News, working papers, and miscellanea
Book chapter: “The Illegitimate Ally: the hegemonic national narrative of Japan in the US (1945-2020)”
I am happy to announce that my piece “The illegitimate ally: the hegemonic national narrative of Japan in the US (1945-2020)” is already available as a book chapter for the collective volume The End of Western Hegemonies?, edited by Marie-Josée Lavallé and published by Vernon Press. It is an adapted fragment of my doctoral thesis,Continue reading “Book chapter: “The Illegitimate Ally: the hegemonic national narrative of Japan in the US (1945-2020)””
I’ve had quite a busy week attending two fantastic events that cover two different branches of my current research lines. On July 11, I gave a talk on the trope of disasters in contemporary transpacific cli-fi for the Non-Western Approaches to Environmental Humanities conference organized by the University of Warsaw. On July 15, I presentedContinue reading “Two mid-July panels: Non-Western Approaches to Environmental Humanities and CICELI III”
Este marzo he tenido el placer de haber sido invitado a debatir sobre literatura japonesa contemporánea en dos espacios diversos pero muy enriquecedores. Por un lado, participé en una clase sobre literatura japonesa y canon global dentro del seminario Clanes, Grupos y Tribus en la Literatura Japonesa Contemporánea, dirigido por el doctor Matías Chiappe yContinue reading “Clase en la UBA y club de lectura”
On February 16th, 2022, my dear colleague Chiara Olivieri and I co-organized a panel for the LASA/Asia 2022 Congress in which we had the immense pleasure of having some of the authors of our recent East Asia, Latin America and the Decolonization of Transpacific Studies: Paulina Pávez, Angélica Cabrera, Rosanne Sia, and Gina León. TheyContinue reading “Panel Organizer for the LASA/Asia 2022 Congress”
Last Friday 21st of January, I was kindly invited to offer a public lecture on hope in dystopian fiction, transpacific cli-fi, and decolonial methodologies as part of the JACS Lecture Series of the University of Nagoya. I titled it “Hope in Worse Futures: A Comparative Exercise on Dystopias, the Climate Emergency, and Multicrises” and itContinue reading ““Hope in Worse Futures?” Lecture at Nagoya University”
Our collective book “East Asia, Latin America, and the Decolonization of Transpacific Studies”, co-edited with Chiara Olivieri and published by Palgrave Macmillan, is finally available! You can get it here. In this work, we invited researchers from different disciplines to tackle the question of what are the challenges and promises for the decolonization of transpacificContinue reading ““East Asia, Latin America, and the Decolonization of Transpacific Studies” is out!”
I will be conducting a research stay at Waseda University thanks to a Japan Foundation fellowship until the end of February, 2022. My plan is to study issues of literary representations of the climate crisis and the Anthropocene in contemporary Japanese production. Its outcome is yet to be defined. I am very excited for thisContinue reading “Research fellowship at Waseda University”
He tenido el gusto de ser entrevistado para el podcast Tsundoku, producido por la Fundación Japón México y Fundación Japón Madrid. Hemos conversado sobre literatura japonesa de posguerra y contemporánea, en especial sobre corporalidad, memoria, biopolítica y trauma. El episodio se puede escuchar aquí.
Guest talk, “Posibilidades y límites de la colaboración entre las epistemologías del Sur y del Norte Global” for TRYSPACES
I was delighted to participate in the annual meeting of TRYSPACES as a guest speaker with my talk “Posibilidades y límites de la colaboración entre las epistemologías del Sur y del Norte Global.” We discussed practical ways in which a more epistemic justice-oriented research can be conducted and the challenges and the promises of strugglingContinue reading “Guest talk, “Posibilidades y límites de la colaboración entre las epistemologías del Sur y del Norte Global” for TRYSPACES”
I am honored and thrilled to announce that my article “Decolonial Theory in East Asia? Outlining a Shared Paradigm of Epistemologies of the South” has been published in the issue 124 of Revista Crítica de Ciências Sociais. The abstract is as follows: This paper explores the challenges and potentialities of establishing a shared paradigm ofContinue reading “Paper: “Decolonial Theory in East Asia? Outlining a Shared Paradigm of Epistemologies of the South””
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