I am a historian of premodern Japan and currently a Yanai Initiative Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer with the Department of Asian Languages & Cultures at UCLA. My research focuses on metal caster organizations from the twelfth to sixteenth centuries and their relationships with elite institutions. I also work on documentary forgery production and socioeconomic networks during Japan’s late medieval period. I am interested in digital humanities and the use of digital tools to analyze premodern historical sources.


[2019] Ph.D., History, The University of Michigan
[2011] M.A., East Asian Studies, The Ohio State University
[2009-2010] Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies
[2008] B.A., Japanese Studies, Gettysburg College, Japanese Studies.

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