- Ph.D. in Art History, University of Southern California
- M.A. in Museum Studies & Art History, University of Southern California
- B.A. in International Studies (Comparative Cultural Studies focus), Meiji Gakuin University, Tokyo
Japanese art and visual culture, Asian art, modern and contemporary art, transpacific exchanges in art, art and nuclear science, art and politics, censorship, art and design, museum and archive studies, and world art history.
- The Arts of Japan
- The Tale of Genji
- Japanese Prints
- The Arts of China
- Topics in Asian Art/Japanese Art & Culture in the Americas
- "Bruce Yonemoto in conversation with Rika Hiro" as part of “Faraway, So Close 1: Bruce and Norman Yonemoto, Framed,” e-flux: Artist Cinemas (April 2021).
- Co-authored with Rebecca Corbett, Curtis Fletcher, and Anne-Marie Maxwell, “Unpinning Poster Archive: Building a Class Exhibition Digitally During COVID-19,” Textshop Experiments 7. 5: Pedagogy Pop Up (August 2020).
- Co-curated with USC Class of Later Japanese Art, Unpinning History: Japanese Posters in the Age of Commercialism, Imperialism, and Modernism, May 2020.
- “Between Absence and Presence: Exploring Video Earth’s What Is Photography? (1976),” InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture, no. 15 (Fall 2010).
- Co-edited with Charles Merewether, Art, Anti-Art, Non-Art: Experimentations in the Public Sphere in Postwar Japan 1950-1970. Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute, 2007.
Awards and Honors
- DNP Foundation for Cultural Promotion Graphic Culture Research Grants, 2019-2022
- Dornsife Preceptor/Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, USC, 2017-2020
- Research Enhancement Fellowship, Graduate School, USC, 2015-2016
- Excellence in Teaching in Art History, USC Center for Excellence in Teaching, 2015-2016
- Ace Nikaido Fellowship, East Asian Studies Center, USC, 2013 and 2015