About

EDUCATION

  • Doctoral Candidate in Language and Culture, Graduate School of Language and Culture, Osaka University, Japan (Spring 2016 to 2019).
  • Master of Art in Language and Culture, Graduate School of Language and Culture, Osaka University, Japan (Spring 2014 to 2016).
  • Bachelor of Art, Faculty of Human Development and Culture, Fukushima University, Japan (Spring 2010 to 2014).

EXPERIENCES

 

INTERNSHIPS

  • Intern of Gender Forum, The University of Cologne, Germany, November 5 to 24, 2017.
  • Academic Visitor of The Research Centre for Environmental Humanities, Bath Spa University, the United Kingdom, August 5 to September 17, 2017.
  • Student Ambassador, the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Summer School 2017, Bath Spa University, 6 August – 12 August 2017.
  • English Teacher and Child-Sponsorship Program Manager, Grapesyard Organization, Kenya, Summer 2015.
  • Protocol Assistant, Protocol Department, City of Houston, Texas, America (Fall 2013)
  • Student Intern Program, The Japan Association for Language Teaching (2012)

 

PRESENTATIONS

  • “Postgender and the Biological Body in Don DeLillo’s Zero K.” The 56th Annual Conference of America Literature Society of Japan. Kagoshima University, Japan. 14, 15 October 2017.
  • “Transformation through Sports:  An Interview with Russian LGBT Sport Federation.” GALE Forum for JALT 42nd Annual International Conference: Transformation in Language Teaching. Aichi Industry & Labor Center, Japan. 26 November 2016.
  • “Embracing Otherness: Mastery of Submission in The Sun Also Rises.” The 27th Annual Conference of The Hemingway Society of Japan. Kansai Gakuin University, Japan. 20 November 2016.
  • ‘“The farther you go back, the more beautiful and desirable the world becomes’: Environmental and Gender Utopia/Dystopia in Paul Auster’s In The Country of Last Things.” The 5th International Symposium on Literature and Environment in East Asia (ISLE-EA). Dongguk University, Korea. 5-6 November 2016.
  • “‘Exploded and Being Swallowed’: Cannibalism in Toni Morrison’s Beloved.” The 55th Annual Conference of America Literature Society of Japan. Notre Dame SeiShin University, Japan. 1 October 2016.
  • “Rethinking Education: Teaching in Nairobi’s Korogocho Slums.” Cross-Boundary Innovation Program Official Website. 11 December 2015.
  • “Case Study: Diversity in Cross-Boundary Innovation Program (Osaka University).” CUE SIG Conference “Diversity: Communication and Education.” Sugiyama Jogakuin University, Japan. 27 September 2015.
  • “Case Study: Sexuality in Bhutan and Japan.” Osaka University, Japan. 25 June 2015.
  • “Masochism as a Medium to create ‘Peace’.” Peace as a Global Language Conference. Kobe Gakuin University, Japan. 7 December 2014.

PUBLICATIONS

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCES

  • Elementary English Teacher, Grapesyard School, Nairobi city, Kenya (Fall 2015)
  • Chinese Language Lecture, City Office of Motomiya, Fukushima (May 2012 to March 2014)
  • Junior High School English Teacher (Training), Fukushima Junior High School, Japan (Fall 2013)

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member of The Hemingway Society in Japan
  • Member of The American Literature Society of Japan (ALSJ)
  • Member of The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment in Japan (ASLE)
  • Member of Japan Association for Language and Teaching (JALT)

OTHER MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member of Cross-Boundary Innovation Program, Osaka University, Japan (2014 to 2019)
  • Fellow Scholarship Student of Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport Science and Technology (MEXT) in Japan (2014 to 2019)
  • Fellow Scholarship Student of Rotary Club, Japan (2012 to 2014)

CERTIFICATES & QUALIFICATIONS

  • First Class High School Teacher’s License (English)
  • First Class Junior High School Teacher’s License (English)
  • ABRSM Music Theory and Practical Exams (Grade 1 to Grade 7)
  • Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (N1)
  • Japanese Driver’s License (2011 April)
  • IELTS Test (Overall 7.5)
  • Advanced 1 Level in General English Course, Monash University English Language Centre (11 August to 29 August 2014)
  • Intensive English Language Study, Monash University English Language Centre (25 August to 5 September 2014)

 

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