Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1999
M.A., Anthropology, University of Illinois, Chicago, 1990
B.A., English, Linfield College, Oregon, 1988
Academic Interests and Areas of Expertise:
Japan and US
Popular Music Studies
Japanese Popular Culture
Women's Domestic Labor
SOAN 102 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
SOAN 256 Japanese Society and Culture
SOAN 303 World Ethnographies
SOAN 342 Gender and Sexuality
SOAN 392 Anthropological Theories
SOAN 465 Theorizing Popular Music
Forthcoming. Death of a Salary Man: Heisei Fukyo and Erosion of the Middle Class in Contemporary Japan. In Death and Dying in Japan. Hikaru Suzuki, Ed. London: Routledge.
2007. Middle-Class Japanese Housewives and the Experience of Transnational Mobility. In Going First Class?: New Approaches Towards Privileged Movement and Travel. Vered Amit, ed. London: Berghahn.
2005. Home Away from Home: Japanese Corporate Wives in the United States. Durham: Duke University Press.
2005. "Omiyage, or What Japanese Tourists Take Back Home from the United States." In East-West Connections: Journal of Asian Studies Development Program.
2005. The South Meets the East: Global Aspirations and Regional Imaginations in North Carolina Research Triangle. In The American South in a Global World James Peacock, Harry Watson, and Carrie Matthews, eds. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press.
2004 Working against the "Field": Multi-Sited Transnational Ethnography and the Shifting Construction of Fieldwork. In Anthropologists in the Field. Lynne Hume and Jane Mulcock, eds. New York: Columbia University Press.
National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant (1996-97)
National Endowment for the Humanities Faculty Workshop Grant (2005-06)