Researching Homosexuality in 17th Century Japan Marcus Undergraduate Research Fellowship
"Sexuality in 17th century Japan was not what we expected." - Kayla Ratliff
Inspired, in part, by a desire to learn about her Japanese heritage, history student, Kayla Ratliff is reading literature to understand how homosexuality was viewed and practiced in 17th century Japan. She found that sexual relationships between men wasn't stigmatized and wanted to further research the topic.