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Mark Silver

Mark Silver

Division of Research Programs

Senior Program Officer

Floor: 4

Phone: (202) 606-8624


Mark Silver is a Senior Program Officer in the Division of Research Programs, where he is the team leader for the Public Scholar 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 and peer-reviewed articles in the fields of modern Japanese literature and culture. He has taught at Middlebury College, Connecticut College, and Colgate University.