Communication and Media Studies Department

Naomi Chiba

Instructor
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Office Location

119 Payson Smith

Phone

207-228-8438

Academic Degrees

  • B.A. Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan
  • M.A. City College of New York

Profile

Naomi Chiba teaches Japanese Film and Society, Japanese Popular Culture, and Introduction to Cinema Studies. Naomi works as a translator and recently completed Arthur A. Berger’s book, “Durkheim is Dead!” 

She graduated with a B.A. from Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan, and a M.A. in Sociology from City College of New York. She studied social policies in Japan and Japanese film in New York. Her research interests are ideological discourses on social policies and politics.  She has written on the social construction of public opinion toward the reconstruction of Japanese militarism. She has researched newspaper articles on the Japanese hostage crisis in Iraq and analyzed them in order to show the mechanism of media coverage and political intentions toward militarism.  She has also researched the relationship between war ideologies and the social policy of war, a homepage of a former Japanese military shrine in order to explain it.