橋本ナターシャ 准教授 Natasha HASHIMOTO
Before becoming a teacher, I had several different jobs, including working in healthcare and being a translator. I continue freelancing as a translator in Japan. As a teacher, I love introducing metacognitive strategies to my students. The use of metacognitive strategies among ELLs is also my current research interest. My other teaching and research interests include social-emotional learning, Bourdieusian sociology, multilingualism, migration and human rights issues in SLA/TESOL, and fairness in language assessment.
My hobbies are healthy cooking, traveling, and scuba diving. I cook whole-food plant-based dishes and shojin ryori. I have traveled to over 30 countries, but my favorite destinations are Indonesia and Southern Africa. I enjoy scuba diving in Indonesia, Japan, and the Philippines and love taking underwater macro photos of interesting marine critters.