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About Me

I am a cultural and political sociologist. I have been Lecturer in Sociology at the School of Social Science, Education, and Social Work since 2021.

Previously, I was a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge (2017-21) and a Research Fellow in Sociology at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge (2018-21). I hold a PhD in Sociology (2017) from the University of Cambridge.

I’m interested in the cultural and political struggles over commemoration and public representations of the past, especially historical denial in the context of contemporary Japan and East Asia. My primary areas of interest are cultural sociology, political sociology (especially right-wing movements), memory studies, and social theory. I originally started my research career as a sociologist of religion, and I maintain an active interest in sociology of religion, including new religious movements, Japanese religions, and religious nationalism.

My publications have appeared in The British Journal of Sociology, Theory and Society, American Journal of Cultural Sociology, Memory Studies, Journal of Classical Sociology, and International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society.

I am currently a Co-Editor of Cultural Sociology, and the Review Editor for the International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society, for which I also serve as an Editorial Board member.