I am Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar of Cinema and Media History in the Department of East Asian Studies and World Cinemas Program at McGill University in Montréal, Canada.

My first book, Cinema of Actuality: Japanese Avant-garde Filmmaking in the Season of Image Politics (Duke University Press, 2013), analyzes political avant-garde filmmaking and its appropriation of journalism and media events in 1960s Japan. The book recently received the 2014 Best First Book Award from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies.

My new research project - "The Rise of Control Room Aesthetics" - is on the historical connections between Japanese expanded cinema, computer art, architecture, and networked information and security systems.

I am also a member of three Montreal-based research groups: ARTHEMIS (http://arthemis-cinema.ca/en/members), MIRL (http://mirl.lab.mcgill.ca/?page_id=237), and Global Emergent Media Lab (http://www.globalemergentmedia.com/), and a co-organizer of "Porting Media: Asia" (http://portingmedia.com/?temp-new-window-replacement=true).