Graduate School Human and Environmental Studies/Arts and Letters
Undergraduate School Arts and Letters (Division of Human Sciences)
Other Affiliation
Email niita.chie.3w(_at_)
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Until 2023, the undergraduate school had five divisions. 'Division' provided above refers to the faculty member's former affiliation.
Research areas Cinema and Media Studies
Keywords American Cinema, Radio History, Audiovisual Culture
Themes My research focuses on American and Japanese media history, with particular interests in sound technology and performance in theatre, film, and radio. I’m also engaged in a study of the exhibition practice of non-film contents in Japanese movie theatres after the 2000s, by examining the cinema/theatre intermediality and spectatorship in relation to “liveness” in the age of digital cinema.
Major publications Book Chapters:
“Japanese Cinema and the Radio: Sound Space of Unseen Cinema” in The Culture of the Sound Image in Prewar Japan, Michael Raine and Johan Nordström ed., Amsterdam University Press, 2020.

“Modernity in Film Exhibition: The Rise of Modern Movie Theaters in Tokyo, 1920s-1930s” in A Companion to Japanese Cinema, David Desser ed., Wiley-Blackwell, 2022.
Professional societies/Research and synergic activities Society for Cinema and Media Studies
Teaching Areas
  • Undergraduate courses
  • Graduate courses (Master's program)
  • Graduate courses (Doctor's program)
  • Undergraduate courses open to all departments
Background Education:
BA, Waseda University, English Literature, 2007
MA, Waseda University, Theatre and Film Arts, 2009
PhD, Waseda University, Theatre and Film Arts, 2012

Work Experience:
JSPS Research Fellow (GCOE), Waseda University, 2009-2012
Visiting Assistant in Research, Yale University, 2010-2011
Research Associate, Waseda University, 2012-2013
JSPS Research Fellow (PD), Meiji Gakuin University, 2013-2016
Assistant Professor, Rikkyo University, 2019-2020
Associate Professor, Kyoto University, 2020-present
人間・環境学研究科パンフレット 総合人間学部パンフレット