Yuko Takahashi (Japan)

Yuko Takahashi was named the eleventh president of Tsuda College (now Tsuda University), Japan, in 2016. With a B.A. (American Studies) from Tsuda College, an M.A. in International Affairs from the University of Tsukuba, an M.A. in History and a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Kansas. She is also a professor in the Department of English at Tsuda University. Her major research areas are American Studies, American social history, and gender history. She served as President of the Japanese Association of American Studies (2018-2020), and she is currently an executive director of the Gender History Association of Japan; a member of the board of trustees for the American Studies Foundation; and an associate member of the Science Council of Japan. She was a Fulbright visiting scholar at Stanford University (2003-04) as well as Wellesley College (2013-14), and she is particularly interested in leadership education for the next generation at women’s colleges in both the U.S. and Japan.