Recent & Forthcoming

Upcoming Talks & Presentations

“Towards an Inter-Asia Queer?: Josō and Transgender in and Beyond Japan.” Inter-AsiaCultural Studies (IACS) Conference, Dumaguete, Philippines, August 1-3.

“Digital Transgender Citizenship: Following Trans Women Celebrities on Social Media in South Korea.” IACS Conference, Dumaguete, Philippines, August 1-3.

[As Chair/Organizer] “Queer(ing) K-Pop Idols: Digital and Transnational Fandoms,” AAS-in-ASIA Conference, co-organized with Thomas Baudinette, Bangkok, Thailand, July 1-4, 2019.

“Transgender K-Pop: Male-to-Female Idols and their Digital Fandoms.” AAS-in-ASIA Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, July 1-4.

“Feeling Race: Gender and (In)visible Privilege in Miss Japan Contests.” Does “Invisible Privilege” Travel?: Looking Beyond the Geographies of White Privilege, Singapore, May 2-3, 2019. Venue: AS8 04-04. Organized by the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore.

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.