I recently updated my home page. If you miss the old one, it's still available here.

I was born in Indonesia and grew up in Australia, Japan, and the United States. However, I'm a bit uncomfortable with the term "Asian-American" as I'm not quite Asian and not really American, but Returnee -Japanese -Born-Indonesian - Bred-Australian- Quasi-American is a mouthful most people don't want to handle.

Fellowships and Awards: I received a Yale Junior Faculty Fellowship (2007-2008) to conduct research on psychiatric and physical disabilities in Japan and a Yale Senior Faculty Fellowship (2011-2012) to do work on non-mainstream sexualities in Japan. About a decade ago, I was granted an Abe Fellowship from the Social Science Research Council and Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership to pursue my research on comparative disability politics in Japan and the United States during the 2004-2005 academic year. And even further back, one of my journal articles won the 2003 ISS/Oxford University Press Prize for Modern Japanese Studies. It was later selected to be one of Oxford University Press' 100 seminal papers celebrating their centennial of academic publishing. My first monograph, Deaf in Japan, was awarded the 2008 John Whitney Hall Book Prize by the Association for Asian Studies. My second film, A Japanese Funeral, was awarded the SVA Short Film Award in 2010 and the Society for East Asian Anthropology David Plath Media Award in 2011.

National Service: I currently serve on the Executive Board of the American Anthropological Association and I am the Chair of the Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies. I am also on the Board for the Society for Visual Anthropology (2009-2012; 2012-2015).

Affiliated Campus Programs: Yale Council on East Asian Studies; Yale Film Studies; LGBT Studies; and Yale Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. au

Teaching Philosophy: A short piece on my philosophy of teaching and mentoring. Also see the "careers" section of my blog.

Public Anthropology: Please see this page regarding interviews and public speaking.