Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies
My career in the academy has taken me from my undergraduate years as a student at Brown on to study abroad programs in Japan, South Korea, and Germany. After working in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan, for several years and then as a Japanese teacher at Phillips Exeter Academy, I went on to graduate school at the University of Chicago, spend several more years of study in Seoul, Sapporo, and Tokyo, and then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University. After returning from a sabbatical at UC Berkeley and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University last year, I am back on campus for what should be an exciting year for East Asian Studies. An avid translator of Japanese and Korean literature, I am thrilled to have just received a 2013 Translation Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.