Ajjana Thairungroj

Japanese Literature
7th Year Student
  • M.A. in Regional Studies, East Asia from Harvard University
  • B.A. in English and Japanese from University of Washington, Seattle

Ajjana Thairungroj is a Ph.D. Candidate in Modern & Contemporary Japanese Literature and Media. Her research focuses on the fantastic, affect, and consumption in literature, lifestyle culture, and media in 1970-1990s Japan.  Ajjana is also interested in exploring the gendered and geopolitical implications of cross-cultural flows, particularly between Japan and Thailand. 

Ajjana was a recipient of The Japan Foundation Fellowship (2021-2022), and spent her fellowship year conducting dissertation research at Waseda University. Before coming to Princeton, she also spent a year at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Yokohama.