Episode 4: Why Studying Manga and Anime Matters. Faculty Spotlight with Sharalyn Orbaugh

We ask our instructors about their early lives, career development and proudest accomplishments.  This video interview features Dr. Sharalyn Orbaugh, Professor of Asian Studies.

Dr. Sharalyn Orbaugh teaches Japanese manga and anime to hundreds of students every year at UBC.  An expert in Modern Japanese Literature, she has spent her career researching how stories have been fundamental to the way we understand our lives and create our identities.


Quick Bio

Teaching at UBC since: 1997

Selected Publication: Propaganda Performed: Kamishibai in Japan’s Fifteen Year War (Brill, 2014)

W18 Courses:

ASIA 326: Critical Approaches to Manga and Anime

Asian 444: Topics in Modern Japanese Fiction and Cultural History