Research

Journal Articles

2017
“Consuming Women in Blackface: Racialized Affect and Transnational Femininity in  Japanese Advertising,” in Japanese Studies. Advance online publication.
(The advertisements I have used but were refused print permissions can be downloaded here)

2015
“Tracing Tears and Triple Axels: Media Representations of Japan’s Women Figure Skaters,” in International Journal of Cultural Studies. Advance online publication.

“Desiring the Singapore Story: Affective Attachments and National Identities in Anthony Chen’s Ilo Ilo,” in Journal of Chinese Cinemas 9(2): 173-186.

2014
“Is Nadeshiko Japan ‘Feminine?’ Manufacturing Sport Celebrity and National Identity on Japanese Morning Television,” in Journal of Sport and Social Issues 38(2): 164-183.

Book Chapters

Forthcoming
“Affect: Satsuki,” in Japanese Popular Culture: The Key Concepts, edited by Jason G. Karlin, Patrick W. Galbraith, and Shunsuke Nozawa. London: Routledge.

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

Book Reviews

2016
“An Affective Reading of Precarious Japan,” electronic journal of contemporary Japanese studies.

Invited Talks & Seminars

2017
Playing with Gender: Japanese Media Culture and the Sociality of Crossdressing,” University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, April 28. Hosted by Jason Karlin.

“In Between Gender and Language: Contemporary Crossdressing Culture in Tokyo,” University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, February 27, 2017. Invitation by the Gender, Language and Media Studies (GLAMS) group.

“When We Play with Gender: Modes of Desire and Belonging in Tokyo’s Crossdressing Cafes,” Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan, January 13. Invitation by David Slater.

“When We Play with Gender: Affective Labor and Belonging in Tokyo’s Drag/Crossdressing Cafes,” Meeting of the Japan Foundation’s Fellows 2016, Tokyo, Japan, January 12.

2016
“Queer Lives and Japanese Popular Culture,” Bunkyo Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan, November 18. Invitation by Alexandra Hambleton.

“Negotiating Gender Play: Alternative Forms of Desire & Belonging in Tokyo’s
Drag/Crossdressing Cafes,”「た だ の 趣 味」?東京の女装・男装喫茶にお
ける文化、社交性と性自認・性的指向 Kanagawa University, Yokohama,
Japan November 8. Invitation by James Welker.

Conferences Organized

2013
“Containers,” Cultural Analysis and Theory 4th Annual Graduate Student Conference, Stony Brook University, New York, NY, October 18-19.

Symposiums Organized

2015
“Affect, Politics, and New Perspectives on Chinese and Diasporic Cinema: A Symposium,” Stony Brook University, New York, NY, October 1-2.

“Trigger Warnings and Neoliberal Classrooms: Rethinking Pedagogy in Our Time of Precarity,” A Year of Queer/Feminist/Transgender Studies at Humanities Institute, co-organized with Joy Schaefer, Stony Brook, NY, February 18.

Panels Organized

2017
“(Un)Belonging: The Politics of Sexuality, Gender, and Race in Japan.” National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) Annual Conference, co-organized with Vivian Shaw, Baltimore, Maryland, November 16-19.

“Gendered Worlds: Desiring East Asian Popular Culture I & II,” Inter-Asia Cultural Studies (IACS) Conference, co-organized with Jahyon Park, Seoul, South Korea, July 28-30.

2016
“Playing with Gender: Affective Technologies and Social Spaces in Tokyo,” Cultural Typhoon, co-organized with Keiko Nishimura, Tokyo, Japan, July 2-3.

“‘Queer’ Lines: Genders and Sexualities in Institutions and at Play in Japan I & II,” Asian Studies Conference Japan (ASCJ), twin panel co-organized with SPF Dale, Tokyo, Japan, July 2-3.

“Ambivalent Hopes, Gendered Desires: Precarity in Japanese Popular Culture,” AAS-in-ASIA Conference, Kyoto, Japan, June 24-27.
[Part of a double panel co-organized with Alexandra Hambleton, “Ambivalent Hopes, Gendered Desires: The Potential of Japanese Pornography”]

“Beauty and the East: Embodying Race, Gender, and Class in Asian Beauty Cultures,” Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Annual Conference, co-organized with Jinglin Piao, Seattle, WA, March 31-April 3.

“Affective Engagements, Precarious Lives: Thinking Neoliberalism in East Asia,” American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Annual Meeting, co-organized with Claire Dan-ju Yu, Cambridge, MA, March 17-20.

2015
“Gendered Spaces, Precarious Bodies: Affective Labor in Neoliberal Japan,” National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) Annual Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 12-15.

“Grappling with Precarity: Gender and Labor in Neoliberal Japan,” British Association for Japanese Studies (BAJS) Conference, London, UK, September 10-11.

“Sporting Histories, Mediated Cultures: Women and Sports in Japan,” Asian Studies Conference Japan (ASCJ), Tokyo, Japan, June 20-21.

2012
“Traversing the Transnational:  Consumption, Identity, and Contemporary Asian/U.S. Mass Culture,” New England Conference of the Association for Asian Studies (NEAAS), Amherst, MA, October 20-21.

Recent Papers Presented

2017
“Living in Between: Alternative Belonging in Tokyo’s Male-to-Female Crossdressing Culture,” National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) Annual Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, November 16-19.

“Chance Encounters: Alternative Socialities in Tokyo’s Crossdressing Cafes,” Inter-Asia Cultural Studies (IACS) Conference, Seoul, South Korea, July 28-30.

2016
“Negotiating Genderplay: Drag Cafes as Affective Fan Spaces in Tokyo,” Cultural Typhoon, Tokyo, Japan, July 2-3.

“Queer Attachments: Inhabiting Affective Spaces in Japan’s Drag Cafes,” Asian Studies Conference Japan (ASCJ), Tokyo, Japan, July 2-3.

“Consuming Female Masculinity: Affective Labor in Tokyo’s Drag Cafes,” AAS-in-ASIA Conference, Kyoto, Japan, June 24-27.

“Spaces of Potentiality: Queer Socialities in Tokyo’s Drag Cafes,” DC Queer Studies Symposium, College Park, MD, April 22.

“Consuming Women in Blackface: Racialized Affect and Transnational Femininity in Japanese Advertising,” Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, March 31-April 3.

“Consuming Female Masculinity: Affective Labor in Japan’s Drag Cafes,” American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Annual Meeting, Cambridge, MA, March 17-20.

2015
“Consuming Female Masculinity: Affective Labor in Japan’s Drag Cafes,” National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) Annual Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 12-15.

“‘Feminized’ Companionship for Sale: Affective Labor in Japan’s Drag Cafes,” British Association for Japanese Studies (BAJS) Conference, London, UK, September 10-11.

“Grappling with Precarity: Affective Labor in Japan’s Drag Cafes,” Asia Association for Global Studies (AAGS) Conference, Tokyo, Japan, July 18-19.

“Following Nadeshiko Japan on Social Media: Women’s Soccer and Fan Affect,” Asian Studies Conference Japan (ASCJ), Tokyo, Japan, June 20-21.

“Black Face, Bihaku Skin: Consuming Femininity and Racial Otherness in Japanese Advertising,” University of California Berkeley Japan Studies Graduate Student Conference, Berkeley, CA, April 17-18.

“‘Feminized’ Companionship for Sale: Affective Labor in Japan’s Drag Cafes,” Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, March 26-29.