Recent & Forthcoming

Upcoming Talks & Presentations

“Digital Trans Citizenship: Travelling Across Asia for Gender Reassignment.” Gender, Migration and Digital Networks in Asia, Singapore. Organized by the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, February 20-21, 2020.

“Doing Cultural Studies: In Between Japan, Singapore, and the United States.” Winter Institute in Japan, Tokyo. Organized by The Japan Foundation, December 8-11, 2019.

[As Chair/Organizer] Trans Asia Pacific: Changing Queer Climates I & II, AAA/CASCA Annual Meeting, co-organized with Jenny Hoang (University of Southern California), Vancouver, BC, November 20-24, 2019. Co-sponsored by the Association for Queer Anthropology (AQA) and Society for East Asian Anthropology (SEAA).

“Digital Trans Citizenship: Reconfiguring Gender, Nation, and Feminism in Japanese Online Media.” AAA/CASCA Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, November 20-24, 2019.

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.