Grad Students

Catherine Tsukasa Bender

Contact Information

Email    ktbender [at]
Office  Not Available

Fields of Study

cultural, urban, and feminist geography; social movements and contentious politics; urban humanities; alternative placemaking and community networks; anarchism; Japan, East Asia


Eric Sheppard
Helga Leitner
Adam Moore
Anne McKnight


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.