December 5, 2019

"Asian Racialization and the Early 20th-Century Queering of Empire"

Paper abstract for the 2020 Association for Asian American Studies Conference in Washington, D.C.
(Conference canceled due to Covid-19 ☹️).

Update: Will present this at the 2021 Association for Asian Studies conference (online) instead!

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 U.S.-Japan 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 for both the invitation and making the poster! 🙂)  A wonderful opportunity and a great springboard for delving into a planned chapter of my dissertation...