Asian Languages and Civilizations


Ph.D., Yale University, 1999
M.A., Columbia University, 1993
B.A., Colorado College, 1990

Research Interests

Premodern Japanese Literature; Japanese Buddhist Literature; Heian and Medieval Poetry and Poetics; Japanese Narrative Painting; 17th Century Puppet Theater

Regional and Thematic Interests

East Asia
Literature and the Arts

Selected Publications

2015. “Bloody Hell! Reading Boys’ Books in Seventeenth Century Japan.” Asian Ethnology 74, no. 1: 111-139.

2015. “Tengu no hanashi: Tengu no dairi ni okeru rokudō annai,” in Kai’i, yōkai bunka no dentō to sōzō: uchi to soto no shiten kara (Nichibunken conference proceedings), ed. Komatsu Kazuhiko (Kyoto: Nichibunken): 85-90.

Fall 2012. "Battling Tengu, Battling Conceit: Visualizing Abstraction in The Tale of the Handcart Priest," Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 39, no. 2: 275-305.