I am currently a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of History at the University of Michigan. I recently completed overseas research as a Japan Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (2015-2016) and a Fulbright Graduate Research Fellow (2014-2015) at The Historiographical Institute of the University of Tokyo.
My research focuses on cross-status socioeconomic networks and forgeries during Japan’s late medieval era, particularly the late fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. My dissertation traces individual and regional interactions among metal casters, courtiers, and warriors based on the production and dissemination of documentary forgeries. I am also interested in digital humanities and the use of digital tools to analyze premodern historical sources.