Douglas M. Miller
The Taming of the Skewed: Theatrical Violence in Japan
Japanese-English / English-Japanese Translator & Interpreter
Japanese, Linguistic Analysis
Douglas M. Miller’s primary research interest is the evolving nature of tactics taken by Japanese social and political movements. Born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, Douglas became interested in the intricacies of how Japanese society works differently from other democracies. Experiencing the Greater East Japan Earthquake firsthand, and seeing the spontaneous anti-nuclear movements spring up, Douglas worked with activists and political parties in the front lines, conducting extensive fieldwork on the anti-nuclear movements, and ongoing research on why the post-3.11 movement has failed in obtaining any policy changes from the government. Douglas holds a Bachelor’s in Political Science from Temple University and a Master’s in International Studies: Japan from the University of Washington.
- Williams, Joshua A., and Douglas Miller. “Netizens Decide 2014? A Look at Party Campaigning Online.” In Japan Decides 2014, edited by Robert Pekkanen, Steven Reed, and Ethan Scheiner. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
- Miller, Douglas. Review of Critical Issues in Contemporary Japan, by Jeff Kingston. Journal of International and Global Studies 7, no. 1 (November 2015): 139–41.
- Miller, Douglas. “Japan’s Antinuclear Movement, Post-3/11.” Japan Subculture Research Center, February 20, 2014.
- Miller, Douglas. “Viva La Révolucion? The Japanese Communist Party: Still Red And Not Dead.” Japan Subculture Research Center, June 7, 2013.
- Shii, Kazuo. “Part 1-2 Interview – Are There Any Solutions to the Territorial Problem?” In Territorial Questions and the Japanese Communist Party, translated by Douglas Miller, 12–24. Tokyo: Japan Press Service, 2012.
Grants & Fellowships
- Research Assistantships, University of Washington, 2014-2016.
- Japan Studies Fellowship, University of Washington, 2014-2015.
- Diamond Peer Teacher Award, Temple University, 2013-2014.