Hiromi Tsuchiya Dollase

Associate Professor of Chinese and Japanese and Director of Asian Studies
Hiromi Tsuchiya Dollase wearing a purple shirt and black jacket with arms folded.

Hiromi Tsuchiya Dollase grew up in Osaka, Japan. She received her PhD in comparative literature (Japanese and American literature) at Purdue University in 2003. She worked at Beloit College as an instructor from 2002–2003. She joined the Vassar faculty in 2003.

Her areas of research include Japanese women’s literature, girls’ magazine culture, and manga. She is also interested in the integration of popular media into language teaching. At Vassar, she teaches content courses such as, “Japanese Popular Culture and Literature,” “Youth in Japanese Literature” and “The Gothic and the Supernatural in Japanese Literature,” in addition to language courses.

She is the author of Age of Shojo: The Emergence, Evolution and Power of Japanese Girls’ Magazine Fiction (SUNY Press, 2019). 

BA, MA, Baika Women College; MA, Illinois State University; PhD, Purdue University-Main Campus
At Vassar since 2003


Eleanor Butler Sanders Hall
Box 476

Research and Academic Interests

Japanese Women’s Literature
Girls’ Magazine Culture
Japanese Popular Culture


JAPA 105 Elementary Japanese

In the Media


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