About Us

Paula R. Curtis ポーラ・カーティス

Historian, Project Manager

Paula R. Curtis is a Ph.D. candidate in History at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on network formation and social, economic, and material exchange between metal caster artisan associations, courtiers, and warriors in late medieval period Japan. She recently completed research as an affiliate at the Historiographical Institute of the Tokyo University and a Fulbright (2014-2015) and Japan Foundation fellow (2015-2016).

Paula is the creator and primary editor of the blog What can I do with a B.A. in Japanese Studies? [shinpaideshou.wordpress.com].

Contact: prcurtis(at)umich.edu
Website: http://www.prcurtis.com

Malina Rose Suity マリナ・ローズ・スーティ

Public Historian, Content Manager

Malina Rose Suity is a Junior Architectural Historian for a Pennsylvania-based engineering and environmental consulting firm.  She holds a Master’s degree in Public History from the University of West Florida where she took part in a number of oral history interview projects.  She is a consulting historian for Next Exit HistoryTM.

Contact: malina.suity(at)gmail.com

Takeiri Yoshino 竹入淑乃


Yoshino Takeiri is a freelance English-Japanese translator/interpreter. She completed a two-year training program in English-Japanese interpretation at the Japan College of Foreign Language. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Intercultural Communications from Gakushuin Women’s College in Tokyo. She also holds a National Museum Curator Qualification. She is the English-to-Japanese translator of this website.

Leah Zoller リーア・ザラ

Translation Consultant

Leah Zoller is a program coordinator for international student exchange, translator, and blogger. She holds an MA in Japanese Studies from the University of Michigan. Her specialities include media, gender, food, and Japanese craft.

Contact: leah.zoller(at)gmail.com