Jason Cody Douglass is a fifth-year Ph.D. Candidate in the combined program in Film and Media Studies and East Asian Languages and Literatures, as well as the graduate certificate program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. His dissertation brings questions of gender, race, class, and spectatorship to bear on the history of Japanese animation. His publications can be found in Film Quarterly, Animation Studies Online Journal, Women Film Pioneers Project, Animation Studies 2.0, and the edited collection Animation and Advertising (eds. K. M. Thompson and M. Cook, Palgrave Macmillan 2020). In 2018, the Society for Animation Studies awarded him the Maureen Furniss Award for Best Graduate Student Paper on Animated Media. In the fall of 2019, he served as Guest Faculty of Film History at Sarah Lawrence College. He has also worked as a Writing Consultant at Yale’s Graduate Writing Lab. During the upcoming academic year, he will be based at Waseda University’s Graduate School of International Culture and Communication as a Visiting Research Fellow.
In addition to contributing to conferences, courses, and film series held at Yale, he has presented his research at NYU, Boston University, the Kyoto Manga Museum, Sarah Lawrence College, UCLA, University of Tübingen, and at international conferences hosted by the Society for Animation Studies and the Society for Cinema and Media Studies. He has received fellowships and grants from Japan Foundation, the Richard U. Light Fellowship, the Council on East Asian Studies, and the Fund for Lesbian and Gay Studies.
Outside of work, Jason enjoys watching movies with his cats, Vash and Baymax, and eating any and all sweets that he encounters – especially chocolate ones.