Harvard University - American Studies
Dissertation Title: "Riding Bareback: Rodeo Communities and the Construction of American Gender, Sexuality, and Race in the Twentieth Century."
Secondary Degree in Women, Gender, And Sexuality Studies
Harvard University - Regional Studies East Asia
Thesis Title: "From the Tips of Your Fingers: Femininity, Fashion and Social Class in the Japanese Nail Industry."
Winner of the departmental Fletcher Award for Outstanding Thesis
Willamette University - History
Summa Cum Laude
Phi Beta Kappa
Certificate, Japan Studies Program, Tokyo International University