Expertise: The novel in Russia and Europe of the nineteenth century, the short story in Russia, childhood and children's literature
Expertise: Heritage languages (Russian), bilingualism, bilingual code-switching; second language acquisition, general and language specific (Russian); language policies in the former Soviet Republics
Expertise: Classical and modern Japanese literature and language, cultural and literary exchange between China and Japan, literature of travel, Sinitic poetry and prose in East Asia
Expertise: Vocabulary acquisition in Japanese as a foreign language, Kanji acquisition for students with alphabet-language backgrounds, using strategies for reading Japanese as a foreign language
Expertise: Japanese Language, Second Language Acquisition (English as a second language and Japanese as a foreign language), Japanese Literature (17th century Haikai and work of Matsuo Basho)
Expertise: Modern Russian literature, modern Czech literature, Russian and Czech languages, comparative literature, literary theory, translation studies
Expertise: Asian American literature and film, Vietnam War literature and film, critical refugee studies, queer of color criticism, Vietnamese studies, critical race studies of the U.S. and France.