David Boyd

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David Boyd

Assistant Professor of Japanese

Coordinator of Undergraduate Certificate of Translating Japanese-English

David Boyd is assistant professor of Japanese. He has translated fiction by Izumi Suzuki, Tatsuhiko Shibusawa, and Kanoko Okamoto, among others. His translations of novellas by Hideo Furukawa (Slow Boat; Pushkin Press, 2017) and Hiroko Oyamada (The Hole; New Directions, 2020) have won the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission (JUSFC) Prize for the Translation of Japanese Literature.


Ph.D. East Asian Studies, Princeton University (2018)

M.A. Contemporary Literary Studies, University of Tokyo (2012)

B.A. East Asian Studies, University of California, Los Angeles (2005)


Assistant Professor of Japanese, UNC Charlotte, 2018 – present

Specific Research Interests

Literary Translation
Modern Japanese Literature
Translation Studies