I am a cultural and visual anthropologist who researches disability movements in contemporary Japan. My first project was on sign language, identity, and deaf social movements and resulted in a monograph and edited volume. After that, my second project was on schizophrenia and community-based recovery in Japan and this resulted in a book, its translation, and two films.
I'm currently finishing a third project which explores the intersections of disability, gender, and sexuality and will result in a book titled: Trans/Japan. After that, I am working on a project on prosthetic, replacement, and augmentation technologies in contemporary Japan and the USA.
Research interests: Disability movements, technology and social policy, identity politics, gender, and sexuality.
Associate Professor of Anthropology
and East Asian Studies
Chair, LGBT Studies
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