I am a PhD candidate and researcher in Japanese studies at The School of Languages and Cultures, The University of Queensland (UQ). My research focuses on multiethnic Japanese youth and what their position tells us of identity and multiculturalism. My other research interests include mixed identities, Australian multiculturalism and migration. More broadly I'm interested in Japanese film and literature as well as popular culture.
I completed my Honours project titled 'Investigating Japanese Multicultural and Multiethnic Identities in Australia' with first class Honours in 2019 at UQ. Before moving to Queensland I graduated from Macquarie University, Sydney with a Bachelor in International Studies (2018). Whilst in Sydney I worked for the Japan Foundation, Sydney as Assistant Program Coordinator to the Foundation as well as the Japanese Film Festival in Australia. I currently work as a Japanese language tutor and research assistant for the School of Languages and Cultures at UQ.