Graduate Students

Chinese Graduate Students

Ph.D. program


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

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

DING, Yijun

Email: dingy@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Peng, Yun
Research interests: 20th-century Chinese literature and gender studies

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:
Research interests: 
Conversation Analysis in L2 Research, Chinese Pedagogy, Cognitive Linguistics, Lexical Semantics, Morphology, Corpus Linguistics

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

LIU, Jia
Email: liujia@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Jiang, Song
Research interests: Chinese Pedagogy
SUN, Di
Email: sundi@hawaii.edu
Advisor: McCraw, David
Research interests: Classical Chinese Literature, Late Imperial Chinese Literature, Edo Japanese Literature

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

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:

WU, Qiong
Email: qiongwu@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Jiang, Song
Research interests: Second language acquisition and Cognitive linguistics

XU, Jia
Email: xujia@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Peng, Yun
Research interests: Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature, Colonial Taiwanese and Korean culture

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

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.

HANAOKA, Vera
Email:  vera2@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Yoshimi, Dina
Research interests: Japanese language pedagogy, Discourse analysis, Learner identity


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:
Research interests:
L2 Pragmatics (e.g. interactional pragmatics, sociopragmatics, pragmalinguistics), Japanese Language Pedagogy & Second Language Acquisition, Out-of-Class Language Learning, Curriculum Development

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, Gabrielle 
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

OTTA, Yoshiaki
Email: yotta@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Ito, Ken
Research interests: Modern Japanese literature, Feminism, Queer theory, Southeast Asian politics, Postcolonial theory


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


TANAKA, Justin
Email:  jtanaka2@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Fukuda, Shinichiro
Research interests: Syntax with a focus on Japanese, Case-marking, Scrambling, Split intransitivity, and Linearization

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


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

FAMER, Samier
Email:
samier@hawaii.edu
Advisor:
Research interests:

GIMA, Sakura
Email: sakurag@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Hasegawa, Atsushi
Research interests: Japanese language Pedagogy, Sociolinguistics
ISERI, Joseph
Email: iserij@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Cook, Haruko
Research interests:

MCINTYRE, Lillian
Email:
lmcintyr@hawaii.edu
Advisor:
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

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

Research interests: Japanese pedagogy

TANAKA, Tara
Email:
tarag@hawaii.edu
Advisor:
Research interests:
Japanese language pedagogy, 2nd language acquisition, and Language development
TANIGAWA, Tori
Email:
toritani@hawaii.edu
Advisor:
Research interests:
Second language acquisition, Language development from second hand experiences

 

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

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


KANG, Sujin
Email: sujinkan@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Kim, Mary Shin
Research interests: Sociolinguistics and Korean Conversational Analysis

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, Eun Jung
Email: leeej@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Park, Mee-Jeong
Research interests: Second language assessment, Teaching pedagogy in Korean, Functional grammar, Second Language Teaching with technology

LEE, Jee Hyun
Email:
jeelee@hawaii.edu
Advisor:
Kim, Mary Shin
Research interests:


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

MATSUYAMA, Sumire
Email:
sumirema@hawaii.edu
Advisor:
Park, Mee-Jeong
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)

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


GRANOFF, Hannah
Email: hgranoff@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Kim, Yung-Hee
Research interests: Women literature, Literature from the Colonial Period, LGBTQ issues in media

GRANT, Amanda
Email: agrant6@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Chung, Han-byul
Research interests: Queer Identity & Storytelling, Translation & Localization, Education, Intersectionality

HARTFORD, Jamie
Email:
jamie47@hawaii.edu
Advisor:
Research interests:
Sociolinguistic, Gender studies, Gender representation through media

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


IRVING, Latoya
Email: lirvi@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Chung, Han-byul
Research interests: 

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

LAWRENCE, Katharine
Email:
kdlawren@hawaii.edu
Advisor:
Research interests:
Media promotion, Marketing of Korean culture, Linguistics
LIN, Yini
Email:
yinilin@hawaii.edu
Advisor:
Research interests:
Korean linguistics, Conversation analysis, Gender issues

MELLO, Erin
Email: melloe@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Chung, Han-byul
Research interests:

MOORE, Jameson
Email: jdmoore@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Chung, Han-byul
Research interests: 


SO, Kai
Email: khso@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Chung, Han-byul
Research interests:


STROBEL, Samuel
Email: sstrobel@hawaii.edu
Advisor: Chung, Han-byul
Research interests: