I am a PhD Candidate pursuing a joint degree in Comparative Literature and East Asian Languages and Civilizations. Both a Japanologist and comparatist, I specialize in the literature, media, and thought of contemporary Japan, with an emphasis on cultural and intellectual encounters that defy the disciplinary and geographical boundaries of Japan studies narrowly conceived. In particular, my work intervenes at the intersection of the history of criticism and media and periodical studies. My dissertation, Formations of Critical Space: Japanese Theory, its Media History, and the Contours of Critique Beyond the Bubble, explores questions of critique and its limits through formations of thinkers and artists around Critical Space (Hihyō kūkan, 1991–2002), Japan’s preeminent journal of theory and criticism.
Education: A.B., Brown University, 2015