Education: M.A. in American Civilization, Brown University, 2011; M.A. in English, Washington State University, 2008; B.A. in English, Journalism, and History, University of Hawaii, 2005.
Research Interests: Comic Studies, Monsters and Monstrosity, Game Studies, Film Studies, Asian American Studies
AMCV 0190E: "It's the End of the World As We Know It: Zombie and Apocalypse Narratives In American Popular Culture" (Spring 2012)
LIT 2000: "Introduction to Literature" (Hawaii Pacific University, Spring 2009)
WRI 1200: "Research, Argument, and Writing" (Hawaii Pacific University, Spring 2009)
ENGL 101: "Introduction to College Writing" (Washington State University, 2007)
Selected Conference Presentations:
"Snake is Hiding: Cultural Hybridity, Pacifism, and Subversion in Hideo Kojima's Metal Gear Solid Series" Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Meeting, Boston, March 21, 2012.
"'Beneath This Mask There Is An Idea': V for Vendetta, Fan Culture, and the Political Importance of Comic Books" SWTX PCA/ACA, Albuquerque, Feb. 9, 2012.
"Sinister Orientals: The Yellow Peril Narrative and the Framing of the Asian Villain in Superhero Comic Books of the Golden Age" Comic Book in Popular Culture Conference, Bowling Green State University, 2008.
American Studies Association
Society for Cinema and Media Studies
Graduate International Colloquium Grant, Office of International Affairs, Brown University, 2011.
Myrle Clark Award for Creative Writing, University of Hawaii, 2005.