PhD Supervision

Cwiertka supervises PhD theses on the topics related to material culture, consumption and waste in East Asia, in both contemporary and historical contexts.

PhD projects

Candidate ProjectPhase
Kyoung-Hee Parkkhpark-lichtState and Food in South Korea: Moulding the National Diet in Wartime and BeyondDefended on 2013-02-21
Ruobing HanRuobing HanThe “Characterization” of Japan: From
Merchandising to Identity
Defended on 2017-03-21
Andrea GiolaiAndreaDecentering Gagaku: Exploring the Multiplicity of Contemporary Japanese Court MusicDefended on 2017-05-03
Rebecca TompkinsRebecca Thompkins“The Waste of Society as Seen through Women’s Eyes:” Waste, Gender, and National Belonging in JapanDefended on 2019-03-21
Yun-An Olivia Dung Yun-An Olivia DungGarbage Matters Project (profile)Ongoing
Chelsey WongChelsey Wong holds an MA degree from Kansai University, Osaka, where her research focused on the causes underlying the changing image of deer in contemporary Japan. Aside from her interest in food production and consumption, both their history and contemporary practices, Chelsey is also interested in ethics, particularly environmental ethics, which she studied as an undergraduate and postgraduate majoring in cross-cultural studies. Her PhD research project focuses on the production, consumption and marketing of beef in Japan. Ongoing