Dr. Dai Kojima serves as the Undergraduate Director for the Centre in charge of program development and administration, academic guidance, and community outreach and partnership. He received his BA from Keio University (Japan), MA from Columbia University (US), PhD from University of British Columbia, and has completed his SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship at York University’s Department of Anthropology and Centre for Feminist Research (2016-18). Dai’s current research, Wabi-Sabi Diaspora, examines the queer practices of endurance, labour and affective politics in Japanese diaporas in Canada. He is also working on a biomythography entitled Queer ESL. As a lecturer, Dai teaches courses SDS382: Introduction to Queer of Colour Critique and SDS490: Engaging Our Communities for the SDS program. His latest publications appear in TOPIA (lead co-editor for the “Queer/Asian/Canadian” special section, 2017), Anthropologica, and The Goose.
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