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Amanda Kennell PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Asian Studies Program
College of Arts and Sciences


Asian literature, film and media studies; Visual studies; Digital humanities; Popular culture; Anime and manga; Alice in Wonderland; Adaptation studies

Contact Information

442 Clemens Hall
Buffalo NY, 14260
Phone: (716) 645-0765


"I explore how media relate to us and to each other."


  • PhD, East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Southern California, 2017
  • MA, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania, 2009
  • BA, East Asian Studies, Smith College, 2006

Selected Publications

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Japanese Studies, Asian Studies Program University at Buffalo (2018-present)
  • Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellow, Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures (2017-2018)

Selected Honors and Awards

  • Carroll Scholarship, 2016-2017
  • Andrew W. Mellon Digital Humanities Ph.D. Fellowship, 2014-2016
  • William E. Brigman Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Paper, 2015
  • Nippon Foundation Fellowship, 2012-2013