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I am an assistant professor in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures and Department of Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan. I serve as the
Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Center for Japanese Studies, and welcome applications to join the Undergraduate Advisory Board.

I am the series editor for a new book series,
Asia Pop! from the University of Hawai’i Press. The first book in the series, Daisy Yan Du's wonderful Animated Encounters: Transnational Movements of Chinese Animation, 1940s–1970s will be released in early 2019. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the series or would like to submit a proposal.

In the picture at the top of this page, you see me, extremely jet lagged, in front of Tokyo’s
SkyTree as reflected in the Asahi building. Both buildings are easy to make fun of, but I love the colors in this shot.