Since beginning my teaching at ICU in 2008, I have developed a selection of courses that assist anthropology majors and non-majors to understand the development of anthropology as a discipline, appreciate ethnographic methods, and better engage with social theory. Brief descriptions of my courses can be found below.

During a typical academic year, I will advise approximately ten undergraduate and graduate thesis projects. Unlike many Japanese universities, ICU does not have a formalized seminar ("zemi") system. My advising consists of one-on-one consultation with students and periodic 'workshop' throughout the year tailored to address particular stages of the thesis an dissertation writing process. Over the past half-decade, the students I work with have engaged in a range of research projects. These projects include research on aspects of global food culture, waste and recycling, youth culture and networks, alternative educational environments, and work culture.