Dr. Anne E. Imamura is a sociologist who has taught at Sophia University in Tokyo; the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur; and the University of Maryland, College Park; as well as Georgetown University where she is an Adjunct Professor in the Sociology Department.
Twice a Fulbright Scholar to Japan, Dr. Imamura’s academic training includes a Ph.D. in sociology from Columbia University and an M.A. in Asian Studies from the University of Hawaii where she was twice an East West Center Fellow.
Among Dr. Imamura’s publications are: Re-Imaging Japanese Women, University of California Press, 1996; Urban Japanese Housewives: At Home and in the Community, University of Hawaii Press, 1987; Transcending Stereotypes: Discovering Japanese Culture and Education, co-edited: International Press, 1991; and numerous journal articles.
She regularly lectures throughout the United States at universities and public forums and participates in panels at professional associations including the Association for Asia Studies.
Dr. Imamura is currently the Area Studies Division Director and Chair of Asian Studies at the National Foreign Affairs Training Center (NFATC).