Field: Japanese Literature
Advisor: Tomi Suzuki
Daniel is a PhD student in Japanese literature. He is interested in the changes undergone by knowledge structures in Japan from the mid-Edo period through the early-20th century. His dissertation focuses on the work of intellectuals marginal to institutional knowledge production, and how it engaged with the emergent disciplinarity of the Meiji period – e.g., the formation of categories of science and letters, and the splintering of humanistic studies into history, linguistics, and literature – to develop novel ways of comprehending the world. Before joining the department, Daniel received a BA in Mathematics at Princeton in 2014, and an MA in Statistics at Stanford in 2016. He is also an avid rock musician and language learner.