Shigeru Miyagawa

Tuesday, October 65:15 pm in 3-133

Shigeru Miyagawa will discuss his journey from growing up in Alabama as a Japanese-American, to an academic career bridging Japanand America, linguistics and culture, and education and technology at MIT.

This event is part of a series of faculty talks for students sponsored by the Chancellor’s Office and Prof Lorna Gibson. The series is aimed at helping students connect with faculty members and easing student stress about what happens after MIT by showing that there are many different paths to a successful career.

Shigeru Miyagawa has been at MIT since 1991 and teaches subjects in the MIT Global Studies and Languages program and in Linguistics. He is Professor of Linguistics and Kochi-Majiro Professor of Japanese Language and Culture. He also holds a joint project professorship at the University of Tokyo, where he is Director of Online Education.

The series includes talks by:

Prof. Arthur Bahr on September 16 at 5:15 p.m. in 2-105
Prof. Emery Brown on September 30 at 5:15 p.m. in 6-120
Prof. Shigeru Miyagawa on October 6 at 5:15 p.m. in 3-133
Prof. Maria Zuber on October 14 at 5:15 p.m. in 6-120
Prof. Paula Hammond on October 28 at 5:15 p.m. in 6-120
Prof. Will Broadhead on November 10 at 5:15 p.m. in 3-133
Prof. Robert Langer on November 30 at 4:15 p.m. in 6-120