Peer-Reviewed Publications

Journal Articles

“Creating ‘Disability Publics’ in Postwar Japan (1937­–1957),” Journal of Japanese Studies, Vol. 49 No. 2 (2023) (Accepted for Publication).

“A Recent History of Activism for Accessibility in Japan (1981–2006),” Disability Studies Quarterly, Vol. 43 No. 1 (2023) (Accepted for Publication).

“Policy Change in the Shadow of the Paralympics: Disability Activism and Accessibility Reforms in Japan,” Japanese Studies, Vol. 43 No. 1 (2023) (Co-author: Celeste L. Arrington, Accepted for Publication).

The Coronavirus Crisis: Disability Politics and Activism in Contemporary Japan,” Japan Focus: The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol. 18 No. 3 (2020), pp. 1–13.

Book Chapters

“Disability and the Study of Religion in Japan: A Fieldwork Guide,” in Jolyon Thomas and Matthew McMullen ed. The New Nanzan Guide for Japanese Religions (Accepted for Publication, University of Hawaii Press).

“My Life as an American Wheelchair User in Japan: Intersectional Barriers and Inclusive Imaginaries” in Sachi Schmidt-Hori ed., Why Study Japan なんで日本研究するの? (Accepted for Publication, Bungaku Report).

“VTubers: Animating Characters, Reality, and Disability,” in Jian Xu, Glen Donnar, and Divya Garg ed., Asian Celebrity and Digital Media: The Transformation of Asian Celebrity Culture in the Digital Age, (Co-author: Patrick Galbraith, Accepted for Publication, Hong Kong University Press).

“Open Becoming: A Disabled VTuber and Her Community in COVID-19,” in Mina Qiao ed. The Coronavirus Pandemic in Japanese Literature and Popular Culture, (Co-author: Patrick Galbraith, Submitted, Routledge).


Oguri Kōzukenosuke: ‘The Father of Meiji’” in Linda H. Chance and Tetsuko Toda ed., Phila-Nipponica: A Historic Guide to Philadelphia and Japan (Japan America Society of Philadelphia, 2015), pp. 32–37.

Conference Proceedings

Access to Accessibility: Building Better Assistive Technologies アクセシビリティへのアクセス:より良い支援技術の構築” in Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Conference Proceedings of LIFE2019, pp. 1–6.

Book Reviews

Yoshiko Okuyama, Reframing Disability in Manga (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2020),” Monumenta Nipponica, Vol. 77 No. 1, pp. 84–89.