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greggmidon@arizona.edu
Office
Learning Services Building, GAT Area
Office Hours
Fall 2023: Tuesdays 1-3pm
(Zoom or by appointment)
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Midon, Gregg
Graduate Assistant

Gregg Midon is a second-year MA student in the Department of East Asian Studies with a focus in Japanese. He has earned BAs in philosophy and music from Loyola University Chicago and the University of Arizona respectively. Initially inspired by the capitalist criticism, examination of contemporary inequality, and proposed alternatives of Drs. David Schweickart and Nicoletta Ruane Montaner at Loyola, Gregg’s later undergraduate studies were directed at music composition and digital music communities under the tutelage of Drs. Jacob Ransom and Yuanyuan He at the University of Arizona. As a graduate student fulfilling a lifelong curiosity with the Japanese language, Gregg's research interests are aimed at the question of how language variation works as a site for ongoing processes of identity formation, play, stance-taking, and the negotiation of language ideology in modern Japan.

Currently Teaching

JPN 245 – Japanese Popular Culture: Manga, Anime, and So Much More!

This course will explore contemporary Japanese society by investigating its colorful, dynamic, and rich output of visual culture. More specifically, we will look at manga, cinematic anime, and items of material culture, illustrating how these examples of popular art teach us about the various aspects of life in Japan.

This course will explore contemporary Japanese society by investigating its colorful, dynamic, and rich output of visual culture. More specifically, we will look at manga, cinematic anime, and items of material culture, illustrating how these examples of popular art teach us about the various aspects of life in Japan.

This course will explore contemporary Japanese society by investigating its colorful, dynamic, and rich output of visual culture. More specifically, we will look at manga, cinematic anime, and items of material culture, illustrating how these examples of popular art teach us about the various aspects of life in Japan.