Mark Silver

Senior Program Officer

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(202) 606-8624


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Mark Silver is a Senior Program Officer in the Division of Research Programs, where he is the team leader for the Public Scholars program and for Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan. He holds a Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Literatures from Yale University. He is the author of Purloined Letters: Cultural Borrowing and Japanese Crime Literature, 1868-1937 (University of Hawaii Press, 2008) as well as a number of book reviews, peer-reviewed articles, and translations in the fields of modern Japanese literature and culture. He has taught at Middlebury College, Connecticut College, and Colgate University.