Jason Andrew Bartashius, Ph.D.

Jason is an independent researcher and adjunct instructor based in Tokyo. Their interdisciplinary research examines the phenomenon of religion with a focus on the following areas:

  • Film
  • Gender & Sexuality
  • Migration

In addition to his academic publications, he has contributed to various outlets including The Japan Times, Civil Beat and Kyoto Journal.


  • Ph.D. Global Studies, Sophia University 2019
  • M.A Asian Religion, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa 2010
  • B.A. Religion, Saint Michael’s College 2004