|Detailed Information||Laura Beltz Imaoka (2016)|
EducationB.A. summa cum lade, Anthropology and Art History, University of California, Santa Barbara
M.A., Anthropology, California State University, Northridge
Ph.D. University of California, Irvine
Placement: The University of Texas at Dallas
Appointment/Title: Senior Lecturer
Advisor(s): Peter Krapp
Dissertation: 'Mapping Risk: Geographic Information Systems as Disaster Media'
Research Interests: Media studies, critical GIS studies, environmental film and media, science and technology studies, critical studies of marketing, U.S.-Japan relations
Biography/Additional InformationWebsite: www.laurabeltzimaoka.com
Awards & Fellowships:
Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship
'Rain with a Chance of Radiation: Forecasting Local and Global Risk after Fukushima.' In Extreme Weather and Global Media, edited by D. Negra and J. Leyda, 191-214. New York and London: Routledge. 2015.
'GIS: Making Location Valuable.' Media Fields Journal, Issue 6, 2013.
'Pixels and Post-Tourism.' In Media Res, February 28, 2011.
'The Ambassadors of Cute: Helping or Hurting Japan’s Global Image?' In Media Res, April 27, 2011.
'Consuming and Maintaining Difference: American Fans Resisting the Globalization of Japanese Popular Culture.' disClosure 19: 73-82, 2010.
'American Fans Resisting the Globalization of Japanese Popular Culture?' Otaku2, July 17, 2008.