Doctoral Student

B.A. (Highest Distinction), Sociology and Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley


With a background in sociology and Asian studies, I'm interested in revising "nomothetic" social theories that are actually based on western peculiarities by investigating other societies, such as China and Japan. My research interests include gender, culture, music, social theory, and methodology, but I'm particularly interested in the contestation for hegemony among different configurations of masculinity and femininity, and the possibility for a war of position--to borrow Gramsci's words--on hegemonic masculinity/femininity.