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
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.