Iris-Aya Laemmerhirt teaches American Studies and British Studies at TU Dortmund University where she is a post-doctoral candidate. Her research interests are the literature of the 1940s, Transnational Studies, and representations of Hawaii in the media. Currently, she is teaching as a Fulbright SIR at UVA Wise.
"It is, however, a superb introductory textbook to its subject, and I would not hesitate to recommend it to undergraduate students and any other scholars seeking a comprehensive overview of the considerable body of literature on transnational cultural flows between the United States and Japan." Casey Brienza, Pacific Affairs, 89/1 (2016)