I am the Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Contemporary History and Public Policy of Mexico. I hold a joint appointment between the Faculty of History and the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (Latin American Centre). I am also an Associate Member with St Antony’s College. My primary fields of expertise are the comparative and global histories of Mexico and Japan, race and racism in Latin America and Asia, and decolonial approaches in history and social thought.
Currently, I am developing my first monograph, provisionally titled ‘Non-ethics of war: Racism, Dispossession and the Concentration System in the Disappearance of Mexican Japanese’. It is a social history of race, mestizaje and resistance in Mexico that centres the transpacific experiences of Mexicans of Japanese origins during the 19th and 20th centuries to map, analyse and connect ongoing global practices of displacement, dispossession, elimination and accumulation.
My research interests include decolonial thought; transpacific migrations; inequalities, marginalisation and indigeneity; gender, class and racial mixture; mobility controls; state violence; repress-entations; memory; oral histories; citizenship, transnational repression and transitional justice; transnationalism and nation-state formation particularly in the late nineteenth and twenty-first centuries.