Trevor Menders

Trevor Menders

Historical Japanese Arts
Trevor Menders

Trevor is interested in the status of the body in historical Japan: how media from across Japanese history reflects a changing conception of physicality in relation to time, movement, and divinity. He hopes to research premodern representations of liturgical dance—its frequency and strategies of depiction—to understand the religious and political agency afforded to the visual record of live performance. Trevor also works on the history of ceramic production and collection in Japan’s Meiji period.

Trevor holds a BA cum laude in East Asian Languages and Cultures from Columbia University, where he received departmental honors for his thesis “A Tragic Beauty: Reading Women in the Early Medieval Yamai no sōshi” advised by Dr. Matthew McKelway. Previously, he has worked with Joan B Mirviss LTD Japanese Fine Art; served as Warshawsky Curatorial Fellow at the Cleveland Museum of Art and Fulbright Fellow researcher at Tokyo University of the Arts; authored translations for Japanese institutions including the Kyoto National Museum and Saga Arashiyama Museum of Arts and Culture; and attended the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies as a Toshizo Watanabe Fellow.

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