» Dr. Stephanie M. Takaragawa
Assistant Professor

Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences; Department of Sociology
Dr. Stephanie M. Takaragawa
Office Location:
Becket Building 207
Office Hours:
T 2:30pm – 4:30pm W 10:00am – 12:00pm and by appointment
University Honors Program
University of Southern California, Bachelor of Arts
Temple University, Master of Arts
Temple University, Ph.D.
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Stephanie Takaragawa (Ph.D., Temple University) is an Assistant Professor of Sociology. She has taught courses in the departments of Anthropology, Art History and American Studies at Rutgers University, University of Hamburg,  University of Redlands and Moore College of Art and Design. Her research and teaching interests are based in Anthropology and Visual Communication, a branch of cultural anthropology that focuses on issues of representation of film, mass media, art, performance, and cultural display. Her dissertation Visualizing Japanese-America: the Japanese American National Museum and the Construction of Identity examined the role of the Japanese American National Museum in the construction and dissemination of a Japanese-American identity.

B.A., University of Southern California; M.A., Ph.D., Temple University

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
2015 Campbell, C., Hennessy, K., McDonald, F., Miller, T., Smith, T and Takaragawa, S. After the Bureau of Memories: Reflections on curating at the Intersections of Archives, Art and Anthropology. Mnemoscape 2.
2014 Ethnographic Terminalia Exhibition: The Bureau of Memories: Archives and Ephemera. Hierarchy Gallery. Washington D.C.
Stephanie Takaragawa. Book review: Arnd Scheinder and Christopher Wright (eds.) ‘Between Art and Anthropology.’ Visual Anthropology 26(1).
Ethnographic Terminalia Presents: Zoe Bray. American Museum of Natural History. New York.
Workshop as Residency. (Ethnographic Terminalia) Arts Incubator. Chicago, Il
Craig Campbell, Kate Hennessy, Fiona P McDonald, Trudi Lynn Smith, Stephanie Takaragawa. Thinking Through Collaboration. Anthropology News. October 2013. http://www.anthropology-news.org/index.php/2013/10/15/ethnographic-terminalia-curatorial-collective/
The Audible Observatory (Ethnographic Terminalia exhibition) SOMArts, San Francisco lead curator
Stephanie Takaragawa and Victoria Carty. “The 2008 U.S. Presidential Election and New Digital Technologies: Political Campaigns as Social Movements and the Significance of Collective Identity.” Tamara: Journal for Organizational Inquiry 10(4): 73-89.
Ethnographic Terminalia, Eastern Bloc Gallery, Montreal, Canada Organizational Team
Kate Hennessy, Fiona P. MacDonald, Trudi Lynn Smith and Stephanie Takaragawa. “Ethnographic Terminalia 2010: 27 Works” Visual Anthropology Review 27(1): 57-73.
Maria Brodine, Craig Campbell, Kate Hennessy, Fiona P. MacDonald, Trudi Lynn Smith and Stephanie Takaragawa. “Ethnographic Terminalia: An Introduction” Visual Anthropology Review 27(1): 49-51.
Ethnographic Terminalia, DuMois Gallery and Barrister's Gallery, New Orleans, LA Curatorial Collective
Ethnographic Terminalia, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA Organizational Team