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Assistant professor of drama wins NEH grant

December 18, 2018
Assistant professor of drama wins NEH grant
Tara Rodman has been awarded $60,000 to support a book she’s writing on Japanese dancer Ito Michio. Jaime DeJong / UCI

Tara Rodman, UCI assistant professor of drama, has won a 2018 Fellowship for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The $60,000 grant will enable her to research and write a book about the international career of Japanese dancer and choreographer Ito Michio (1893-1961). The Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan are a joint activity of the Japan-United States Friendship Commission and the NEH. Awards support research on modern Japanese society and political economy, Japan’s international affairs and U.S.-Japan relations.