As a Researcher...
From privacy management between foreign English teachers and their Japanese co-workers in Japan to celebrity health narratives. I explore public-private negotiations for social change.
My research is published within international and U.S. national academic journals, books, and textbooks such as the Journal of International & Intercultural Communication, Intercultural Communication Studies, Language & Intercultural Communication, Health Communication, Public Voices, and Communication Teacher.
See my CV for more details.
Academic Journal Articles:
Taking advantage of being foreign: Gaijin smashing for privacy management
Cultural discourses of privacy: Interrogating globalized workplace relationships in Japan
(De-)legitimizing medical professional discourses: Evaluations from foreign English teachers in Japan.
Dining with "Mama": Four newcomer socialization experiences within a small-town diner.
“My Family Isn't Racist—However…”: Multiracial/Multicultural Obama-ism as an Ideological Barrier to Teaching Intercultural Communication
“We’re a culture, not a costume”: Ethical analysis of a college student-led organizations’ anti-racism campaign.
My “big” blue health secret: My experience with privacy, or lack thereof, in Japan.
Speaking like a queen in RuPaul’s Drag Race: Towards a speech code of American drag queens.
Blurring personal health and public priorities: An analysis of celebrity health narratives in the public sphere.
The tales of gaijin: Health privacy perspectives of foreign English teachers in Japan.
Knock Out APA
Bitch Slap APA: Twice as Hard
Bitch Slap APA
Bitch Slap MLA
Books & Book Chapters:
Gaijin Private Parts: Maintaining Privacy at Work in Japan
Celebrity Health Narratives & the Public Health
Intercultural communication for global engagement
Race(ing) Intercultural Communication: Racial Logistics in a Colorblind Era
Intercultural Communication in Japan: Theorizing Homogenizing Discourse
Using social lubricants to increase conversationality
"Listening is an act of love": Learning listening through StoryCorps
Using six-word memoirs to increase cultural identity awareness.
Twisted leadership: A visual example of leadership style.