Field: Japanese Literature
Advisor: Tomi Suzuki
Daniel is a PhD student in Japanese literature. His dissertaton, “Languages of Critical Enlightenment: Science, Aesthetics, and Literature in Meiji Japan,” reexamines major threads of intellectual and cultural activity of the Meiji period (1868-1912) through the lens of translation, highlighting how language emerged as a key intersectional node at which critical perspectives come to the forefront. Before joining Columbia’s EALAC 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.