Izumi Nakayama is the Research Officer/Honorary Assistant Professor at the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Hong Kong. Her research interests focus on the body, gender, labor, and technology in modern and contemporary Japan and East Asia, examining the histories of menstruation, breastfeeding, and infertility. She is currently exploring new topics on the body and time, emotions, and the senses.
Izumi loves food and is working on a collaborative historical study of soy sauce in Japan and East Asia with Angela Leung. She also loves dogs, but no history project there…yet.
Izumi is born and raised in Tokyo, Japan and has studied in France, the U.S., and China. She also loves Hong Kong.