Teaching Interests

  • International Relations
  • Comparative Politics
  • International & Comparative Political Economy
  • International Security
  • Asian Regionalism
  • Japanese Domestic Politics & Foreign Policy
  • Relationship between Economics & Security
  • Government-Business Relations
  • Research Methods & Field Research

Teaching Awards

  • Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies
    Certificate of Award (2017)
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award (2013-2014)


Contemporary Asian Civilizations (Undergraduate)

Research Seminar in Asian Studies (Graduate)


Co-Lead Instructor, University of Washington Honors Program

  • Comparing National Narratives in Japan & the United States (Summer 2017)

Co-Lead Instructor, Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies

  • Advanced Security Cooperation (March-May 2017)
  • Asia-Pacific Orientation Course (September 2016, January 2017, June 2017)
  • Senior Executive Asia-Pacific Orientation Course (October 2016)

Lead Instructor, University of California, Berkeley

  • Intro to Research Methods & Fieldwork in the Social Sciences & Humanities (Summer 2015)

Teaching Assistant, University of California, Berkeley

  • Comparative Political Economy (Fall 2015) with Professor Steven Vogel
  • Japanese Politics (Spring 2014) with Professor Steven Vogel
  • Japanese Politics (Spring 2009, Fall 2013) with Professor T.J. Pempel
  • Graduate Pro-Seminar in Japanese Studies (Spring 2016) with Professor Steven Vogel
  • Experiential Learning: Context, Self-Reflection, and Professional Development (Summer 2015, Summer 2016, Summer 2017) with Professor Joel Clark