Natalia Doan is a DPhil Candidate in Oriental Studies at the University of Oxford. Her research explores nineteenth-century transnational interactions between Japanese and American people. She received an MSc in Modern Japanese Studies from the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies at the University of Oxford. In 2015, she was awarded the Ivan Morris Memorial Prize from the British Association for Japanese Studies. She recently received an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship at the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Natalia is the author of How to Work, Travel, and Study in Japan (2014). Her article, entitled “The 1860 Japanese Embassy and the Antebellum African American Press”, was recently published in The Historical Journal by Cambridge University Press.
Department: The History Faculty
Supervisor: Professor Sho Konishi
College: St. Antony's College
Previous Degree Programme: MSc in Modern Japanese Studies 2014/15