I received my A.B. in political science at University of California, Berkeley, and Ph.D. in political science at University of California, Irvine.  My research and teaching interests concentrate on American and comparative politics of the Asian Pacific, including Japan, with a substantive focus on public opinion and race, ethnicity and nationalism.  

I also research and write about the political aspects of world football and analyze performance and match data.

Upon graduating from Irvine, I worked as an opinion research consultant and held appointments at Viet Nam National University under the US Fulbright Program and at Doshisha University in Kyoto.  I spent the 2012-13 academic year at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia Pacific Research Center at Stanford University.

My work has appeared in The Journal of PoliticsPublic Opinion QuarterlyPerspectives on PoliticsJapanese Journal of Political ScienceSocial Science Japan JournalPSAmerasia Journal, Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts as well as Journal of Sports SciencesSoccer and Society and several edited volumes. I am the co-editor, with Pei-te Lien, of The Transnational Politics of Asian Americans (Temple University Press, 2009) and, with Russell Dalton, of a forthcoming special issue in Asian Journal of Comparative Politics.  I am a member of the American Political Science Association and the World and American Associations of Public Opinion Research.