Dr. Dai Kojima serves as the Sexual Diversity Studies Undergraduate Director for the Bonham Centre. He holds BA from Keio University (Japan, 2001), MA from Columbia University (US, 2004), PhD from University of British Columbia (2015), and has completed his SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship at York University’s Department of Anthropology and Centre for Feminist Research (2016-18). As a lecturer, Dai teaches courses Introduction to Queer of Colour Critique (SDS382) and Community Engagement (SDS490) for the program. As an ethnographer with interests in Transnational Gender and Sexuality Studies, Queer Asian Diasporas and Critical Media Studies, Dai’s research, teaching, and community work combine transnational, postcolonial, and queer of colour analytical approaches to sexual diversity and politics. Relatedly, his pedagogical goal is to encourage engagements with intersectional, comparative and culturally-situated perspectives on social justice praxis. His latest publications appear in TOPIA (guest co-editor for the Special Section on “Queer/Asian/Canadian,” 2017), Anthropologica, and Resilience.
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