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Sophia University 
Faculty of Liberal Arts 
Department of Liberal Arts 

Associate Professor 
Drott Edward 

Work experience
Reischauer Instiute for Japanese Studies Harvard University  Postdoctoral Fellow  2006/09/01-2007/06/30 
Dartmouth College Religion Dept.  Lecturer  2007/09/01-2009/06/30 
Dartmouth College Masters in Liberal Arts Program  Lecturer  2008/03/01-2008/06/30 
University of Missouri Dept. of Religious Studies  Assistant Professor  2009/08/01-2014/08/31 
国際日本文化研究センター  共同研究員  2018/08/29-2019/03/31 

Academic degrees
M.A.  University of Pennsylvania  1992/08/07 
Ph.D  University of Pennsylvania  2005/08/05 

Current state of research and teaching activities
My research explores the role of the body in religion and the role of religious ideology and practice in producing knowledge about the body. My recent publications have examined the ways in which religious ideas and practices helped shape perceptions of old age in early and medieval Japan. I have also published on the intersections of religious and medical knowledge in premodern Japan. I teach courses on the history of Buddhism, Japanese religions, and religion and the body. 

Research Areas
Religious studies 

Research keywords
Japanese Religions, Religion and the Body, Religion and Medicine 

Bibliography
Buddhism and the Transformation of Old Age in Medieval Japan  Edward R. Drott  University of Hawai`i Press  2016 
Overcoming Illness with Insight: Kokan Shiren’s Treatise on the Nature of Illness and Its Manifestations  Edward R. Drott  Columbia University Press  2017 
Bukkyō igaku to jukyō igaku no kiro de: Manase Dōsan no Rōjinmon  Edward Drott  Takeda kagaku shinkō zaidan  2015 
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Papers
Aging Bodies, Minds and Selves: Representations of Senile Dementia in Japanese Film  Edward R. Drott  Journal of Aging Studies  2018/12 
'To Tread on High Clouds’: Dreams of Eternal Youth in Early Japan  Edward R. Drott  Japanese Journal of Religious Studies  2015 
‘Care Must be Taken’: Defilement, Disgust and the Aged Body in Early Japan  Edward R. Drott  Journal of Religion in Japan  Brill  2015 
Aging in Medieval Japanese Buddhism  Edward R. Drott  Religion Compass  John Wiley & Sons  2015/01 
Review: The Face of Jizō: Image and Cult in Medieval Japanese Buddhism. By Hank Glassman. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press, 2012. xii + 292 pages. ISBN (cloth) 978 0 8248 3443 2; ISBN (paper) 978 0 8248 3581 1  Edward R. Drott  Journal of Religion in Japan  Brill  2013 
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Research presentations
Religion and Japanese Culture  EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation  2018/09/19 
Buddhist Perspectives on Old Age in Premodern Japan  Eighth Annual Conference on Aging & Society  2018/09/18 
“Buddhism and the Transformation of Old Age in Medieval Japan.” Meet the Authors: New Books in Japanese Religions  Annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion (AAR)  2017/11/18 
Aging Bodies, Minds and Selves: Perspectives on Senile Dementia in Japan and North America  Symposium: A Fascination with Otherness (not only first) Impressions of the Cultures of Japan and the Western World  2017/04/28 
Buddhism and the Transformation of Old Age in Medieval Japan  Institute for Comparative Culture Lecture Series  2016/10/17 
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Prizes
Japan Foundation Fellowship  2012/08 
NEH Summer Stipend  2012/06 
JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research in Japan  2011/06 
Harvard Postdoctoral Fellowship in Japanese Studies  2006 
Japanese Government Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Scholarship  2002 
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Social activities
Monumenta Nipponica Steering Committee  2018-Present 
Executive Committee of Asian Studies Conference in Japan (Tokyo, Japan)  2017-Present 
Organizing Committee, 2018 Aging & Society meeting, Toyo University  2017-2018/09/19 
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Memberships of academic societies
Associate in Research, Reischauer Institute, Harvard University 
Association for Asian Studies 
American Academy of Religion 
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