My main research interests are in Japanese national identity and Japanese media. I am also interested in social and political theory (both Japanese and beyond), memory, international relations and borders.
I am book reviews editor on Media War and Conflict (http://mwc.sagepub.com/) and serve on the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Critical Globalisation Studies (http://criticalglobalisation.com/).
I am currently researching the work of the late anime director Satoshi Kon in light of continental theories of the spectacular and virtual society, as well as continuing my research on the problems of ontological security in late-modern Japan.
Co-recipient with Daniel Hammond of a Principal's Teaching Award Scheme (PTAS) Grant for a project titled: 'Ways of Thinking and Practising in Chinese and Japanese Studies' (2012)
This article was published on Jul 24, 2012