Laura Ginsberg Spielvogel

Laura Ginsberg Spielvogel is Co-Founder of Flip Learning and an expert in the fields of public anthropology, digital humanities, and gender and women’s studies. She has created a web-based, role-playing simulation on Japanese culture, where students play characters in a fictional wedding between a Japanese women and an American man, and has been the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships including awards from the Kauffman Foundation and NEH. Laura was recognized for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching from the College of Arts and Sciences at Western Michigan University (2010-2011) and was named Faculty Fellow by the Lee Honors College at WMU (2012). She has published a book, entitled Working Out in Japan: Shaping the Female Body in Tokyo Fitness Clubs (Duke University Press, 2003), as well as articles in The Electronic Journal of Communication, Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, The International Journal of Learning and Media and a series of works of creative non-fiction.