I am a doctorate candidate in Pre-modern Japanese literature and history. I am a University Fellow 2017~2018, as well as a Japan Foundation Doctoral Fellow 2020~2021. My research focuses on Edo period literary history, particularly popular literature. My dissertation project examines the transforming interpretation of bunjin literati in nineteenth-century Japan and emphasizes the role of popular literature in Japan's modernization. I am also interested in book history and the education of early modern Japanese paleography (kuzushiji). I also host for the New Books Network Japanese Studies podcast channel.