Anthropology. Material Religion. Death Studies.

I study the stuff of death and the death of stuff.


Interdisciplinary research group studying questions at the intersection of death, society, and technology, from RIP trolling to human composting.

Matters of Death in Japan

Doctoral thesis on the collapsing and newly emerging rituals and technologies of death in Japan, focused on ethnography of Buddhist altars.

Waste + Minimalism

New study of domestic sorting and disposal practices, focused on comparative study of regimes of minimalism.

仏壇の研究 ・Buddhist Altars

Ethnography of the contemporary Buddhist altar industry

Talks & Publications

Summaries & recordings of recent conference talks and media


Where to find me

Melbourne/ Tokyo/ Oxford