Sugimoto, Tomonori


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Grad Status: 
First Year Cohort

I am interested in colonialism and postcolonialism, race and ethnicity, indigeneity, historical anthropology, and cultural studies. More specifically, my current project looks at the politics of settler colonialism and indigeneity in Taiwan and Hokkaido, Japan. Through extensive archival and ethnographic research, I hope to examine historical connections between these two settler colonial formations -- both of which were once territories of the same Japanese empire, and the changing contours of settler colonial governance with the recent rise of multiculturalism. My long-term commitment to feminist theory and queer theory informs this research. Prior to joining Stanford, I received my MA in anthropology from UC San Diego in 2013 and my BA in social science from the University of Tokyo in 2011.