Premodern Japanese language, literature, and culture; poetry, performance, and translation; Japanese tea ceremony; psychoanalysis; art history. Current projects include a book (Court Poetry and The Culture of Learning in Japan) on the transformation of Japanese court poetry from a social performance into the core of a comprehensive, far-reaching process of cultural transmission across diverse social spaces. Projects currently on hold include 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
  • 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 archipiélago : ensayos para una historia cultural de Japón edited by Stilerman, A., Hoyos Hattori, P. Lomo. 2018
  • El estatuto del sujeto en el Japón clásico Nadie Duerma Publicación Digital de Psicoanálisis Stilerman, A. 2014; 4 (October)