Lisbeth Kim Brandt

Associate Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Modern Japanese cultural and social history

Kim Brandt joined the Columbia faculty in 2007. She specializes in twentieth-century Japanese cultural and social history, and her research interests include consumerism, imperialism, and transnational forms of cultural production. Professor Brandt’s publications include Kingdom of Beauty: Mingei and the Politics of Folk Art in Imperial Japan (Duke University Press, 2007). Her current research, a book project, deals with the cultural dimensions of Japan’s international rehabilitation after World War II.

Professor Brandt received her PhD from Columbia (1996) and her BA from Smith College (1984).