I am an associate professor of sociology at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Previously I taught at the College of International Relations at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan. I completed my doctorate in sociology at the University of California-Davis. I’m a qualitative researcher, and I use ethnographic methods to study the incorporation of Japanese Peruvian immigrants into Japanese society.
With my students at Ritsumeikan, I managed the blog JAPANsociology. The blog explored life in Japan, focusing on issues related to immigration and diversity.
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