Kendall Belopavlovich

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PhD Candidate
Humanities Department
Michigan Technological University


  • B.A. Communication, Culture, and Media, Michigan Technological University

Research Interests

Animation, Anime   Indigenous Studies   Native American Studies  

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Kendall Belopavlovich (they/them) is a Doctoral Candidate of the Rhetoric, Theory, and Culture program at Michigan Technological University. Working at the intersections of film and media studies, and Indigenous studies, Kendall is a settler scholar whose work bridges disciplines, knowledge systems, and communities. Their current research interests include Japanese anime and manga portrayals of Indigenous peoples; land acknowledgement statements and anticolonial institutional education and outreach; and intersections of queer-polyamarous-gender identity. They are the Indigenous Studies area chair for the Midwest Popular Culture Association. Their work regarding the adaptation of The Last of the Mohicans novel by James Fenimore Cooper as Japanese manga is being published in a forthcoming book edited by Dr. Kendra Sheehan entitled, Cross-Cultural Influences Between Japanese and American Pop Cultures: Powers of Pop. A writer in many regards, Kendall is the author of Bloody Awakening (2020), and Some Summer Nights (2023).


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List of Publications (3)
In 2023

Belopavlovich, Kendall. "Visual Performance As Boundary Work In Japanese Anime Ouran High School Host Club." Rising Asia Journal 3, no. 2 (September 2023).

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Belopavlovich, Kendall. "The North American Indigenous Body in the Land of the Rising Sun: Lessons from The Last of the Mohicans." In Cross-Cultural Influences between Japanese and American Pop Cultures: Powers of Pop, Edited by Kendra Sheehan, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, June 15, 2023.

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In 2022

Belopavlovich, Kendall. "Graphic Violence: Illustrated Theories About Violence, Popular Media, and Our Social Lives." Mass Communication and Society, 2022, doi: 10.1080/15205436.2022.2034465.

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