Drawing on ethnographic research and interviews with young adults in Seoul and Tokyo, this research seeks to understand why we experience inequality and insecurity in the ways we do at different times and places.
In this project, I try to understand the personal consequences of the growth of unstable employment for workers and their responses to it.
l am also working on another project about democracy and right-wing politics in Japan and other East Asian societies, a topic I have been continuously researching since 2011.
Forthcoming. “New Right-Wing Movement as Alternative Politics.” in Alternative Politics in Contemporary Japan: New Directions in Social Movements edited by D. Slater and P. Steinhoff. University of Hawai'i Press. — Link to the publisher
2023 (online first). (with Dr. Myungji Yang). ”Strange Bedfellows: Why Right-Wing Intellectuals in South Korea Chose to Cooperate with Their Country's Former Coloniser.” Nations and Nationalism. — Link to the paper
2020. (with Dr. Naoto Higuchi) “The Third Round of Immigrant Incorporation in East Asia: An Introduction to Special Issue Friends and Foes of Multicultural East Asia.” Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia 19(2): 1-19. — Link to the paper — Pdf
2020. (Guest editor with Dr. Naoto Higuchi) “Friends and Foes of Multiculturalism in East Asia.” Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia 19 (2) — Link to the journal
2021. "Review of Japan’s Nationalist Right in the Internet Age: Online Media and Grassroots Conservative Activism by Jeffrey Hall." Contemporary Japan. Online first. — Link to the paper