I am associate professor and William Dawson Scholar of Cinema and Media History in the Department of East Asian Studies, an associate member of the Department of Art History and Communication Studies, and a core faculty member of the 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 received the 2014 Best First Book Award from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies.

My current book project is on the transpacific genealogy of environmental media. It traces the technological, institutional, and geopolitical connections between Japan and the United States that led to the development of artificial fog, weather control, cybernetic environments, metabolic architecture, and networked computing during the Cold War period.

I am also a member of Montreal-based research groups: 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).