ann Arbor, 2007).
She has been invited to give lectures on chapters of her book Women Adrift at the University of Pennsylvania Center for East Asian Studies Humanity Colloquium (2010, 2011); the Gender Colloquium at Tokyo University (2000, 2007); the Graduate School of Sociology at Tokyo University (2007); and the Image and Gender Research Group at Gakushuin University in Tokyo (2000). Horiguchi has also given invited lectures to graduate students at Waseda University, Hosei University, and Josai University in Tokyo.