Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals

2017. Summits Where Souls Gather: Mountain Pilgrimage in Post-disaster Japan. Journal of Religion in Japan 6 (1): 27–53.

2013. Sleep, Dreams, and the Imagination: Psychosocial Adaptations to an Ever-Changing World. Co-authored with Roger I. Lohmann. Reviews in Anthropology 42: 56–84.

 

Chapters in Edited Books

2014. Pathogenic Dream Lucidity? A Warning from Native North America. In Lucid Dreaming: New Perspectives on Consciousness in Sleep, edited by Kelly Bulkeley and Ryan Hurd, 179–192. ABC-CLIO: Santa Barbara.

2014. The Varieties of Lucid Dreaming: An Exploration of Cultural Contingency. Co-

authored with Roger I. Lohmann. In Lucid Dreaming: New Perspectives on Consciousness in Sleep, edited by Kelly Bulkeley and Ryan Hurd, 23–43. ABC-CLIO: Santa Barbara.

2013. Sleep Deprivation and the Vision Quest of Native North America. In Sleep Around the World: Anthropological Perspectives, edited by Katie Glaskin and Richard Chenhall, 171–188. New York: Palgrave MacMillan.

 

Book Reviews

Forthcoming. “Ennobling Japan’s Savage Northeast: Tōhoku as Postwar Thought, 1945–2011,” by Nathan Hopson. Japan Review 

 

2014. “Ascetic Practices in Japanese Religion,” by Tullio Federico Lobetti. Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 41 (2): 416–418.

 

2012. “Dreaming in the World’s Religions: A Comparative History,” by Kelly Bulkeley. Anthropology of Consciousness 23(2): 220–223.

 

Select Non-Refereed Publications

2017. The Inaugural Day Read-in: A Reflection from Canada. Co-authored with Elisabeth Feltaous. The Bricoleur.

2016. Photography and captions in “The Buddhas of Mount Yudono: Sacred Self-Mummification in Northern Japan” by Frank Clements. Expedition Magazine 58(2): 30–34.

 

2014. Aboriginal Elders in the Classroom. Toronto Star, June 10.

 

Presentations and Panels

Forthcoming  Mountain Asceticism and Gastronomical Politics in Northeastern Japan, Thinking Mountains, Banff, Alberta, October 2–5, 2018.

 

Forthcoming  The Time of Nature: Mountains and the Past in Contemporary Japan. Contrapunteo: The Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA) and The Society for Applied Anthropology joint conference. Universidad de Cuba, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. May 19, 2018.

 

2017. Mountainous Amphitheaters and Melodies of the “New Return”: The Conch Trumpet in Japanese Asceticism. Mo(u)vement: International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Societies (IUAES) and Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA) joint conference in Ottawa, Ontario. May 5.

 

2016. Experimentalism in Post-disaster Shugendō [Mountain Asceticism]. Narratives of Decline: The Changing Patterns of Death and Aging in Contemporary Japanese Religions conference, Japanese Studies, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, May 31.

 

2016. At the Gate of Dreams: Blackfoot Tribal Politics and Institutional Research Ethics. Ethnography in Canada Conference, Toronto, April 15.

 

2016. The Demon and the Child: Fear and Fantasy in Northeastern Japan. McGill Graduate Anthropology Conference, McGill University, April 8.

 

2011. The Vision Quest as Progressive Self-Sacrifice: The Permeable Agency of a Blackfoot Medicine Man. Traces, Tidemarks, and Legacies: American Anthropological Association 110th Annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, November 19.

 

2007. Shaman and Jaguar Dualism in Mesoamerican Iconography. Research in Religious Studies Conference, University of Lethbridge, May 4.

 

Conference Sessions Organized

2017. Sonic Affinities in Music and Movement. Mo(u)vementInternational Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Societies (IUAES) and Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA) joint conference in Ottawa, Ontario. May 5.

 

2011. Agency in Religious Experience. Co-Chaired and Co-Organized with Roger Ivar Lohmann. Traces, Tidemarks, and Legacies: American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in Montreal, Quebec, November 19.

 

Invited Scholarly Presentations

2018. Vitality in Death: Automummification in Japanese Buddhism. Anthropology Student Association, University of Toronto, February 12. 

 

2018. On Ethnographic Filmmaking. Media Professionalization Workshop, Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto, January 19. 

 

2017. The Buddha Mummies of North Japan: On Translation, Doctrine, and Practice. Research in Religious Studies Conference, University of Lethbridge, April 29.

 

2017. Summits Where Souls Gather: Mountain Pilgrimage in Post-disaster Japan. Pilgrimage Forum, Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto, March 30.

 

2016. Mountain Asceticism in Northeastern Japan. Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto, February 26.

2016. Enlightened Undead: Automummification in Japanese Buddhism. Anthropology

Lecture Series, Trent University Durham, March 17.

 

2015. Mountain Asceticism and Pilgrimage in Dewa Sanzan. Department of Forestry, Yamagata University, Tsuruoka City, Japan, July 10.  

 

2015. Discussant for “Anthropology and the Ontological Turn in Native American Studies.” Critical Conversations Series, Global Art and Ideas Nexus, January 26.

 

2014. Discussant for “Propane Ate Mushroom: Forest Revitalization and Multi-Species Environmental Infrastructure in Post-Industrial Japan” by Shiho Satsuka, Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology Discussion Series, University of Toronto, February 28.

 

Invited Presentations for the Public

2017. The Possibilities of University. Swift Current Comprehensive High School, Swift Current, Saskatchewan. Dec. 21.

 

2017. Introducing Reviving Recipes [a documentary film]: The Revitalization of Heirloom Vegetables in Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. Japan Foundation Toronto, March 23.

 

2017. What is Anthropology? Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute, Toronto, May 15.

 

2016. Introducing Reviving Recipes [a documentary film]: The Revitalization of Heirloom Vegetables in Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. Japan Foundation Toronto, July 7 & 12.

 

2016. The Australian Aboriginal Didjeridu. Musical performance and presentation for elementary school students, Huron Street Junior Public School, Toronto, Ontario, June 21.

 

2015. Fundamentals of the Australian Aboriginal Didjeridu. Music workshop offered through Dewa-Shōnai International Forum, Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan, October 30–December 11.

 

2015. Sound of the Earth: The Cultural Significance of the Australian Aboriginal Didjeridu. Dewa-Shōnai International Forum, Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan, October 17.

 

2015. Discussant for “New Perspectives on Lucid Dreaming, Part 2: Religion, Creativity, Culture,” Dream Talk Radio, April 14.

2015. International Interest in Japanese Mountain Asceticism. Rotary Club, Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan, March 17.

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