I am an assistant professor/lecturer in cultural anthropology at the University of Amsterdam, currently teaching courses in globalization and Asian Studies. My Ph.D. (2009) was from the CUNY Graduate Center, but I spent my formative years in Tokyo and lived in NYC for 11 years. My interests range from political economy, human geography, globalization in Asia, contemporary Tibet, borderland studies, (aero)mobilities, and geopolitics to ethnographic films, indie pop, travel, and bicycling in the Netherlands. A caveat: this is my personal website; in addition to thoughts related to anthropology, posts may also involve things that I simply find interesting or amusing. McSweeney’s ‘Snake Fight’ Portion of Your Thesis Defense is always a favourite.