August 2, 2018

W.E.B. Du Bois and the Transpacific

A chapter of my dissertation focuses on W.E.B. Du Bois and the twists and turns of racial capitalism during the interwar, particularly the issue of US/Japanese imperial competition. While Du Bois erred in supporting the Japanese Empire, his mistake is not well-understood and his insights concerning racial capitalism in the transpacific and inter-Asian relations remain underanalyzed, but are significant contributions to his global "color line" thesis.

October 28, 2017

"Queer Temporality in the Films of Oshima Nagisa"

While in Japan this academic year at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies, I've been invited to guest lecture at Kanagawa University! (Thanks, James Welker 🙂)  A wonderful opportunity and a great springboard for delving into a planned chapter of my dissertation...



April 25, 2016

"Japan Can Halt the Threat of Sino-US (Cold) War"

My short essay, "Japan Can Halt the Threat of Sino-US (Cold) War," won an essay contest for the Japan-America Society of the State of Washington!

- JASSW link to essay
- Northwest Asian Weekly blurb
Pdf version

April 13, 2015