Jyana recently returned to Seattle after two years living in Japan. She was a Visiting Researcher at Waseda University, Tokyo, on a Japan Foundation Doctoral Fellowship during the 2013-14 academic year. From 2012-13 she studied on a Blakemore Freeman Fellowship for Advanced Asian Language Study at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Study in Yokohama, Japan. In 2013 she was also awarded the Thomas Marshall Graduate Student Award by the American Society for Theater Research (ASTR).
- “近松の心中物と民間信仰ー年忌供養と回向を中心に (Chikamatsu’s Love Suicide Plays and Popular Belief – An Examination of Death Anniversaries and Memorial Prayers).” Paper presentation in Japanese. 早稲田大学演劇映像学会 (Waseda University’s Conference on Theatre and Film). Tokyo. July, 2014.
- "Layers of Mourning: Ghosting in Chikamatsu's Love Suicide Plays," Asian Studies Conference Japan. Tokyo. June 2014.
- "Stained by Tears: Circulation of Affect in Professional and Amateur Performance in Early Modern Osaka," You Are Here: The Post-Thematic Conference, The American Society for Theatre Research, November 2013.
JAPAN 321, Japanese Literature I, Autumn 2015
ASIAN 207, Modern and Contemporary Japanese Theatre, Spring 2015
JAPAN 360, Bunraku, Winter 2015
JAPAN 321, Japanese Literature I, Sections AA, AB, AC, Autumn 2014
DRAMA 365, Asian American Theatre, Autumn 2011
DRAMA 201, Plays and Styles, Winter 2012, Summer 2010
DRAMA 101, Introduction to Theatre, various sections, 7 quarters