Kaitlyn Ugoretz

6550 El Colegio Road

Apt. 5309C

Goleta, CA 93117

Phone: (607) 742-3416

kugoretz@umail.ucsb.edu 

www.ugoretzresearch.org

 

EDUCATION

         

In Progress          PhD, East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies                                    University of California, Santa Barbara

Specializations: Religion, Technology, and Popular Culture in Japan, Digital Humanities

2017          MA, East Asian Languages and Civilizations 

University of Pennsylvania

Advisor: Dr. Victor H. Mair

Thesis: “Script in the Margins: Representations of Women in Premodern Chinese

Orthography”  

                 

2017          BA, East Asian Languages and Civilization, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa 

University of Pennsylvania

                                Concentrations: Chinese Studies, Japanese Studies

 

PUBLICATIONS  

 

2016                “China English: A Developing, Functional, and Legitimate World English

                                Variety.” Sino-Platonic Papers 264 (2016): 123-140.        

 

2016               “Who Cares for the Care Workers?: A Case Study of the Feminization of Foreign

                         Workers in Japan.” Wharton Asia Review 7.2 (2016): 12-22.  

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

 

2017-2023       University of California Central Fellowship  

 

2015                Fox Leadership International China-US PEACE Fellowship

 

2014                QuestBridge National College Match Finalist         

 

2011                National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y), Shanghai, China         

 

2008                New Jersey SEEDS Scholar

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS

2018                Middlebury Summer Language Program Grant

2018                UCSB Summer East Asian Language Grant

 

2017                University of Pennsylvania Phi Beta Kappa Senior Thesis Prize 

             

2017                Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society

2017                University of Pennsylvania Dean’s Scholar  

                                         

2016                University of Pennsylvania Adele Austin Ritter Paper Prize for Chinese Studies

 

2016                Greater Philadelphia Asian Studies Consortium Undergraduate Paper Prize  

 

INVITED LECTURES

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2018        “Fierce: Japan’s Women Warriors,” University of California, Santa Barbara: Goleta, CA.

2018        “Drawing on Shinto: Influences and Interpretations in Miyazaki’s Anime,” University of California, Santa Barbara: Goleta, CA.

2018        “Building, Bending, Blending, Breaking: Gender and Sexuality in Japan,” University of California, Santa Barbara: Goleta, CA.

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

 

2019                “Domesticating Shinto: ,” University of Pennsylvania Annual Graduate Student Conference on East Asia: Philadelphia, PA.

2018        “World-Wide Shinto: Inventing a Global, Digital Religious
Community,”
Invention and Innovation, New York Conference on Asian Studies (NYCAS): Rochester Institute of Technology, NY.

2018        “Characterizing the Barbarian: Chinese Exonyms and Eurasian Relations,” Bodies and Borders: Inclusion, Exclusion, and Excision in East Asia, University of Pennsylvania Annual Graduate Student Conference on East Asia: Philadelphia, PA.

2017         Interrogating Indigeneity: Defining the Boundaries of Participation in Shinto,” Columbia University 26th Annual Graduate Student Conference on East Asia: New York, NY.

 

2016         “What is Indigeneity?: Questioning the Narrative Roots of Shinto,” What Isn’t Shinto? Symposium, University of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia, PA.  

 

2016         The Heterodox Fox: Representations of Marginality in Feng Menglong’s Pingyao zhuan,” University of California Berkeley Undergraduate Conference on China: Berkeley, CA.

 

2016          Who Cares for the Care Workers?: A Case Study of the Feminization of Foreign Workers in Japan,”  Greater Philadelphia Asian Studies Consortium Undergraduate Research Conference: Collegeville, PA.

 

WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES ORGANIZED

 

2019        “Imaging ‘East Asia,’” East Asia Center, UC Santa Barbara: Goleta, CA.

2018         “The World of Abhiseka: Consecration Rituals in the Buddhist Cultural Sphere,” UC Santa Barbara: Goleta, CA.  

2018         “Transgressions: Crimes & Crossings,” UC Santa Barbara: Goleta, CA.  

 

2017         "Structure and Subordination: Law, Science, and Religion in East Asia,” University of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia, PA.                          

TEACHING EXPERIENCE AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

        

2019        Teaching Assistant, “East Asian Traditions: Modern,” UC Santa Barbara Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies: Goleta, CA.  

2019        Teaching Assistant, “East Asian Traditions: Premodern,” UC Santa Barbara Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies: Goleta, CA.  

2018        Teaching Assistant, “Imagining Samurai,” UC Santa Barbara

        Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies: Goleta, CA.  

2018        Teaching Assistant, “East Asian Traditions: Modern,” UC Santa Barbara Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies: Goleta, CA.  

2018                 Reader, “Representations of Sexuality in Modern Japan,” UC Santa Barbara Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies: Goleta, CA.  

                  

Non-Degree Programs

 

2019-2020       Graduate Division Funding Peer Advisor, University of California, Santa Barbara:

                        Goleta, CA.

2018 –             Freelance Academic Editor, Polished Editing, www.ugoretzresearch.org/editing.

2017                Program Director, Vacation Bible School, First Presbyterian Church: Corning,

                        NY.

2017                Academic Intern, “Beginning Japanese,” Keio Academy of New York Summer

                        Program: Purchase, NY.

2015                        International News Intern, Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation: Nanjing, China.

2015                International English Language Teaching System (IELTS) Tutor, Jiangsu College

                        for International Education: Nanjing, China

2014-2017       Critical Writing Tutor, University of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia, PA.  

 

2013                        International Affairs Research Intern, World Affairs Council: Washington, DC.  

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICE 

 

2018-2020      EALCS Graduate Student and Faculty Liaison: Goleta, CA.

2018-2020        President, UC Santa Barbara Graduate East Asian Research Society: Goleta, CA.

2017        Executive Board, Secretary and Treasurer, Graduate Student Apartment Community Council, UC Santa Barbara: Goleta, CA.

2017          Member, UC Santa Barbara Graduate East Asian Research Society: Goleta, CA.                                      

2017                        Founding Board Member and VP of Communications, Penn East Asian Studies

                        Student Association (PEASSA): Philadelphia, PA

 

2017          Board Member, University of Pennsylvania Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations Graduate Student Research Colloquium: Philadelphia, PA.             

                               

2015-2017         Graduate Major Advisor, University of Pennsylvania Department of East Asian

                        Languages and Civilizations: Philadelphia, PA.

2013-2017      Stage Manager, Pan-Asian Dance Troupe: Philadelphia, PA.

2013-2016      Executive Editorial Board, 3808: Journal of Critical Writing: Philadelphia, PA.

Reading Groups  

 

2017 –            UC Santa Barbara Japan Research Focus Group

2017-2018      UC Santa Barbara Scholastic Japanese Group

                     

 

LANGUAGES

 

English – Native

 

Japanese – Advanced Proficiency  

 

Classical Japanese (bungo and kanbun) – Research Proficiency  

Chinese – Professional Work Proficiency

 

Classical Chinese – Research Proficiency  

Training

 

2018                Middlebury Language School, Japanese (Advanced)

2011                National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y), Shanghai, China

MEMBERSHIPS  

American Academy of Religion 

Association for Asian Studies  

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