The Urban-Culture Research Center is composed of faculty members of the Literature and Human Sciences and more than 50 UCRC doctoral fellows.

The following is the list of core members FY 2023:

Name Title Specialization
SAGA Ashita Dean
History of Modern Japan
SHIRATA Yuki Director
Francophone Culture of Fin-de-siècle France & Belgium, Representation of Womens in Art, Art Nouveau Movements
WATANABE Kenya Vice-Director
Early Modern Chinese Urban History, Beijing History
KUSABU Hisatsugu Professor Byzantine & Medieval History, Christianity, Religious Movements
SUGAWARA Mayumi Professor  Modern Japanese Art History
TSUJINO Kemma Associate Professor

Educational Administration and Management

KIM Seungyeon

Specially Appointed
Assistant Professor (part-time)

Modern & Contemporary Japanese  Literature(Culture), Post-Disaster Literature, Comparative study of Japanese & Korean Literature