I am cultural historian of postwar Japan. I am particularly interested in the relationship between ideas of gender and political economy. My dissertation concerns the relationship between evolving representations of manhood in conservative media and the durability of the high growth politics and economics espoused by the state and big business between 1964 and 1989. More specifically, I want to offer a history of Japan’s white-collar men (salarymen) as more than a story of excessive labor. Moreover, I am interested in explaining the ways the ideology of Japanese manhood, as seen in masculine consumer culture, was essential to the longevity of high growthism in Japan. Important issues in my research include: Japanese masculinity, consumer culture, magazine and publishing culture, and the social norms necessary for high growth in Japan.


M.A., History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015
Non-Degree Awarding Program, Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies
M.A., Japan Studies, University of Washington, 2012
B.A., History, Marist College, 2010


  • East Asian History

M.A. Title

  • “Gatekeepers of Ideology: The Editors of the Yomiuri Shimbun and Asahi Shimbun and the Emergence of Neo-Centrism in Postwar Japan, 1960 – 1963”

Working Dissertation Title

  • “The Overwork System: Japanese Masculinity, Media, and High Growth in Postwar Japan”

Selected Publications

  • Review: “Jessamyn R. Abel, The International Minimum: Creativity and Contradiction in Japan’s Global Engagement, 1933 – 1964” Journal of American-East Asian Relations, (2017)


  • Kobe College Corporation-Japan Education Exchange Graduate Fellowship, 2016 – 2017
  • UW-Madison EOF Grant, 2016 – 2017
  • Tan Moeson Fellowship, Summer 2016
  • Japan Foundation Summer Language Fellowship, 2016
  • UW- Madison Graduate Travel Grant, Summer 2016
  • Early Excellence Teaching Award, Department of History, UW-Madison, Spring 2016
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, 2014 (Summer) (Funds Declined)
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, 2013-2014
  • IUC Education Scholarship 2012-2013
  • Toshizo Watanabe Scholarship 2012-2013
  • Fred and Ann Notehelfer Scholarship 2012-2013
  • Japan Foundation Scholarship 2012-2013 (Funds Declined)
  • Mitsubishi International Corporation Graduate Award and Grant 2011-2012
  • Ayako Betty Murakami Fellowship 2011-2012
  • Japan Studies Fellowship 2010-2011
  • Freeman Asia Scholarship, Spring 2009
  • Marist Debate Scholarship, Fall 2007, Amount Doubled Fall 2008 -2010
  • Marist College Academic Scholarship, 2006- 2010

Professional Affiliations

  • Association of Asian Studies
  • American Historical Association
  • 20th Century Media Institute, Waseda University
  • Japanese Magazine Publishing Research Group
  • Japanese Publishing Research Group

Courses Taught as TA

  • History 201 – Historians Craft: How Do Empires End? – Spring 2016
  • History 201 – Historians Craft: Conspiracy Theories: Evidence and Argument – Fall 2015, Fall 2017
  • History 201 – Historians Craft: Shanghai Life and Crime – Spring 2015