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- East Asian Languages and Cultures
- IU Bloomington
Global and International Studies Building, 2029
Oxenbell is an expert in Japanese medieval violence, exploring multiple social and cultural meanings of violence and conflict from the belief that they can raise new questions about the role and status of violence today. He has studied non-governmental violent actors and their significance for state formations and the development of conflict mediation strategies between centers and peripheries. Aside from conflict studies, Oxenboell examines the premodern political and social history, the culture of violence, martial suicide, and early modern Japanese visions of the medieval past.