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November 2015

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

May 2011

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 

May 2008


Willamette University - History

Summa Cum Laude

Phi Beta Kappa

Certificate, Japan Studies Program, Tokyo International University

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