Recent & Forthcoming

Upcoming Talks & Presentations

[As Chair/Organizer] “Queer Asia: Ethnographies of Change in a Transnational World.” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, San Jose, CA, November 14-18, 2018.

Names That Bind: Engendering Alternative Socialities in Tokyo’s Crossdressing Cafes.” American  Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, San Jose, CA, November 14-18, 2018.

“Rethinking Queer Capitalism: Male-to-Female Crossdressing in Contemporary Japan,” CNM (Communications and New Media) Seminar Series, National University of Singapore, Singapore, September 21, 2018. 3 to 4pm. CNM Playroom AS6 03-38.

Recent Publications

 “Housewives Watching Crime: Mediating Social Identity and Voyeuristic Pleasures in Japanese Wide Shows,” in Routledge Handbook of Japanese Media, edited by Fabienne Darling-Wolf, 213-227. New York: Routledge.

“Consuming Women in Blackface: Racialized Affect and Transnational Femininity in Japanese Advertising” in Japanese Studies 37(1): 49-69.
(The advertisements I have used but were refused print permissions can be downloaded here)

“Tracing Tears and Triple Axels: Media Representations of Japan’s Women Figure Skaters,” in International Journal of Cultural Studies 20(6): 620-635.

Forthcoming Publications

“Affect: Nishihara Satsuki,” in Japanese Popular Culture: The Key Concepts, edited by Jason G. Karlin, Patrick W. Galbraith, and Shunsuke Nozawa. New York: Bloomsbury.