Congratulations to Dr. Christina Laffin on her invitation from the Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists!
Founded in 2014, the College is a handpicked selection of top mid-career scholars and artists in Canada. College Members have already received recognition in their fields for excellence and serve as ambassadors of their fields. Christina Laffin holds the Canada Research Chair in Premodern Japanese Literature and Culture. A leading authority on women writers in medieval Japan, she works between the fields of literary study and historiography to excavate works by women and elucidate the conditions enabling them to write. Her contributions include a monograph on medieval Japanese women, a collection on noh theatre, two volumes on gender in Japan, and more than forty articles, translations, and chapters published in English, French, and Japanese.