• Education
  • Publications
  • Grants and Fellowships
  • Digital Humanities and Public Scholarship
  • Teaching Experience
  • Scholarly Employment
  • Presentations, Conferences, and Workshops
  • Invited Lectures, Workshops, and Presentations
  • Academic Service
  • Overseas and Foreign Language Experience
  • Research Languages
  • Academic Affiliations

  • EDUCATION

    2019

    PhD, History, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
    Medieval and Early Modern Studies Certificate
    Graduate Teacher Certificate + Digital Media Teacher Certificate

    Dissertation: “Inauthentic Truths: Forgery, Authority, and Economy in Medieval Japan”

    2011

    MA, East Asian Studies, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
    Concentration: Premodern Japan

    2008

    BA, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA, summa cum laude
    Major: Japanese Studies, Minor: Art History (East Asia)


    PUBLICATIONS

    2018

    Translator, “Emperor Kōken,” “Emperor Shōtoku,” “Emperor Meishō,” “Emperor Go-Sakuramachi.”
    Takagi Kiyoko, Hachinin no jotei (The Eight Female Emperors of Japan: A Brief Introduction to their Lives and Legacies). Tokyo: Fuzambō International, 2005. Publication in English by Fuzambō International.

    2018

    Author, “Prologue,” Asiadémica 10 (2017): 7-9.


    GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

    2018

    Scholar Sprints Digital Partnership Program, University of Michigan Library

    2018

    Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies Japan Studies Grant
    [The University of Michigan Komonjo Workshop]

    2018

    Sweetland Dissertation Writing Institute Graduate Fellow, University of Michigan

    2017-18

    Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies Graduate Research Fellow, University of Michigan

    2017

    Sidney Fine Teaching Partnership Award, University of Michigan

    2015-16

    Japan Foundation Japanese Studies Fellowship

    2014-15

    Fulbright Graduate Research Fellowship

    2014-15

    Japan Foundation Japanese Studies Fellowship [declined]

    2013 & 2014

    Center for Japanese Studies Summer Grant, University of Michigan

    2012 & 2013

    Medieval and Early Modern Studies Summer Grant, University of Michigan

    2011-12

    Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship (year): Ohio State University [declined]

    2010-11, 09-10

    Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship (year): Ohio State University

    2008 & 2009

    Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship (summer): Ohio State University

    2008-09

    University Fellowship: Ohio State University


    DIGITAL HUMANITIES AND PUBLIC SCHOLARSHIP

    Aug 20-23, 2018

    Scholar Sprints, "Mapping Toll Barriers in Medieval Japan"
    Digital Partnership Program, University of Michigan Library

    May 26-27, 2018

    Workshop Leader, Network Analysis
    "Digital Humanities and East Asian Religions" Digital Humanities Workshop, McMaster University

    May 4-5, 2018

    “Digital Publishing and the History Classroom: An Introduction & Example Using Scalar”
    Panelist and Participant, "The Impact of the Digital on Japanese Studies, Redux," Digital Humanities Workshop, University of Chicago

    Nov 6, 2017

    “Speaking with the Dead: Digital Oral History for the Premodern Classroom”
    Presenter, Digital Pedagogies Lightning Talks and Workshop
    Institute for Humanities, University of Michigan

    Jun 12-16, 2017

    “Extracting Cultural Networks from Thematic Research Collections”
    Participant, Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria

    May 30-Jun 2, 2017

    “Japanese Language Text Mining: Digital Methods for Japanese Studies”
    Participant, Digital Humanities Workshop, Emory University

    Nov 11-12, 2016

    “On Forgery”
    Presenter, “The Impact of the Digital on Japanese Studies,” Digital Humanities Workshop, University of Chicago

    2010 - present

    “What can I do with a B.A. in Japanese Studies?”
    Blog Creator, Editor
    http://shinpaideshou.wordpress.com/

    2015 - present

    “Carving Community: The Landis-Hiroi Collection”
    Creator, Digital Archive Project Manager
    http://carvingcommunity-dentouart.com


    TEACHING EXPERIENCE

    2017 (Fall)

    Instructor of Record, History Department, University of Michigan
    Fall 2017: HIST 195 - Swords, Axes, and Spades: Writing Social Diversity into Medieval Japan

    2012-17

    Graduate Student Instructor, History Department, University of Michigan
    Winter 2017: HIST 205 – Modern East Asia
    Winter 2013: HIST 205 – Modern East Asia
    Fall 2013: HIST 210 – Early Medieval Europe, 300-1000
    Fall 2012: HIST 204 – East Asia: Early Transformations


    SCHOLARLY EMPLOYMENT

    2018-2019

    Graduate Student Liaison, Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, University of Michigan

    2018 (Mar-Apr)

    Research Assistant, Diana Lemberg, Assistant Professor, Lingnan University, Archival work for “Media Development, Human Rights, and U.S. Global Power, 1958-1969.”

    2018 (Feb-May)

    Assistant to Chair, INDIGO: The LSA Asian & Asian American Faculty Alliance
    University of Michigan

    2013 (Jan)

    Translator, Department of History, University of Michigan
    “Defeat in the Colonies: The Return of Japanese Women after the Second World War” by Meyu Yamamoto. Kyoto University, 2013. For HIST 796 - Global History of Gender, Violence, and Sexuality, Winter Term, 2014.

    2012 (Mar-Apr)

    Research Assistant, Melanie Trede, Toyota Visiting Professor, University of Michigan
    Research and translation of the Jingū kōgō engi and Konda sōbyō engi scrolls (ca. 1433).


    PRESENTATIONS, CONFERENCES, AND WORKSHOPS

    Papers Presented & Panels Organized

    Mar, 2019

    “Forging Legal Truths: Courtiers, Casters, and the Creation of Narrative Histories in Late Medieval Japan,”Fictions, Forgeries, and Deceit in the Global Middle Ages
    The Medieval Academy of America

    Jun 13, 2018

    “Inauthentic Truths: Forgery, Authority, and Economy in Medieval Japan [a selection on yuishogaki 由緒書],” Research Talks in Honor of Imperial Princess Akiko of Mikasa’s Visit
    University of Michigan

    Mar 23, 2018

    EIHS Workshop Panel: Expectant Bodies: Gender, Textuality, Sovereignty
    Complement to “EIHS Lecture: The Myth of Masculine Impunity: Male Adultery and Repentance in the Middle Ages,” Ruth Mazo Karras, University of Minnesota
    Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, University of Michigan

    Feb 2, 2018

    EIHS Workshop Panel: Public/Private Selves: (In)visibilities, Identities, and Communities
    Complement to “EIHS Lecture: Private Parts and Public Concerns: Erecting the Modern Japanese Penis,” Gregory M. Pflugfelder, Columbia University
    Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, University of Michigan

    Dec 10, 2017

    “The Agreed Upon Counterfeit: Forgery Culture and Documentary Authority in Medieval Japanese Society,” The Premodern Colloquium, Medieval and Early Modern Studies Program
    University of Michigan

    Mar 19, 2017

    "When Past is Present: Courtiers, Casters, and Forgery in Late Medieval Japan," Bridging Time & Space: Navigating Social Networks in Premodern East Asia
    Presenter & Organizer, Association for Asian Studies

    Feb 25, 2016

    “Metal Casters, the Matsugi Family, and Late Medieval Networks: Shihai 支配 and Issues of Translation and Interpretation in Historical Scholarship,” Thinking Through Translation: Research in Progress by Japan Foundation Fellows 2015-16
    Japan Foundation, Tokyo, Japan

    Nov 2, 2015

    “中世後期における真継家の鋳物師「支配」:言葉の翻訳・解釈問題を中心に” (“The Matsugi Family’s ‘Control’ of Metal Casters in the Late Medieval Period: Issues in Translation and Interpretation”)
    The Historiographical Institute of the University of Tokyo

    Oct 26, 2013

    “Composing Medieval Social Spaces: Artisans, Aristocrats, and Textual Representation in the Shokunin uta-awase emaki,” Unbounded Locales: Real and Imagined Geographies of Premodern Japan
    Presenter & Organizer, Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs

    Apr 3, 2013

    “Rights, Rites, and Writing: Reconceptualizing “Power” for Artisans, Aristocrats, and Warlords in Late Medieval Japan,” Forum on Research in Medieval Studies Noon Lecture Series
    University of Michigan

    Jan 18, 2013

    “The Country and the City, 40 Years on: Spatial Constructs in the shokunin uta-awase,” The Country and the City, 40 Years on
    Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, University of Michigan

    Sept 7, 2012

    “Forging Forgeries: Metal Casters and Power in Medieval Japan,” Medieval and Early Modern Studies Department Presentations in Honor of Tom Green: “Thoughts on the Future of the Past”
    University of Michigan

    Jun 2010

    “アイデンティティー形成と意識:中世日本における職人の役割” (Identity Formation and Consciousness: The Role of Artisans in Medieval Japan)
    Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies, Yokohama, Japan

    Conferences and Workshops Organized

    Feb 8- Feb 9, 2019

    De-centering the Global Middle Ages Symposium
    University of Michigan

    Jul 9-Aug 3, 2018

    Jul 25, 2016

    Graduate Student Research and Methods Colloquium in Medieval Japanese History
    University of Tokyo


    INVITED LECTURES, WORKSHOPS, AND PRESENTATIONS

    Jun 20, 2018

    “Japanese Crests” Letterpress Lab with Japanese Crests, Ann Arbor Japan Week
    Guest Lecturer, Ann Arbor District Library, Ann Arbor, MI

    Nov 27, 2017

    “Artisans in the Medieval Japanese Imaginary (?)” HISTART 646 – Medieval Makers and Theories of Making
    Guest Lecturer, University of Michigan

    Apr 14, 2017

    Byōbu (Folding Screens) in Premodern Japan” HISTART 393 – Art and Architecture of Colonial Latin America: Conquest to Independence
    Guest Lecturer, University of Michigan

    Apr 14, 2017

    “Cap, Sword, and Kettle: Cross-Status Network Formation and Forgery Production in Late Medieval Japan” East Asian Studies MA Graduate Forum
    Presenter, Ohio State University

    Dec 16, 2016

    “U-M Graduate Studies on Digital History” Digital History in a Digital Age? Kemp Family Symposium/Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies Forum
    Presenter, University of Michigan


    ACADEMIC SERVICE

    2016

    Fulbright Fellowship Interview Committee, University of Michigan

    Jan 26, 2018

    “The Future After a Japanese Studies MA Degree”
    Panelist, Japanese Studies Interdisciplinary Colloquium, University of Michigan

    Feb 27, 2017

    “Graduate Student Instructor Mentoring on Time Management”
    Panelist, History Department, University of Michigan

    2012-13, 18-19

    Founder & Graduate Student Coordinator, Japanese Studies Interdisciplinary Colloquium
    Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshop, University of Michigan

    2012-13, 13-14

    Graduate Student Coordinator, Forum on Research in Medieval Studies Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshop, University of Michigan

    May 6, 2011

    “Leveling up your Japanese: Attending the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies”
    Workshop Coordinator/Presenter, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, Ohio State University


    OVERSEAS AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE EXPERIENCE

    2018

    The University of Michigan Medieval Komonjo Workshop (1 month)
    Intensive Medieval Japanese Document Training, University of Michigan

    2015-16

    Japan Foundation Graduate Research Fellow
    The Historiographical Institute of the University of Tokyo

    2014-15

    Fulbright Graduate Research Fellow
    The Historiographical Institute of the University of Tokyo

    2013

    Summer Kambun Workshop: Medieval Japanese Document Training (1 month)
    University of Southern California

    2009-10

    Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies, Yokohama, Japan
    Advanced Language Training, Summer & 10-month Intensive Program


    RESEARCH LANGUAGES

    Japanese: advanced (speaking, reading, writing, listening)
    Classical Japanese: intermediate (reading)
    Kanbun/Komonjo: intermediate (reading)


    ACADEMIC AFFILIATIONS