Download a copy of my CV (current September 2018).


PhD in Cultural Anthropology (University of Melbourne), 2016-

MSc. Visual, Material and Museum Anthropology (University of Oxford), Distinction (1:1), 2014 – 2015

Bachelor of Arts (University of Melbourne), First Class Honours, 2009 – 2013

Diploma of Modern Languages (Japanese) (University of Melbourne), First Class Honours, 2012-2013

Academic Positions 

ARC Research Fellow, DeathTech Research Team, University of Melbourne, 2018-2021

Visiting Researcher, Toyo University Japan, 2017-2018

Visiting Researcher, Kanazawa University Japan, 2017-2018

Graduate Research Assistant, “Sonic Japan“(ARC Grant code : ARC/DP130102035),  Monash University, May 2016 – Jan 2018

Graduate Research Assistant, “Digital Commemoration“,  The University of Melbourne, October 2015 – Jan 2018

Awards, Grants, Scholarships & Fellowships

Dyason Fellowship, with partner Anne Allison, Duke University, 2019

Arts-MDHS collaborative research initiative seed funding, 2019 ($10,000), with CIs Richard Chenhall and Tamara Kohn

Japan Studies Association of Australia, Grants Scheme Award, 2019 ($5000)

Japan Foundation Research Fellowship, 2017-2018. ($50,000 +)

Australian Postgraduate Award (now “Research & Training Program”), 2016-2019

Rae and Edith Bennett Travelling Scholarship, 2014

1854 Student Scholarship, Museum Victoria, April 2013

Melbourne Global Grant and Universitas 21 Award, 2011

Dean’s Honours List, The University of Melbourne, 2010

National Scholarship (now “Chancellor’s Scholars”), The University of Melbourne, 2009

Australian Student’s Prize, Australian Federal Government, 2008

Teaching Experience

Guest Lecturer “Death as a rite of passage”, Anthropology 101, University of Melbourne (May 2019)

Guest Lecturer, Religion & Anthropology, Kanazawa University (Nov. 2017)

Guest Lecturer, CRIM40002 Qualitative Research Methods, The University of Melbourne: “Interviews” and “Ethnography”

Tutor Co-ordinator, ANTH10001 Anthropology: Studying Human Diversity, The University of Melbourne, Semester 2, 2018

University Tutor, The University of Melbourne, 2015- 2018. (MULTI10018: Power; ANTH20012: Engaging the World in Theory & Practice; POLS40013: Social Science Research Seminar; ANTH3001: Theory and the Anthropological Imagination)

College Tutor, St Hilda’s College, 2016 – 2018 (DEVT10001: The Developing World; MULT10014: Identity; MULT10015: Language)

College Tutor, Janet Clarke Hall, 2016- 2018 (ANTH20012 Engaging the World in Theory & Practice)

Curatorial Experience

Assistant Curator, The Dead Don’t Bury Themselves, Ian Potter Gallery, September 2016 – March 2017

Lead Curator, Aftershocks for Cultural Collections, October 2013 – February 2015

Curatorial Research and Engagement, The Pitt Rivers Museum, April-May 2015

Research Assistant at Museum Victoria, June 2011 – December 2013

Editorial Experience 

Copy Editor, Journal of Global Buddhism, 2017-

Book Reviews Editor,  Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford, 2014-2015

Professional Development 

Certificate in Teaching Skills for Graduate Researchers course, June 2018

Advanced Skills for Sessional Teachers course, October 2018

Academic Affiliations & Service

Peer reviewer for: The Australian Journal of Anthropology; ETHNOS

Academic Teaching and Learning Committee, The University of Melbourne, 2018

Australasian Association of Buddhist Studies, Committee, 2018 

Ethnoforum secretary, 2016, 2018

Australian Anthropological Society Member, 2017-

Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and Commonwealth Member, 2018-

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