Remnants of American Justice: Okinawa's Transpacific Critique and the Post-1990s Redress Culture Lisa Yoneyama University of Toronto
Department: Gender and Sexuality StudiesDate and Time: November 28, 2017 | 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Event Location: TBD
Lisa Yoneyama is Professor of East Asian Studies and Women & Gender Studies at the University of Toronto. She received her B.A. in German Language Studies and M.A. in International Relations at Sophia University, and Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology at Stanford University. Her research has focused on the memory politics of war and colonialism, studies of gender and militarism, transnationalism, nuclearism, and the transpacific Cold War and post-Cold War U.S.-Asia relations. Yoneyama was a member of Literature Department, University of California, San Diego, 1992-2011, where she taught cultural studies, critical gender studies, and Asian and Asian American studies. She also served as Director for the Program for Japanese Studies (interim, 2008-09) and Critical Gender Studies (2009-2011). Her book publications include: Hiroshima Traces: Time, Space and the Dialectics of Memory (University of California, 1999), a co-edited volume, Perilous Memories: Asia-Pacific War(s) (Duke University Press, 2001), Violence, War, Redress: Politics of Multiculturalism (published in Japanese, Iwanami Shoten, 2003), and Cold War Ruins: Transpacific Critique of American Justice and Japanese War Crimes (Duke University Press, 2016).