Trevor Menders

Trevor Menders

Historical Japanese Arts
Trevor

Trevor is interested in the status of the body in historical Japan: how media from across Japanese history reflects a changing conception of physicality in relation to time, movement, and divinity. He hopes to research premodern representations of courtly and liturgical dance to understand the political agency afforded to the visual record of live performance. Trevor also works on the history of ceramic production and collection in Japan’s Meiji period.

 

Trevor holds a BA cum laude in East Asian Languages and Cultures from Columbia University, where he received departmental honors for his thesis “A Tragic Beauty: Reading Women in the Early Medieval Yamai no sōshi” advised by Dr. Matthew McKelway. He has worked for Joan B Mirviss LTD Japanese Fine Art; served as Warshawsky Fellow at the Cleveland Museum of Art and Fulbright Fellow at Tokyo University of the Arts; authored translations for the Kyoto National Museum and other Japanese institutions; and attended the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies as a Toshizo Watanabe Fellow. He currently serves as the News Editor for the Japan Art History Forum, and was awarded the 2021 Chino Kaori Memorial Prize.

 

 

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