Areas of Expertise

Journalism, Broadcast Voice Performance, Mass Communication, and Media Theories.


Beryl Hawkins’ research interests and publications include international news coverage of Asian affairs, stylistic analysis of media stories (the Tokyo Olympics), performance and cultural theories. These research interests stem from her background as a radio journalist, talk show host, and producer for NBC’s radio station in Washington D.C. She also has experience as a media strategist in New York City, developing national media campaigns, press events and advertising campaigns, working with national leaders and cultural and women’s advocacy groups.

Representative Publications

  • Hawkins, B. (2016). Framing the Pre-Olympic News Coverage of Tokyo 2020: A Comparative Analysis of Tokyo’s Successful Bid and the Olympic Stadium Design. The IAFOR International Conference on Japan & Japan Studies, 43-60.
  • Hawkins, B. & Natusch, B. (2014). A Corpus Stylistics News Story Analysis of a Japan-China Faceoff: The Senkaku-Diaoyu Territorial Dispute. The Asian Conference on Media & Mass Communication, 135-152.
  • Hawkins, B., & Natusch, B. (2013). Mapping Nichols’ Modes in Documentary Film: Helvetica and Ai Wei Wei: Never Sorry. IAFOR Journal of Media Communication & Film.


  • M.A. in Media Studies, New School University, NY
  • B.A. in Theater and Drama, Lawrence University, WI

Previous experience

  • Meiji Gakuin University (2016 – Present)
  • Lecturer, Nihon University (2011 – Present)
  • Lecturer, Waseda University, (2007 – 2016)