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Originally from Vancouver, Canada, my research lies in cultural studies related to Japan. The intersections between language and culture, media studies and global aspects of these fields are all areas of interest. I am one of the founding group of organizers for the World Cosplay Summit event and have been helping organize the event since 2003. In 2016 I was involved in bringing the Mechademia Academic Association’s Asia Conference to Japan and continue to play a role on the steering committee.  Currently I am a lecturer at Kokushikan University and have instructed classes in Media Culture, Global Studies, Applied Linguistics and Academic Writing.   




April 2008 - March 2018 

Nagoya University, GSID

Doctorate Program (ABD)

October 2002 - March 2006

Nagoya University, GSID

Masters Degree Program

September 1993 - April 1997

University of British Columbia

Bachelor of Arts

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