Robin Kietlinski

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Room: M-Building, M-204
Phone: (718) 482-5940

Monday- Thursday  9 a.m.- 5 p.m.


  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
  • M.A., University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A., University of Chicago

Areas of Expertise or Research

  • Modern Japan, East Asian history, global history
  • The Olympic Games
  • The environment
  • Gender and sports in East Asia


Robin Kietlinski is a professor of History at LaGuardia Community College. Her research focuses on historical intersections between Japanese society and sport, and she has published extensively on the ways in which the Olympics have shaped modern Japan, and how Japan has shaped the modern Olympic Movement (with most of her work focusing on issues of gender and the environment). Dr. Kietlinski was a 2019/2022 Fulbright Research Scholar at the University of Tsukuba, where she carried out research on Olympic sustainability initiatives and Olympic dissent groups. She holds a B.A. from the University of Chicago and received her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, all in interdisciplinary programs of East Asian Languages and Civilizations.