Researching Homosexuality in 17th Century Japan Marcus Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Author: Department of History
December 9, 2019

"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.