Personal Statement:

I study environmental management in premodern Japan. My current project examines the evolution of resource disputes in a particular province during a period of dramatic change in Japanese society. My work is primarily from regional, social, and economic perspectives. I enjoy translation, and I like to teach and get students thinking.

Dissertation Title:

"Wind, Forest, Fire, and Mountain: The Evolution of Environment and Local Society in a Japanese Province, 1450-1650"

MA Thesis: "The Last Man Standing: Examining Daimyo Survival in Sixteenth Century Japan.”