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Welcome to my website!

I am a cultural and linguistic anthropologist who studies language ideologies, linguistic discrimination, localness, and nationalism.

I teach a broad range of topics in cultural and linguistic anthropology, where I focus on helping each student to improve their skills in ethnography, critical reading, and analytical writing.

My own research asks how people experience and respond to stigma, and what social effects come about because of our ideas about correctness in language. My ongoing research projects are based in northeastern Japan (東北地方) and in California. Current writing projects address the historically situated practices of local language activism in Iwate (岩手県); interactional factors in the enregisterment of local language; and the relevance of “lingual life histories” to one’s experience of alienation or acceptance as a user of language.