Assistant Professor, Japanese Literature
Ph.D.; Stanford University, East Asian Languages and Cultures (Japanese), 2013
B.A.; Brown University
- Narratives of empire, nation, and colony (Korea) in modern Japanese literature (Meiji-Taishō-Shōwa)
- Representations of Korean anticolonial resistance in Japanese popular colonial discourse and visual culture
- Affect studies, terror, and colonial discourse
- Genre studies: fictions of crime, detection, and terror
- Postcolonial legacies of Japanese imperialism
“’Why was he…well…killed?’ Natsume Sōseki and (Anti-)Colonial Violence,” Review of Japanese Culture and Society (forthcoming, Dec 2017).
“Through Anxious or Confident Eyes? Visualizing the Korean Subversive in Taishō Detective Narratives,” Proceedings of the Association of Japanese Literary Studies, Volume 17, Summer 2017, pp. 10-20.
“Nakanishi Inosuke and ‘Futei Senjin’ in the Colonial Gaze of Taishō Japan: The Subversion of Mass Discourse and Colonial Discourse” (Nakanishi Inosuke to Taishō-ki no futei Senjin e no manazashi: Taishū disukuuru to koroniaru gensetsu no tenpuku), Ritsumeikan Studies in Language and Culture, Vol 22 No. 3, January 2011, pp. 81-97. (in Japanese)
Recent Research Presentations and Talks
“Empire’s Sincerest Propagandists: Japanese Student Essays on ‘Japan-Korean Harmony’ (Naisen Yūwa),” Association of Asian Studies Annual Meeting, Seattle, April 2016.
“Terms of Imperial Engagement: Exploring Japanese Perspectives on Colonialism and Korean Resistance through Language and Narration,” University of California, Davis, May 2016.
“Imperial Hopes Amidst Horrors: Beautiful Tales of the Kantō Earthquake Korean Massacres,” Association of Asian Studies AAS in Asia Conference, Doshisha University, Kyoto, June 2016.
“Drawing Empire’s Fractured Frontier: Literary Sketches and Populist Caricatures of the Japan-Korea ‘Merger’ (Nikkan heigō)” Association of Asian Studies AAS in Asia Conference, Korea University, Seoul, June 2017.
“Blurred Lines: Sketching the Annexed Frontier of Imperial Subjectivity in Takahama Kyoshi’s Chōsen,” Asian Studies Conference Japan (ASCJ), Rikkyo University, July 2017.