Associate Professor of Japanese

Professor Ikeda teaches pre-modern Japanese literature (WLIT 109), Japanese Popular Culture and Globalization (JAPN 095), & War Memory & Trauma in Japanese Literature (WLIT 195) in the Fall and Modern Japanese literature (WLIT 119) and Fiction in Japanese (JAPN 296) in the Spring.



Professor Ikeda’s book Okinawan War Memory: Transgenerational Trauma and the Fiction of Medoruma Shun (Routledge, 2014) analyzes representations of war memory and trauma in the imaginative fiction of Okinawan writer Medoruma Shun, His related article “Geographically-Proximate Postmemory: Sites of War and the Enabling of Vicarious Narration in Medoruma Shun's Fiction” (2013) in the International Journal of Okinawan Studies (IJOS) elaborates second-generation war trauma in sites of war. Professor Ikeda’s translation of Medoruma’s “Mabuigumi” (Spirit Stuffing) appears in the literary journal Fiction International (2007), and in Living Spirit: Literature and Resurgence in Okinawa (2011).



  • Ph.D., University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2007


  • 802-656-1044
Office Location:

Rm. 303, 479 Main Street

Office Hours:

Monday & Wednesday: 1:00-2:00 at CM. 303, L/L, or by appointment