Judit Kroo's research examines how younger adults manage life under conditions of socioeconomic and socioecological disaster. Recent projects have examined the aspirations towards 'ordinary life' among Japanese and Korean younger adults; how disasters structure younger adults' imaginations of future possibilities; and how younger adults in Japan and Korea recruit ‘apolitical politics’ as a model for socioeconomic resistance and ecological action.
She has also published and is currently working on projects in media and gender studies that contribute to ongoing debates concerning the relationship between social media, popular culture, spatiality, and linguistic style.
Ph.D. Japanese, Stanford 2017
Alternative Economies in Japan and Korea, Apolitical Politics Among Younger Japanese Adults, New Media, Popular Culture, Japan, Korea
(Forthcoming). The Cultural Logic of the Ordinary: Interactional Semiosis and the (Re)-Framing of Daily Life among Japanese Younger Adults. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology.
(2022). Negotiating identities: First person pronominal use between Japanese university students. Pragmatics and Society.
(2021). Discourses of Anticipatory Futures among Japanese Younger adults. Language, Discourse and Society.
(2021). Discourse (Re)-framing: Indirect resistance to becoming a shakaijin `fully socialized adult' in contemporary Japan. Language, Culture and Society.
(2020). K-Pop idols in Japan: The translation of Korean masculinities in music video. East Asian Journal of Popular Culture 6(1), 27-43. DOI: 10.1386_0013_1
(2018). With Yoshiko Matsumoto. The case of Japanese otona `adult': Mediatized gender as a marketing device. Discourse and Communication 12(4), 401 - 423.
(2018). 'Herbivore Men' and Interlocutor Constructed Language. Journal of Asian Pacific Communication 28(2), 253 - 282.
(2015). Analyzing the force of pragmatic particles in actual use. Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Pragmatics Society of Japan, 9.
(2014). Alternative masculinities: Sooshokukei-danshi ``herbivore men" and first person pronoun usage. Journal and Proceedings of the Gender Awareness in Language Education Special Interest Group 7, 5-29.
Books and Book Chapters
(2021). As Co-Editor w. Kyoko Satoh, Linguistic Tactics and Strategies of Marginalization in Japanese. Palgrave Macmillan.
(Forthcoming). As Contributor with Yoshiko Matsumoto. From the peripheries of adulthood: Deconstructing culturally-expected identities of age categories. John Benjamins
(2020). The inherent stylistic grammar of manga [Koyuu no hyoogen bunpoo]. Author: Natsume, Fusanosuke. In Toku, Masami and Dollase, Hiromi (Eds.) MANGA!: Visual Pop-Culture in ARTS Education.
Manuscripts Under Review and In Prep
Elegies for the Future: The Remaking of Ordinary Life in Japan in a Time of Disaster
Remaking ‘ordinary’: younger Japanese adults’ use of futsuu ni ‘ordinarily’.
Bivalent Japanese modernities: Feminine linguistic styles of late-bubble trendy dramas.
Ya sekki ‘Hey dude!’: affective stance and the mediatized use of Korean second person address markers.