Rika Hiro

Visiting Assistant Professor

Department: Art History
Rika Hiro

Academic History

  • Ph.D. in Art History, University of Southern California
  • M.A. in Museum Studies & Art History, University of Southern California
  • B.A. in International Studies (Comparative Cultural Studies focus), Meiji Gakuin University, Tokyo

Areas of Expertise

Japanese art and visual culture, Asian art, modern and contemporary art, transpacific exchanges in art, art and nuclear science, art and politics, censorship, art and design, museum and archive studies, and world art history.

Selected Research and Publications

Awards and Honors

  • DNP Foundation for Cultural Promotion Graphic Culture Research Grants, 2019-2022
  • Dornsife Preceptor/Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, USC, 2017-2020
  • Research Enhancement Fellowship, Graduate School, USC, 2015-2016
  • Excellence in Teaching in Art History, USC Center for Excellence in Teaching, 2015-2016
  • Ace Nikaido Fellowship, East Asian Studies Center, USC, 2013 and 2015

Courses Taught

  • The Arts of Japan
  • The Tale of Genji
  • Japanese Prints
  • The Arts of China
  • Topics in Asian Art/Japanese Art & Culture in the Americas