Professor of Anthropology

Degrees: Ph.D, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Expertise: Anthropology, Sex and gender, Medicine and culture, Japan, China

Professor of Anthropology
Degrees: Ph.D. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Expertise:
Anthropology, Sex and gender, Medicine and culture, Japan, China
Dr. Long specializes in anthropology and East Asian Studies. She did her undergraduate work at the University of Michigan and received her MA and Ph.D. in anthropology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She became interested in Japan when she was sent there as an AFS exchange student in high school, knowing little more than how to count to ten and say “sayonara.”

 
Dr. Long has been teaching full time at John Carroll University since 1989.She regularly teaches the following courses:

100-level:
Introduction to East Asia

200-level:
Introduction to Anthropology; Japanese Society; Public Health in US Society

300-level:
Sex and Gender; Medicine, Environment, and Global Health; Health & Healing in East Asia; Popular Culture in Japan

400-level:
Internship in Population and Public Health

Dr. Long was John Carroll University’s first Director of East Asian Studies, working with other faculty and administrators to develop this international program. The East Asian Studies program involves regular and special courses, student exchange, extracurricular lectures and concerts, hosting conferences and workshops, and working with schools and museums in the area to improve education about East Asia. Dr. Long served as project director of a federally funded program to increase the number of licensed Japanese language teachers in area high schools.

Dr. Long has been actively conducting research on Japanese women, family, care of the elderly, medical systems, and bioethics and end-of-life decision-making. She has published numerous articles and book chapters. In 2015 she received the JCU Distinguished Faculty Award.

Publications and Major Research