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Primary Discipline

Primary Discipline: 

  • HumanitiesHistoryHistory of Culture

Further Specification: 

Japanese History and Japanese American History
Secondary Discipline

Secondary Discipline: 

  • HumanitiesLanguages and literatureComparative literature

Biography: 

Dr. Gloria R. Montebruno Saller is Research Scholar in Japan Studies. Born in Italy, Dr. Montebruno Saller moved to the United States to pursue her doctoral degree in East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Southern California from where she received her doctoral degree. She taught Japanese Language and Culture courses, Women’s Studies and Global Studies courses at the University of Southern California; California State University, Long Beach; California State University, Fullerton; University of California, Riverside; and at the University of La Verne. She presented her research at conferences worldwide and published her works in several academic journals. Dr. Montebruno Saller's current research focuses on the history of Japanese and Japanese American Atomic Bomb survivors residing in the United States and their social activism through CABSUS (Committee of Atomic Bomb Survivors, United States) and ASA (American Society of Hiroshima-Nagasaki A-Bomb Survivors). Currently, she serves as the Honorary Director and Historian of the American Society of Hiroshima-Nagasaki A-Bomb Survivors in Los Angeles, California.

Current research areas: 

Japanese American Citizens as Survivors of the Hiroshima Atomic Bombing: Transnational and Transpacific Approaches.
 

Recent scholarly activity: 

- Invited Speaker, "日本人被爆者と日系アメリカ人被爆者の活動から平和運動を考える” (Thinking about the Peace Movement through the social activism of Japanese and Japanese American Atomic Bomb Survivors). Kyoto Museum for World Peace, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan. October 25, 2019.
- Presenter, “Atomic Bomb Survivors in North America. An Investigation of Their Social Activism, Medical Needs, and Peace Education Project.” Seminar Series. The Ronin Institute of Independent Scholarship (online presentation). October 26, 2018.
- Invited Speaker, “The Social Activism of Hibakusha in North America.” Hachidorisha-Social Book Café, Hiroshima, Japan. May 16, 2018.
- Invited Speaker, “Living as Hibakusha in North American. Japanese American Atomic Bomb Survivors Tell Their Stories to the World.” World Friendship Center, Hiroshima, Japan. May 12, 2018.
- Invited Speaker, "Peace Education through Social Engagement. My Work with the American Society of Hiroshima-Nagasaki A-Bomb Survivors (ASA).” Hiroshima University, Department of Peace and Coexistence, The Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation. Hiroshima, Japan. October 31, 2017.
- Presenter, “Voices from Ground Zero; Japanese American Atomic Bomb Survivors Tell Their Stories to the World.” The Asian Conference on Media, Communication, and Film. Kobe, Japan, October 27-29, 2017.

Recent publications: 

- Japanese American Citizens as Survivors of the Hiroshima Atomic Bombing (Routledge, forthcoming).
- “日本人被爆者と日系アメリカ人被爆者の活動から平和運動を考える” 立命館平和研究、第21号 (2020): 3-10.
- “The Peace Movement from the Perspective of Japanese and Japanese American A-Bomb Survivors’ Social Activism,” The Ritsumeikan Journal of Peace Studies Volume 21 (March 2020): 11-21.
- Book Review. Tomoyuki Sasaki. Japan’s Postwar Military and Civil Society. Contesting a Better Life. Bloomsbury, London and New York: 2015. 1-208. Japan Studies Association Journal (2017).
- “Hiroshima, Atomic Bomb Survivors and the ‘2020 Vision Campaign.’ Stepping Stones to Rid the World of Nuclear Weapons by 2020.” International Journal of Arts and Sciences Volume 7.6 (2014): 577-586.
- “Atomic Bomb Survivors’ Personal Narratives in Contemporary and Intercultural Contexts: lessons Yet to Be Learned.” The Asian Conference on Literature and Librarianship 2014. Critical Conference Proceedings (2014): 228-241.
- “Hiroshima. At the Intersection of Sciences, History, and Personal Narratives. A Personal Reflection.” The STEAM Journal Volume 1.2 (2014): 1-7.

Other activities: 

As Research Scholar, I assist and represent the American Society of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Survivors (ASA) at public events in the USA and in Japan. I contribute to peace education activities in Southern California by introducing my research on Japanese American Atomic Bomb Survivors and spreading this association’s message of peace in the community. I also conduct interviews of Japanese American Atomic Bomb Survivors to be included in a forthcoming monograph on this subject. I present my research at international academic conferences, and as a guest at public events. My research activities are taking place in the USA and in Japan. I also liaise between ASA and community representatives interested in learning about ASA and its members. I assist ASA Members on the occasion of the Bi-Annual Medical Examination conducted by the Hiroshima Prefecture Medical Association with the support of the Hiroshima Prefecture Government and the Radiation Effect Research Foundation.

Organization Title: 

Member

Organization: 

Ronin Institute of Independent Scholarship

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