Allison Alexy

University of Michigan 


Allison Alexy is an Associate Professor in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Michigan. Her research explores intimacy, family norms, and law in contemporary Japan. She is finishing a book, Divorce and the Romance of Independence in Contemporary Japan, and has completed research about international child custody disputes and abductions involving Japanese citizens. With Richard Ronald, she co-edited Home and Family in Japan: Continuity and Transformation (Routledge 2010) and will soon publish Intimate Japan, co-edited with Emma E. Cook. Her research has been supported by Fulbright IIE fellowship, the Japan Foundation, and an Abe Fellowship administered by the Social Science Research Council.