Associate Professor of East Asian Studies
4400 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8844
Areas of Expertise
- Japanese language, gender and sexuality
- Gender Identity Disorder
Courses Currently Teaching
|EA277 A||Culture of Cuteness: Japanese Women|
|EA278 A||Language and Gender|
|JA127 A||Intermediate Japanese I|
|JA128 A||Intermediate Japanese II|
|JA321 A||Third-Year Japanese|
Other Courses Taught
|EA/AY371||Japanese Language and Sexuality|
Queer Japanese: Gender and Sexual Identities through Linguistic Practices (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010)
Speaking of Power: Professional Japanese Women and Their Speeches (Lincom Europa, 2000)
Selected book chapters and articles:
“Onabe,” Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality, edited by Patricia Whelehan and Anne Bolin. (Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming in 2013).“Lucy Jone’s Dyke/Girl: Language and Identities in a Lesbian Group,” book review, The Journal of Language and Sexuality, forthcoming in 2013.“Sawato Midori’s Reinterpretation of Taki no Shiraito: Overperforming of Gender and Power.” Forthcoming in Japanese Language and Literature, Vol. 46, No.2, October, 261-298 (2012).“Lesbian Bar Talk in Shinjuku, Japan.” Reprint in Language and Gender: A Reader, 2nd Edition, edited by Jennifer Coates and Pia Pichler, Wiley-Blackwell, 375-383 (2011)."A Community of Manners: Advice Columns in Lesbian and Gay Magazines in Japan." In Manners and Mischief: Gender and Power in Japanese Conduct Literature, edited by Laura Miller and Jan Bardsley, University of California Press, 196-218 (2011).
"Lesbian Bar Talk in Shinjuku, Japan." Reprint in The Language and Sexuality Reader, edited by Deborah Cameron and Don Kulick, Routledge, 132-140 (2006).
"Lesbian Bar Talk in Shinjuku, Japan." In Japanese Language, Gender, and Ideology, edited by Shigeko Okamoto and Janet Shibamoto Smith, Oxford University Press, 205-221 (2004).
"Power Negotiation between Japanese Females and Males," International Journal of Intercultural Communication Studies (1999): 53-70.
"From Stereotype to Context: The Study of Japanese Women's Speech," Feminist Studies Vol. 21, Number 3 (Fall 1995): 647-671.
"Gei, Onee, Nyuhaafu no Kotoba [Speech of Gay, Onee, Newhalf in Japan],"Nihongo-gaku, Meiji Shoin, forthcoming in 2013."Showa no dansho no kotoba [Speech of Showa male prostitutes]." In Japanese Women and Language, edited by Orie Endo, Sanichi Shobo, 65-80 (2010).
"Rezubian ni okeru onna rashisa to wa [Femininity in speech of lesbians]." In Onna to kotoba [Women and Language], edited by Orie Endo (Akashi Shoten, 2002).
“Femininity in Speech of Lesbians,” Reprint in Korean in Onna to kotoba [Women and Language], edited by Orie Endō, 228-237 (2006). Seoul, Korea: Akashi Shoten.
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