Kidlat Tahimik in New York City, summer 2016, photo by JNA

Journal Articles

“Home Birth, World Cinema: Kawase Naomi’s Films in Circulation.” “Feminist Approaches in Women’s First Person Documentaries from East Asia” special issue edited by Kiki Tianqi Yu and Alisa Lebow, Studies in Documentary Film 14, no. 1 (2020): 50-62. (French translation in Du quotidien dans le cinéma japonais [et français], edited by Dominique Chateau and José Moure. Paris: Éditions L’Harmattan, 2022.) 

“(Community) Video Art: DCTV’s Expanded Documentary Practice.” Millennium Film Journal 65 (Spring 2017): 38-45.

Book Chapters

“Pointing Through the Screen: Archiving, Surveillance, and Atomization in the Wake of Japan’s 2011 Triple Disasters.” In Routledge Handbook of Japanese Cinema, edited by Joanne Bernardi and Shota T. Ogawa, 263-277. New York: Routledge, 2020.

“Cinema in Reconstruction: Japan’s Post-3.11 Documentary.” In Film on the Faultline, edited by Alan Wright. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015.

Exhibition Catalogue Essays

“Tracing Pre-Histories of Nuclear Disaster Between Japan and Unceded Territories of North America: On Takeuchi Kota’s Blind Bombing, Filmed by a Bat (2020).” In TAKEUCHI Kota: Tokyo Contemporary Art Award: 2021-23, edited by Ryohei Koya, 56-65. Tokyo: Tokyo Arts and Space, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, 2023.

Book Reviews

Review of Immediations: The Humanitarian Impulse in Documentary (2017) by Pooja RanganAfterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism 45, nos. 2 & 3 (2018): 62-63.

Review of Radiation Brain Moms and Citizen Scientists: The Gender Politics of Food Contamination after Fukushima(2016), by Aya Hirata KimuraInternational Feminist Journal of Politics 19, no. 4 (2017): 545-547.

Festival + Exhibition Reports

“Film Comment Recommends: The Films of Noriaki Tsuchimoto at the Museum of the Moving Image.” The Film Comment Letter weekly newsletter. Nov. 23, 2022.

“My First Flaherty.” In Flash Flaherty: Tales from a Film Seminar, edited by Patricia R. Zimmermann and Scott MacDonald. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2021. (Originally published in a companion blog to The Flaherty: Decades in the Cause of Independent Cinema [Indiana University Press, 2017], ed. Zimmermann and MacDonald. September 8, 2017.)

“Queens International Speaks Volumes About a Borough that Welcomes the World.” Hyperallergic. February 21, 2019.

“A City of Cinema Perseveres: The 15th Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival.” Senses of Cinema 85 (December 2017).

Festival Focus: JAPAN CUTS. In Directory of World Cinema: Japan 2, edited by John Berra. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012.


“The One-Meter Rule: An Interview with Kazuo Hara and Sachiko Kobayashi.” The 65th Robert Flaherty Film Seminar Catalogue, 38-51. New York: World Records, 2019.

Interview with Nedda Ahmed and Chris Cagle on video streaming and library collections. Aca-Media (monthly podcast from The Journal of Cinema and Media Studies). July 2019.

Sennan Asbestos Disaster: Kazuo Hara Discusses His First Film in 10 Years.” MUBI Notebook. November 21, 2017. (Reprinted in DOCU-YAMA LIVE! [ドキュ山 LIVE!]. January 19, 2018.)

Interview with Nicholas Mirzoeff on How to See the World: An Introduction to Images, from Self-Portraits to Selfies, Maps to Movies, and More (Basic Books, 2016). Aca-Media (monthly podcast from The Journal of Cinema and Media Studies). May 2016.

Interview with Jun Okada on Making Asian American Film and Video: History, Institutions, Movements (Rutgers University Press, 2015). Aca-Media (monthly podcast from The Journal of Cinema and Media Studies). December 2015.

Essays + Film Reviews

“Full with Emptiness,” Air Doll (2009) Blu-ray booklet, Dekanalog. 2022.

Review of “SHITAMACHI: Tales of Downtown Tokyo” at Film Forum in “Best of 2019: Our Top NYC Art Shows.” Hyperallergic. December 10, 2019.

“Yamagata Film Criticism Workshop Discussion on Another Year (2016).” With Chris Fujiwara, Quyen Nguyen, Chanon Kenji Praepipatmongkol, and Becca Voelcker. DOCU-YAMA LIVE! [ドキュ山 LIVE!]. October 9, 2017.

“Let’s Use the Art Strike to Hold Cultural Institutions Accountable.” Hyperallergic. January 19, 2017.

Screen Slate articlesThe Actor (2015). 2016-present.

“The infant and the cadaver: Paul Schrader’s films and criticism.” In Directory of World Cinema: American Independent 3, edited by John Berra. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016. (Reprinted in MUBI Notebook. July 6, 2018.)

“Mitsuo Yanagimachi: Currents of dissent and modes of social critique.” In Directory of World Cinema: Japan 3, edited by John Berra. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015.

“In-flight viewing.” InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture (IVC). September 7, 2015.

Profile of Hal Hartley, reviews of The Indian Runner (1991), Laws of Gravity (1992), The Limits of Control (2009). In Directory of World Cinema: American Independent 2, edited by John Berra. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013.

“Drift compatibility: Pacific Rim and the international blockbuster.” InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture (IVC). September 7, 2013.

Reviews of The Blood of Rebirth (2009), Blue Spring (2001), Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983), The Munekata Sisters(1950). In Directory of World Cinema: Japan 2, edited by John Berra. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012.

Film reviews and essaysCinespect. 2010-2012.

Video Essays

“Hara Double at the Brattle.” “Film Festivals: Aftermaths and Beyond,” guest-edited by Dîna Iordanova, Frames Cinema Journal 13 (May 2018).

Encyclopedia Entries

Encyclopedia entries for Shinji Aoyama, Cure (1997), Doppelgänger (2003), Killers (2014)The Encyclopedia of Japanese Horror Films, edited by Salvador Jimenez Murguía. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2016.

Encyclopedia entries for André BazinSerge DaneyMikio Naruse, and Tokyo Story (1953)Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism, edited by Stephen Ross. New York: Routledge, 2014.

Wiki contributorJapanese Women Behind the Scenes. 2011-present.