TAKEDA Izumi specialises in eighteenth-century textile industry of Ireland
Through investigating the names and features of textiles, she has been
interested in transcending (or blurring) the boundaries of different fibres.
Her current objective is to reveal the veiled links between and among
different textile producing areas by looking at the consumer markets as
She obtained her PhD degree in economics from the University of Tokyo in
2010, and is now a professor of economic history at Wako University.