Join us in conversation with Professor Lorie Brau from the University of New Mexico as she uncovers the fascinating development of manga (comics) and, specifically, food manga in 20th century Japan. And don't forget to listen to the entire episode featuring excerpts from her interview with Unsimply Soba: Comics and Competition in Japanese History, out now!
Dr. Brau's research interests include folklore, food and culture, and the theatre, traditional music, and popular culture of Japan. She is presently researching food in Japanese popular culture for a book on Japanese culinary comic books (manga). Her work includes: