Professor Anderer is currently writing a book titled Kurosawa’s Rashomon (forthcoming, Pegasus Books/W.W. Norton).

In the fall of 2012, he conducted research at Waseda University as a Tsunoda Fellow; in the spring of 2013, he was a Visiting Scholar at La Sapienza in Rome. In the summer of 2014, he advanced Columbia’s “Global Liberal Arts” Mellon Initiative by teaching a short course (on Akira Kurosawa) at Waseda University.

Professor Anderer was educated at Michigan (BA), Chicago (MA), and Yale (PhD), He joined the Columbia faculty in 1980, and has served the University as Chair of EALAC, as Director of the Keene Center, as Acting Dean of the Graduate School, and as Vice Provost for International Relations.

Professor Anderer holds degrees from Michigan , Chicago , and Yale, and has held teaching or research appointments at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Notre Dame, and Kinki University . He joined the Columbia faculty in 1980.