Scholarly Papers & Presentations


“A Children’s Empire: The Prewar ‘Media Mix’ of the Kodansha Club Magazines.” Presentation at Mechademia Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan, 25-27 May 2018. Presentation at Mechademia Minneapolis 2018, Minneapolis, MN, 28-30 September 2018.

“What Does the God of Manga Want with Anime? Re-Evaluating Tezuka in Manga History.” Presentation at PCA/ACA 2018, Indianapolis, IN, 28-31 March 2018.

“Don’t Fear the Gutter: Platforms, Formats, and Comics in Postwar and Postmodern Japan.” Presentation at the 132nd meeting of the American Historical Association, Washington, DC, 4-7 January 2018.


“Something Postmodern Going On: The Queering of the Manga Sphere in the 1970s.” Presentation at 2017 UC Berkeley Center for Japanese Studies Graduate Conference, 7-8 April 2017.

“Historicizing Fandom’s Queerness: Conflicts over Sexual Content in the Early Years of Internet Fan Fiction Communities.” Presentation with Prof. Abigail De Kosnik at Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Chicago, IL, 22-26 March 2017.

Panelist,  “Area Studies Under Threat: How Will Japan be Taught in the Years Ahead?” Panel at New Topics, New Technologies, & New Times: Japan Ahead. Conference at University of California, Berkeley, 24-25 February 2017.