University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Ph.D., in progress Second Language Studies (Advisor: Dr. Christina Higgins)
M.A., Second Language Studies 2012
B.A., Japanese Language and Literature 2007
- March 24-27: American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Chicago, IL. “Wildlife tourismscapes: Discourse itineraries of sea turtle tourism at Laniakea Beach, Hawai‘i.” Part of the colloquium: “Tourism spaces at the nexus of language, materiality, and mobility.” Colloquium participants: Bal Sharma, Christina Higgins, Maiko Ikeda, Dmitri Detweyler, Gavin Lamb (organizer).
- June 11-15: International Symposium of Bilingualism (ISB11), University of Limerick, Ireland – “The imitation game: Stylization as a teacher’s practice in Hawai’i’s Sociolinguistic Landscape”
- April 22: 21st Annual Language, Linguistics and Literature (LLL) Graduate Student Conference “Nonhuman charisma in Hawaiian green sea turtle conservation and tourism in Hawai‘i.” (Presentation given as recipient of the LLL Excellence in Doctoral Research Award).
- June 15-18: Sociolinguistics Symposium (SS21), University of Murcia, Spain. “This must be the place: Language, identity, and voices of climate change in the Pacific.”
- March 29 – April 4: American Association of Geographers (AAG), San Francisco, CA. “Don’t call it Turtle Beach”: Nexus analysis and frictions of engagement at a Hawaiian beach.”
- March 21-25: American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Toronto, Canada “Language Ideologies of Multilingual Parents: A case study from Hawai‘i”
- March 13-15: Georgetown University Roundtable (GURT), Washington D.C.: Super-Diversity: Sociocultural Linguistic Perspectives (conference theme). “Narratives of Hawaiian language maintenance and shift: Ethnolinguistic heritage and multilingualism in the globalizing context of Hawai‘i”
- March 22-25: American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Portland, OR. 1) “Smiling together, Laughing together: Multimodal resources projecting affect in L1/L2 storytelling.” 2) “Translanguaging as a teacher’s resource in a culturally and linguistically diverse classroom” (co-presented with Christina Higgins).