Education

Degrees

The Ohio State University – Columbus, OH, USA

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Japanese Linguistics, December 2019
    • Dissertation title: Social Meaning in Virtual Space: Sentence-final expressions in the Japanese popular mediascape
  • Master of Arts (M.A.) in Japanese Linguistics, May 2016

The University of Georgia – Athens, GA, USA

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Linguistics and Honors Interdisciplinary Studies (East Asian Languages), May 2013
    • Thesis title: “The Presence and Role of T’ang Dynasty Poetry in the Narratives of Heian Women Writers”

Supplementary Education

Summer Program in East Asian Concentration: Teacher Training (SPEAC) – Columbus, OH, USA

  • 8-week intensive pedagogical training for teachers of East Asian languages and cultures (June-July 2017)

The Linguistic Society of America Summer Linguistics Institute – Chicago, IL, USA

  • 4-week intensive linguistic curriculum (July 2015)
  • Major coursework: Sociophonetics, Influence of the Media on Speech, Language Variation through the Lens of Web Data, The Relationship between Social Meaning and Formal Semantics/Pragmatics

The Inter-University Center for Japanese Studies – Yokohama, Japan

  • 10 month intensive language program (September 2014 – June 2015)
  • Project title: 役割語としての遊女語:「フィクション」から「フィクション」へ [“Red Light District Speech as Character Language: From ‘Fiction’ to ‘Fiction’]

The Institute on Collaborative Language Research – Arlington, TX, USA

  • 2-week linguistics workshop (June 2014)
  • Major coursework: Data Management and Archiving, Principles of Database Design, Intro to FLEx, Using Technology for Language Documentation and Revitalization in Digital Domains

Waseda University – Tokyo, Japan

  • School of International Liberal Studies exchange student (September 2010 – March 2011)
  • Research areas: Japanese language, Japanese linguistics, Ainu typology, the Tale of Genji