I am a social anthropologist with interests ranging from food, gender, employment, family, intimacy, risk, emotion, health and well-being. My current research cross-culturally explores social experiences of food allergies in Japan and the UK. I joined Hokkaido University in April 2013 where I teach on and co-coordinate the BA in Modern Japanese Studies which began in the Fall of 2014.
My research interests cover a variety of areas that include issues of food, health, identity, gender, masculinities, labour, family relationships, intimacy, and well being in Japan and the UK.
I’m happy to announce the publication of my co-edited book ‘Intimate Japan: Ethnographies of Closeness and Conflict‘, published with University of Hawai’i Press. Please check it out!
Two new articles were recently published: ‘(Dis)Connections & Silence: Experiences of Family and Part-time Work in Japan‘ Japanese Studies, September 2016 ‘Adulthood as Action: Changing Meanings of Adulthood for Male Part-Time Workers in Contemporary Japan.‘ Asian Journal of Social Science Vol. 44, Issue 3, pp. 317-337 If you’re interested, please check them out. Both have …
At the beginning of 2016 my new book titled Reconstructing Adult Masculinities: Part-time Work in Contemporary Japan was published by Routledge. A 20% discount coupon is downloadable on my Academia.edu page at the following link: https://www.academia.edu/19530083/Reconstructing_Adult_Masculinities_Part-time_Work_in_Contemporary_Japan
My most recent article, ‘Intimate Expectations and Practices: Freeter Relationships and Marriage in Contemporary Japan’ has just been released in Asian Anthropology. The full text is available for the first 50 viewers without subscription here: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/xK4TnwP35BysyQVXMqZ3/full