Feeney, William 講師 (英語センター所属）
I received my PhD in Anthropology from the University of Chicago in 2018 and arrived in Tokyo the same year. Trained as a linguistic anthropologist, my research focuses on the social, political, and communicative entanglements of popular culture. My graduate work explored issues related to the social circulation of comic gags and routines, tracing the ways that people adapted them from comic television to manage relationships within everyday life. My current research focuses on widespread practices of imitation and explores the human body as a site for the circulation of media forms.
In my spare time I enjoy growing spicy peppers, reading science fiction, and riding my bicycle as fast as possible along the Arakawa.