185Cultures Of The World: An Intro To Cult & Linguistic Anthro
287Independent Study In Anthropology
400Independent Study In Anthropology
277Principles of Language and Culture
291Undergraduate Teaching Experience In Anthropology
Research Interests & Areas
linguistic anthropology, cognition, language and culture contact, popular culture, Japan, Southeast Asia, Co-Editor of Pan-Japan.
Ph D Anthropology/Linguistics
University of Illinois
This year I was also flattered to be chosen for an Illinois State University 2015 Impact Award
“Doing a Little of This and a Little of That: How Small Things Can Lead to Big Results.” Paper presented at the invited session “Stimulating Undergraduate Anthropology Excellence” at the 117th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association. November 16, 2018. San Jose, CA.
“The Mandolin in America: The Ethnography of an Instrument and Its Revival.” Paper presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Chapter of the Society of Ethnomusicology, April 21, 2018. Indiana University, Bloomington. IN.
2015b Discussant for the panel “Metaphors Large and Small: From the Social to the Political to the Physical” the 92nd Annual Meeting of the Central States Anthropological Society. April 10th. St. Paul, MN
2015a “Mixing Mass Metaphors and Metaphors for Mass: A Linguistic Anthropological Look at the Animals in the Subatomic Zoo.” paper presented at the92nd Annual Meeting of the Central States Anthropological Society. April 11th, St. Paul, MN.