Background

Education

PhD, East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Southern California, 2017
MA, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania, 2009
BA, East Asian Studies, Smith College, 2006

Academic Appointments
2018-present: Clinical Assistant Professor, Japanese Studies, University at Buffalo
2017-2018: Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellow, Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures

Select Honors and Awards
2016-2017: Carroll Scholarship
2014-2016: Andrew W Mellon Digital Humanities Fellowship
2012-2013: Nippon Foundation Fellowship
2010-2012: FLAS Fellowship
2005: Freeman Fellowship

I have published in Film Criticism and the Journal of Popular Culture, and I have presented at conferences including the Modern Language Association (MLA) annual conference, the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association annual conference, an Association of Asian Studies regional conference, Mechademia, the Comics Arts Conference at San Diego Comic-Con, and the Anime and Manga Studies Symposium at Anime Expo. I have curated or participated in the creation of exhibits exploring manga, Japanese Alice in Wonderland adaptations, a fictional world called Rilao, and the light animation of Japanese artists Tochka.