My research interests include language rights, language policy, bilingualism and bilingual education and critical multicultural approaches to education. I have published several books and over 25 articles and chapters in these areas. My seminar examines English language issues at societal and global levels. It discusses the historical context of the global development of English, status of English as a first and second language, and issues involving English that are currently developing in and across diverse societies. My seminar will help students to understand the educational systems, successes, and problems of different countries. It also shows how education creates inequalities in society. One global issue is the policy prescription that guides the delivery of education in school systems in developing nations.
Originally from California, I am the son of Japanese and Chinese-Mauritian immigrants and have lived in the states of New York, Indiana, and Georgia, as well as in Saudi Arabia, before coming to Japan in 2011—all of which have permanently warped my sense of time, place, and culture. I have taught at several universities in the U.S. and Japan, and my research and teaching interests include issues of race in 20th/21st-century U.S. American literary, film, and popular culture, and transnational perspectives on U.S. American culture. Representative publications include “Inhabiting the Space of the Other: Josef von Sternberg’s Anatahan” (2017, Wayne State University Press), The Racial Horizon of Utopia: Unthinking the Future of Race in Late-Twentieth-Century American Utopian Novels (2016, Peter Lang), “Narrating Social Space: Ceremony, Utopian Desire, and Cultural Difference” (2012, Civilization 21), and “(Vulgar) Identity Politics in Outer Space: Delany’s Triton and the Heterotopian Narrative” (2001, J. of Narrative Theory). My seminar addresses literature, critical theory, and issues of race in relation to students’ particular interests.
D. H. Lawrenceを中心にモダニズムから今日にいたる現代イギリス小説を研究しています。現代（特に今日の）英米演劇，およびその翻訳論にも深い関心があります。