am an associate professor of Japanese in the Department of Modern Languages and
Literatures at the College of William and Mary in Virginia. I joined the
college in 2009. I earned my PhD in Japanese literature from the University of
California, Irvine in Spring 2010. I hold a BA in English literature from
My research interests include the city in Japanese literature and popular culture; locality and the relationship between local and national spaces, subjectivities, and practices; dialect and national language; and alternate or allo-histories.
I teach surveys of modern and classical Japanese literature, Japanese cinema, and anime; upper-level courses on the modern city, the local in cinema, and the discourse of everyday life; and a Freshman Seminar on alternate histories.
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