Travis Workman recently received his Ph.D. in East Asian Literature from Cornell University. His dissertation, Culture, Time, and Form in the Japanese Empire (1919-1945), considered various modes of transnationalism prominent in the Japanese empire, including cultural cosmopolitanism, Marxist internationalism, imperial nationalism, and minor literature. He was particularly interested in how discourses and literatures of the period dealt with questions of historical time, and how their ideas of historical time were informed by humanist universalisms. While in the Mellon Program, Travis taught one course in the Asian Languages and Cultures Department titled “Ideas of Culture in East Asian Studies,” and another course in ALC and Comparative Literature titled “Empire and the Human Sciences.” Travis currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Korean Language, Culture, and Media at the University of Minnesota.