Graduate Students

Chinese Graduate Students

Ph.D. program


ALGRIM, Jacob
Email: jalgrim@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Jiang, Song
Research interests: Cognitive linguistics, Cross-cultural communication, Chinese linguistics

CHEN, Jinhui
Email: jinhuic@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Yue, Ming-Bao
Research interests: Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature; Gender studies; Cultural studies

CHEN, Ying Yu
Email:
yingyuch@hawaii.edu
Advisor:
Jiang, Song 
Research interests:
Corpus Linguistics, Chinese Pedagogy, Syntax, Second Language Acquisition

DONG, Jin
Email: dj415@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Wang, Haidan
Research interests: Second language acquisition; Chinese pedagogy.

FLEMING, Ryan
Email:
ryandf@hawaii.edu
Advisor:
McCraw, David
Research interests:
Traditional Chinese Literature, Literary Theory, and Chinese Philosophy.

HUANG, Shu-Yu
Email:
shuyu@hawaii.edu
Advisor:
Wang, Haidan
Research interests: Pragmatics, Chinese pedagogy, Corpus Linguistics

HUANG, Yao
Email: huangyao@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Jiang, Li
Research interests: Linguistics, Chinese Syntax, and Semantics, Chinese pedagogy

JEN, Hsin-Tzu
Email:
hjen@hawaii.edu
Advisor:
Wang, Haidan
Research interests:
Conversation Analysis in L2 Research, Chinese Pedagogy, Cognitive Linguistics, Lexical Semantics, Morphology, Corpus Linguistics

KIM, Jiyun
Email:
jiyunk@hawaii.edu
Advisor:
Peng, Yun
Research interests:
Contemporary Chinese visual arts, East Asian visual culture, and Gender representation

LI, Nini
Email:
ninili@hawaii.edu
Advisor:
Jiang, Song
Research interests:
Linguistics, Syntax,  Second Language Acquisition, Pedagogical Grammar

LIU, Jia
Email: liujia@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Jiang, Song
Research interests: Chinese Pedagogy

SUN, Yunhe
Email: ysun@hawaii.edu
Advisor:  Wang, Haidan
Research interests:  Chinese Pedagogy, Language Assessment and Measurement, Language Program Development and Evaluation

TANG, Alexander
Email:
aftang@hawaii.edu
Advisor:
Jiang, Li
Research interests:Bilingualism and Biliteracy, Cantonese Linguistics, First and Second Language Acquisition, Indigenous Languages in Hong Kong, Interlanguage Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics, and Teaching Cantonese as a Heritage Language

TIAN, Jiaxin
Email:  jiaxin24@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Wang, Haidan
Research interests:

WANG, Nan
Email:  wangnang@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Yue, Ming-Bao
Research interests: Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature, Ethnicity and Membership Politics of Koreans in China (Chosonjok), Cultural studies.

WU, Jing
Email: wujing@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Jiang, Song
Research interests:

YANG, Xi
Email:  xiyang@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Jiang, Song
Research interests:

YE, Xiao
Email: xiaoye@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Jiang, Li
Research interests: Chinese Syntax and Semantics; Classical Chinese

ZHAI, Mengying
Email: mzhai9@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Wang, Haidan
Research interests:  Chinese pedagogy

MA program

Japanese Graduate Students

Ph.D. program

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BARNETT, Tanya
Email: tanyanb@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Haag, Andre
Research interests: Representations of Romanticism in Taishō era poetry, Symbolism, Proletarian literature, Agrarianism, Topography and spatiality, Literary criticism

FORTÉ, Sean
Email:  sforte@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Yoshimi, Dina
Research interests: Japanese Pedagogy, Dialogism and Sociocultural Theory in L2 Instruction, Classroom Practices

FUKASAWA, Michiko
Email:  michikof@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Fukuda, Shinichiro
Research interests: Syntax, Syntax-phonology Interface, and Morphology.

HATA, Keiko
Email:  keiko3@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Kanno, Kazue
Research interests: Japanese Syntax, Psycholinguistics, L1 & L2 Acquisition

HOMMA, Kunihiko
Email: khomma@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Cook, Haruko
Research interests: Sociolinguistics, Japanese as a Heritage Language, Pragmatics, Japanese pedagogy, Discourse analysis, Linguistic Landscape


IKEDA, Eishi
Email: ikedae@hawaii.edu
Advisor:
Yoshimi, Dina
Research interests:
L2 Pragmatics (e.g. interactional pragmatics, sociopragmatics, pragmalinguistics), Japanese Language Pedagogy & Second Language Acquisition, Out-of-Class Language Learning, Curriculum Development

ISERI, Joseph
Email:
iserij@hawaii.edu
Advisor:
Cook, Haruko
Research interests: 

KING, Sara
Email: saraking@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Cook, Haruko
Research interests: Sociolinguistics/Sociophonetics (Gender and Media), Regional Dialects and Language Commodification, Japanese and Korean SLA, Motivation and Learner Identity

MITANI, Koyuki
Email:  kmitani@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Kasper, Gabriele 
Research interests: Sociolinguistics, Pragmatics, Interactional competence, Second language development, Conversation analysis, Discourse analysis


MUKOYAMA, Erika
Email: emuko@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Yoshimi, Dina
Research interests: Sociolinguistics, Language Socialization, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis, Conversation Analysis

PIZZARO, Francesca
Email: fpizarro@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Ito, Ken
Research interests:  Meiji & Taisho period literature, Shōjo fiction, Women’s studies, Girls’ studies

REIDPATH, Hilson
Email:  hilson4@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Huey, Robert
Research interests: Okinawan Literature, Race in Japan


SHINKUMA, Kenichi
Email:  shinkuma@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Cook, Haruko
Research interests: Sociolinguistics, Dialectology, Syntax, and Pragmatics

TAN, Samantha
Email:  tanzys@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Cook, Haruko
Research interests: Sociolinguistics (Race, Gender, Sexuality, Media), Linguistic performance & performativity, Indexicality, Visual Semiotics, Ideology, Translation


WANG, Tian
Email:  tianw@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Fukuda, Shinichiro
Research interests:


YOSHII, Ruri
Email:  ruriy@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Yoshimi, Dina
Research interests: Japanese Language Pedagogy, Sociocultural Theory in L2 Instruction, Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics

MA program


COLEMAN, Aidan
Email:
aidanc45@hawaii.edu
Advisor:
Kanno, Kazue
Research interests:
Intercultural communication, Sociolinguistics (language ideology, identity, multilingualism), and the Okinawan language

CULP, Amy
Email:
acculp@hawaii.edu
Advisor:
Hasegawa, Atsushi
Research interests: Japanese language pedagogy, Sociolinguistics, and Second language acquisition

DIXON, Jesse
Email:
dixonj7@hawaii.edu
Advisor:
Yoshimi, Dina
Research interests: 
Japanese Language Pedagogy, Second Language Acquisition, and Analysis of Mutual Intelligibility Between Languages
MCINTYRE, Lillian
Email:
lmcintyr@hawaii.edu
Advisor:
Haag, Andre
Research interests:
20th-century Japanese new media, religious imagery & new religions, science fiction, traditional clothing, literary theory and criticism
MITANI, Noriko
Email: mitanin@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Hasegawa, Atsushi
Research interests: Pragmatics, Discourse analysis, Japanese pedagogy, Second language acquisition, Sociolinguistics

MOHAR, Brett
Email:
mohar@hawaii.edu
Advisor:
Hasegawa, Atsushi
Research interests: 
SLA, Language Pedagogy, Mimetics & Sound Symbolism, Pitch Accent & Pronunciation, Conversational Analysis, Syntax, Semantics, and Translation Studies

NAKAYAMA, Ross
Email: rossnaka@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Hasegawa, Atsushi

Research interests: Japanese pedagogy


TAMAI, Miyuki
Email:
miyuki2@hawaii.edu
Advisor:
Hasegawa, Atsushi
Research interests: 
Japanese language pedagogy and conversation/discourse analysis of students’ interaction
TANAKA, Tara
Email:
tarag@hawaii.edu
Advisor:
Cook, Haruko
Research interests:
Japanese language pedagogy, 2nd language acquisition, and Language development

 

Korean Graduate Students

Ph.D. program

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DELANEY, Meghan
Email: delaneym@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Park, Mee-Jeong
Research interests:  Pedagogy

FOX, Bonnie
Email: foxbonni@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Cheon, Sang-Yee
Research interests: Phonetics (articulatory, sound change), Phonology (prosody, tone, intonation), Korean, Jejueo, Second Language Acquisition (especially relating to Korean L2), Morphology (neologisms), Korean Historical Linguistics (comparative theory within phonology), Experimental Linguistics

HAN, Dasom
Email:
dasomh@hawaii.edu
Advisor:
Krolikoski, David
Research interests:
Literary theory, Eco-criticism, Disability studies, and East Asian cinema

HWANG, Chiyeon
Email: chiyeon@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Kim, Yung-Hee
Research interests: 20th-century Korean literature, Literary criticism, Film and Culture, Gender studies, and Feminism

JUHN, Dianne
Email: diannej@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Cheon, Sang-Yee
Research interests: Korean linguistics, Visual arts, Pedagogy, Korean Art and History


KIM, HwanHee
Email: hwanhee@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Park, Mee-Jeong
Research interests: Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics (conventional/unconventional use of honorifics), and Korean language pedagogy


KIM, Hyejin
Email: hyejin7@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Kim, Yung-Hee
Research interests: Feminism in Modern Korean literature

KIM, Nami
Email: namikim@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Park, Mee-Jeong
Research interests: Korean language pedagogy and Assessment


LEE, Joungmok
Email:
joungmok@hawaii.edu
Advisor:
Sohn, Homin
Research interests:


MIYASHIRO, Tyler
Email: tylerbm@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Kim, Mary Shin
Research interests: Korean language pedagogy, Sociocultural and Interactional Linguistics (Discourse and Conversation Analytic-Based Approaches), Interactional Sociolinguistics (Humor Studies)


NAM, Sujung
Email:
nams@hawaii.edu
Advisor:
Kim, Mary Shin
Research interests:
 Cognitive Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Psychology of Language; Corpus Linguistics; Language Acquisition


PARK, Leeseul
Email: leeseul@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Cheon, Sang Yee
Research interests: Korean linguistics, Second language acquisition, Assessment, Second Language Teaching with technology, and Instructional materials development


PARK, Min-Sung
Email: parkms@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Krolikoski, David
Research interests: Genre literature and Science fiction

PAK, Sooran
Email: sooran@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Park, Mee-Jeong
Research interests:  Korean syntax, Semantics, and Pedagogy


PARK, Cheol Rin
Email: crpark@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Sohn, Homin
Research interests:


SMITH, Hye Young (Choi)
Email: hyc@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Kim, Mary Shin
Research interests: Korean conversation analysis, Korean modal suffixes, L2 identities, Emotions in L2 learning & teaching

WOO, Boeui
Email:  bwoo@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Cheon, Sang-Yee
Research interests:

YOO, Jeehae
Email:
yoojh@hawaii.edu
Advisor:
Park, Mee-Jeong
Research interests:
Textbook Development, Internet-Mediated Communication, Grammatical Function of Korean Intonation, Korean Language Pedagogy

YOON, Sue Y.
Email: syoon7@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Kim, Mary Shin
Research interests: Sociolinguistics, pragmatics, multimodality, conversation analysis, and Korean language pedagogy.


YOU, Eunsun
Email: eunsun6@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Park, Mee-Jeong
Research interests: Korean language pedagogy and L2 Korean writing assessment

MA program


BRENTANO, Natalie
Email:
brentano@hawaii.edu
Advisor:
Research interests:

DINGLE, Rebecca
Email:
  radingle@hawaii.edu
Advisor:
Research interests:

GRANOFF, Hannah
Email: hgranoff@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Kim, Yung-Hee
Research interests: Women literature, Literature from the Colonial Period, LGBTQ issues in media
HARTFORD, Jamie
Email:
jamie47@hawaii.edu
Advisor:
Kim, Mary
Research interests:
Sociolinguistic, Gender studies, Gender representation through media

HONG, Hyejin
Email: hyejinh@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Park, Mee-Jeong
Research interests:


JEON, Young-Hee
Email: jeony3@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Krolikoski, David
Research interests: Bilingualism in literature, Exophony


KIM, Soo Min
Email:
soomink@hawaii.edu
Advisor:
Chung, Han-byul
Research interests:
LAWRENCE, Katharine
Email:
kdlawren@hawaii.edu
Advisor:
Chung, Han-Byul
Research interests:
Media promotion, Marketing of Korean culture, Linguistics

LEE, Joo Hyun
Email:
lee2022@hawaii.edu
Advisor:
Cheon, Sang-Yee
Research interests: 
Pedagogy, Linguistics, Language Acquisition, Curriculum Development

LEE, Kyujin
Email:
kyujin7@hawaii.edu
Advisor:
Park, Mee-Jeong
Research interests: 
Korean language pedagogy, instructed SLA, technology-integrated language instruction, and L2 Korean pronunciation
LIN, Yini
Email:
yinilin@hawaii.edu
Advisor:
Chung, Han-Byul
Research interests:
Korean linguistics, Conversation analysis, Gender issues

PIERCE SCHELL, Emma
Email:
seeps@hawaii.edu
Advisor:
Research interests:

RIGSBY, Caleb
Email:
cdrigsb@hawaii.edu
Advisor:
Chung, Han-Byul
Research interests: 
Korean social issues

SANDERS, JILL
Email:
jms47@hawaii.edu
Advisor:
Research interests:

TORII, Saaya
Email:
saayat@hawaii.edu
Advisor:
Chung, Han-Byul
Research interests:
Korean language Pedagogy, Sociolinguistics, Social issues