Iskra Gencheva, Ph.D.

Iskra3Dr. Gencheva is a Professor of Humanities and History at Lakeland University Japan and a Visiting Professor of Ancient History and Culture at the University of Tokyo. She has graduated from the University of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski” with a Master’s degree in Classics and Literature, and a Doctoral degree in History. Her research, academic presentations, and publications are on various aspects of Ancient History and Late Antiquity.

For her academic achievements, Dr. Gencheva was awarded research fellowships from several prestigious foundations and centers of academic excellence, among them the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) - the USA, State Scholarships Foundation (I.K.Y.) – Greece, and Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies - Germany.

As a professor at Lakeland University Japan, Dr. Gencheva created and successfully developed a project Vox Humana, whose collaboration with the Hansen’s disease museums in Japan resulted in official recognition of LUJ students’ volunteer work by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare of Japan.

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