My research focuses on the history of printed materials in modern pre-war Japan, as well as print culture, the distribution and transmission of information through both formal and informal networks, gender and media, and the history of science. I’m also interested in writing technologies and the circulation of information vectors such as print media during the modern pre-war period.

My current research project involves an investigation into a physics laboratory, the networks of scientists and researchers branching out from projects undertaken there, and the micro-history of a scientific dictionary used in the lab’s reading room.