Chinese Studies Program

Akiko Nosaka

Akiko Nosaka

Associate Professor of Anthropology

253-535-7664 (office) (office)

Profile

Education
Degrees

Ph.D. in Anthropology, Penn State University, 1997

Personal
Biography

Akiko Nosaka's core study interests are inter-generational family relationships and households, which she approaches by looking at issues such as fertility, gender, aging, and life strategies. Her recent work has been published in such peer review journals as Human Organization (2008 and 2012), Journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Europe (2009), Ethnology (2009), and Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health (2010).  Courses she teaches at PLU include “Introduction to Human Cultural Diversity,” “Anthropology of Age,” “East Asian Cultures,” “Ethnic Groups,” and “Exploring Anthropology.”