Ariel Stilerman has a background in Japanese literature, the Tea Ceremony, Clinical Psychoanalysis, and Industrial Design. His first monograph studies the role of classical verse in the transmission of culture and knowledge across social classes. Current projects include a second monograph on technology and knowledge, a bibliographic database for research, and an exploration of materiality in late medieval aesthetics. Still on hold is the first direct translation of Genji monogatari into Spanish.

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures

Professional Education

  • PhD, Columbia University, Japanese literature (2015)
  • MA, Waseda University, Japanese literature (2012)
  • Midorikai, Urasenke Konnichian, Japanese Tea Ceremony (2007)
  • MA, SOAS, University of London, Japanese studies (2006)
  • Licenciatura, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Psychology/Psychoanalysis (2002)
  • Technical degree, ORT, Industrial Design (1996)

Research Interests

  • Higher Education
  • History of Education
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Literacy and Language
  • Psychology
  • Research Methods
  • Social and Emotional Learning
  • Teachers and Teaching
  • Technology and Education


  • Supeingo shin’yaku genji monogatari wo kiku - juyō hon’yaku pafōmansu, Waseda University (7/2013)

    Workshop and spoken word performance of The Tale of Genji.


    Tokyo, Japan


    • Hidenori Jinno, Professor, Japanese Literature, Waseda University
    • Ana Recalde, Actress/Performer, Independent
    • Norio Shimizu, Professor, Spanish literature, Waseda University
  • The Tea Ceremony of Japan and the Mary Griggs Burke Collection at MIA, Minneapolis Institute of Art (5/2017)

    Hands-on workshop for donors, docents, students, and staff.


    Minneapolis, MN


    • Aaron Rio, Andrew W. Mellon Associate Curator of Japanese and Korean Art, Minneapolis Institute of Art
    • Urasenke Minnesota, Regional Branch, Urasenke Konnichian (Kyoto)
  • First International Conference Japón Interculturas, Universidad de La Plata and Columbia University (7/2014)

    International academic conference open to scholarship in Japanese, English, Portuguese, and Spanish.


    La Plata, Buenos Aires


    • Paula Hoyos Hattori, Docente e Investigadora de Historia de Asia, Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento
  • 次代の中核研究者育成プログラム, Waseda University (5/8/2019 - 5/20/2019)

    Next-generation Core Researcher Development


    Waseda University


    • Hirokazu Toeda, Professor, School of Letters, Arts and Sciences (Waseda University)

2022-23 Courses

Stanford Advisees

All Publications

  • Cultural Knowledge and Professional Training in the Poetic Treatises of Late Heian Japan MONUMENTA NIPPONICA Stilerman, A. 2017; 72 (2): 153–87
  • La poesía waka como práctica social en los períodos Heian y Kamakura Nuevas aproximaciones a la literatura japonesa Stilerman, A. edited by Pitarch Fernández, P. Bellaterra. 2020: 71–90
  • El archipiélago : ensayos para una historia cultural de Japón edited by Stilerman, A., Hoyos Hattori, P. Lomo. 2018
  • La interpretación de la poesía tradicional japonesa: texto, contexto e intertexto Mirai Nihon Kenkyū Kiyō Stilerman, A. 2018; 2 (0): 153-174

    View details for DOI 10.5209/MIRA.60502

  • El estatuto del sujeto en el Japón clásico Nadie Duerma Publicación Digital de Psicoanálisis Stilerman, A. 2014; 4 (October)