Jan Bardsley gave invited lectures this fall in New York at Siena College and the Wang Center, SUNY Stony Brook: “Millennial Maiko: The Geisha Apprentice in Japanese Popular Culture.” Last spring she spoke at University of Oregon, SUNY Fashion Institute for Technology, and Durham Tech, and presented “Democracy’s Poster Girls: Beauty Queens and Fashion Models in Cold War Japan” at Ochanomizu University in Tokyo in June.

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