Fields of Study
cultural, urban, and feminist geography; social movements and contentious politics; urban humanities; alternative placemaking and community networks; anarchism; Japan, East Asia
Aratani Fieldwork Fellowship, UCLA Terasaki Center (2015, 2014, Summer 2013)
Urban Humanities Institute Fellowship (2014)
Urban Humanities Institute Best Project Award (2014)
Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellowship (2011-2015)
Sasakawa Fellowship, Terasaki Center (Summer 2012)
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS) (2010-2011)
University Fellowship, The Ohio State University (2009-2010)
IUC Yokohama, 2010-2011
MA, Global Education, The Ohio State University
BA, Politics, Ithaca College
Bender, KT and Brown, Alexander. (forthcoming, 2016) The Global Hiroba: Transnational Spaces in Japan’s Anti-Nuclear Movement. Chapter in the edited collection Transgressing Frontiers.
Bender, KT, and Newton, Andrew. (Spring 2012) Occupy UCLA: Insurgent spaces at a “Public” Campus. Progressive Planning, 191, 30-33.