Kevin M. Doak
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Kevin M. Doak holds the Nippon Foundation Endowed Chair and is also Professor of Japanese Studies in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Georgetown University. Additionally, Dr. Doak co-edits The Journal of Japanese Studies. Prior to his current position, Dr. Doak taught at Wake Forest University and The University of Illinois, and he has been affiliated with Tokai University, Konan University, the Humanities Institute of Kyoto University, and Leiden University. He has published four books, including Xavier's Legacies: Catholicism in Modern Japanese Culture (2012) and over forty articles in English or Japanese on modern Japanese politics, religion, thought and culture. Doak has been interviewed extensively by the Japanese media, and has been cited by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for his views on religious freedom in Japan.