Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

O'Dowd Hall, Room 372
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-2060
Fax: (248) 370-3170

Robert Del Greco

Robert Del Greco
Assistant Professor of Japanese

359 O'Dowd Hall

DEGREE: Ph.D. in Japanese Studies, 2018, The Ohio State University

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Modern Japanese and Korean Literature, Postcolonial Theory, Media Studies, Asian Cinema, Cross-cultural literary production.

Dr. Del Greco hails from Kansas City, KS and attended the University of Kansas for his B.A. and M.A., before moving on to The Ohio State University for his doctoral program. While studying abroad in Tokyo in 2004-2005, he was introduced to the literature of Japan’s Korean minority, and developed a research interest in the intersection of Korean cultural production with Japan’s colonial history. In 2014-2015 he continued this research while attending the Inter-University Center for Japanese studies in Yokohama. Dr. Del Greco’s 2018 dissertation, “Democratic Korea: Expatriate Koreans in Japan Write Against Empire,” focuses on a postwar coterie literary magazine in which Koreans, newly liberated from Japanese imperial rule, described their experiences as colonial subjects through literature and poetry, as well as non-fiction writing. While finishing his Ph.D., Dr. Del Greco taught for three years at the University of Maryland, and served as the minor advisor for that program.