Brody is an experienced practitioner of in-depth interviewing, having used these methods in her doctoral research exploring the integration process of ethnic Japanese labor migrants from Latin America to Japan. In addition, her experience with interviewing and qualitative research methods is evidenced in her book Opening the Door: Immigration, Ethnicity, and Globalization in Japan (Routledge, 2002), for which she conducted in-depth interviews with a variety of subjects.
As the recipient of the Charlton Oral History Research Grant from Baylor University’s Institute for Oral History in 2018, Brody created the “Becoming Texans, Becoming Americans” Oral History collection which documents the stories of Vietnamese refugees who arrived in North Texas following the fall of Saigon in April 1975.
Brody was awarded an ACLS/Mellon Community College Faculty Fellowship in 2021, resulting in the oral history and archival project, “Digging In: How Food, Culture, and Class Shape the Story of Asian Dallas. That collection of interviews, as well as the “Becoming Texans, Becoming Americans” interviews are archived at Baylor University’s Institute for Oral History and are also featured on the Digital Wall at the Dallas Public Library’s J. Erik Jonsson Central Library.