My research focuses primarily on the social and cultural history of modern Japan from 1852-1953. My interests include Japanese migration, regional identity formation, borderland studies, settler colonialism, and nation-building. Presently, I am working on a book manuscript titled _Turning North: Migration, Mobility, and Identity in Japan's Tohoku Region, 1872-1937_. This work will examine the domestic history of Japan using a global perspective with case studies in the Philippines, colonial Manchuria, Canada, the United States, and Brazil. Over the past decade I have lived and worked in Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines, Israel, Singapore, and Brunei.
- Ph.D., University of Wisconsin--Madison
- MA, University of Wisconsin--Madison
- A.B., University of Chicago
- Doris Quinn Dissertation Completion Fellowship (2013-2014)
- Citation for Distinguished Service in Teaching, UW-Madison History Department (2011)
- Japanese Foundation Japanese Studies Fellowship (2009-2010)
- Early Excellence in Teaching, UW-Madison History Department (2007)