Splash Biography

JANIC AGUIRRE, Yale Sophomore Majoring in Anthropology

Major: Anthropology

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2025

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

My name is Janic Aguirre. I am from Newark, New Jersey, and major in Anthropology. My particular field of interest is Maya archaeology though I dabble in the history of modern political struggles. I am currently serving as part of the board of a Yale student organization called Bridges ESL, which invites Yale students to tutor English as a second language to adults in the New Haven area and abroad.

Past Classes

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H4613: Anarcha-Feminism in Japan: a story of Three Women in Splash Fall 2022 (Oct. 29, 2022)
When one think of Japan, one may picture a society of hierarchy and order. But for activists in the late 19th and early 20th century, that was exactly what wrong with Japan. How did anarchism find itself in Japan? Where did Yale Divinity School, christianity, and Esperanto play into this? How did anarchism set the foundations of Japanese feminism? In this class, we will take a brief look at the history of anarchism in Japan and analyze primary sources to understand the beliefs and lives of three anarcha-feminists: Ito Noe, Fumiko Kaneko, and Kanno Sugako.