Cerise Jackson

Thesis Title:

Black Anime: Translating Race and Narrating Resistance in Japanese Pop-Culture Beyond Japan


Dr. Linda Flores and Dr. Juliana Buriticá Alzate


Educational Background:

Before joining Oxford, Cerise received a first-class master's degree in Translation Studies, with a Japanese specialism, from Durham University (2020) and a BSc in Management Science from Nottingham University (2015). They also have professional experience working as an editor and translator for multinational companies in Japan and the U.K., as well as tutoring Japanese literature and English language.


Research Interests:

Cerise is a multi- and transdisciplinary researcher interested in the relationships and processes mediating Japanese and Black cultural identities. Her current DPhil project analyses the relationship between the established form of Japanese anime and the narratives of race, gender, and trauma in the emergent form of Black anime.

  • Intersemiotic translation
  • Comparative literature
  • Multimodal and digital literacy
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Gender and Queer Theory