Office number: Riverview 109
Phone number: (320) 308-3281
Degrees held and granting institutions
B.A. Communication and East Asian Languages and Culture University of Southern California (USC) 2000
M.A. Global Media and Communications USC and London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) 2003
Ph.D. Communication University of Massachusetts Amherst 2013
Primary and/or current research interests
I am interested in the intersection between religion and identity as enacted through cultural communication. My focus is on Christian and Buddhist identities, and how they are manifested in different parts of the world.
I am currently involved in research on marriage migration in the Island of Borneo, Indonesia and Taiwan. I have lived in the U.K., Germany, Italy and China, among other places. Being born and raised in Indonesia, I am a tropical girl at heart.