Below you will find links to my my public-facing writing. This includes digital scholarship, online articles, scholarship and studies on the fields of East Asia and Japan, personal reflections or advice, and other media projects. For more information on and links to examples of public engagement, see my padlet collection.
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This article offers practical safety tips for managing one’s Twitter experience, whether you’re learning how to recognize questionable users, in need of help mass blocking trolls, or thinking more broadly about security.
This article provides some guidelines for Twitter engagement (and social media engagement more broadly), offering best practices for academics who want to maintain a semi-professional or professionally-oriented account.
This downloadable document provides brief explanations of many problematic or debated expressions related to gender, race, ethnicity, disability, and more that are often encountered in academic writing. The guide can be used to help students (and anyone else) think critically about language in their writing and everyday life.
This article discusses what economic precarity can look like for some academics, particularly at the MA and PhD student level. In order to shed light on diverse experiences in academia, I use personal examples to highlight the challenges encountered and coping mechanisms used by some people in similar situations.
In this article, I use my own experiences to offer examples of the breadth of what the so-called "hustle" can be for academics and the extent to which it can (or cannot) supplement a stable and sufficient income. I outline methods that I used to help offset financial instability during my time as a graduate student and postdoctoral researcher in the U.S.
After the cancellation of the Association for Asian Studies 2020 conference, I moved my roundtable "The 'Rebirth' of Japanese Studies" to a virtual format. Scholars around the globe discussed issues in Japan Studies (and area studies more broadly) with an eye towards brainstorming practical solutions. As organizer I offered closing remarks after a series of responses to comments by the roundtable contributors.
The following article is a first-hand account of sexual assault while on research in Japan as a graduate student. I first published it semi-anonymously, as it was my first year on the academic job market and I feared professional consequences. I have since spoken more publicly about the experience and developed "Resources on Sexual Assault in Japan," a guide to multilingual help centers and other useful information for those who encounter sexual assault or other forms of violence while abroad.
These short articles were written as a part of my time working as Library Assistant for Japanese Special Collections at the University of Michigan's Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library: Asia Library. They showcase manuscripts found in the collection via the library's blog, Notes from Asia Library, and were published between May and August 2019.
This article, originally featured on my blogWhat Can I Do with a B.A. in Japanese Studies?, is aimed at students currently considering PhD programs in Japan Studies. It highlights a variety of factors related to potential graduate programs that are useful to evaluate when selecting a suitable university and department.
This article, originally featured on my blogWhat Can I Do with a B.A. in Japanese Studies?, discusses effective strategies for building and maintaining relationships in the field, from undergraduate relationships through graduate school and beyond.
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