Details of the Initiative
Currently I research feminism theory and social movements among minority women in Japan. I trace the genealogy of how women have “challenged” the mainstream feminism in Japan by employing “intersectionality” as a lens of analysis to understand how racial/ethnic discrimination and gender discrimination intersect and create the reality that they had to live with.
In addition, by incorporating the perspective of intersectionality, I discuss with the seminar students the complex situation of women, temporary workers, and foreign residents amidst COVID-19 pandemic, while reading English newspaper articles and papers, and examine cases from other countries. In November, I organized a joint class with two other teachers in charge of interdepartmental English courses. We invited Ms. Evelyn Poh as a guest lecturer to talk about gender and economic independence.
Outside the university, as a member of the steering committee of the “independent feminist seminar on gender and intersectionality (femizemi),” I conduct education, research, study, cultural activities, and social movements to realize a society free from discrimination by incorporating the perspective of intersectionality.