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Ortega Hall 353C University of New Mexico Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001 Fax: (505) 277-3599 Email:
1994, Ph.D., in Performance Studies, New York University.
Kimono Comics: The Performance Culture of Rakugo Storytelling
Advisors: Barbara Kirschenblatt-Gimblett, Barbara Ruch (Columbia University).
1994, Columbia University Summer Institute, in Japanese Language Pedagogy.
1980, M.A., in Japanese Literature, University of Michigan.
The Story of Clam Princess: An Annotated Translation of an Otogi-zoshi.
Advisor: Robert Brower.
1977, Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies. Tokyo, Japan.
1976, B.A., Magna cum laude, Folklore and Mythology (Ethnomusicology), Radcliffe/Harvard.
My research interests include folklore, food and culture, and the theatre, traditional music, and popular culture of Japan. I am presently researching food in Japanese popular culture for a book on Japanese culinary comic books (manga).
I teach second-year Japanese language courses as well as inter-disciplinary classes on Japan that introduce its society, folklore, performance, and literature. I plan to teach classes on Asian theatre and food in Asian culture starting in 2011.