Advisory Board

Lara Campbell

Lara Campbell is Professor and Chair in the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies. She holds an M.A. (Toronto) and PhD (Queen’s) in Canadian gender and women’s history. Her first book, Respectable Citizens: Gender, Family and Unemployment in Ontario’s Great Depression (University of Toronto Press, 2009), examined the gendered history of the Canadian welfare state. Her current project on the gender politics of the Vietnam antiwar and antidraft movement in Canada examines the transnational activism of draft-dodgers and antiwar protest groups in the context of the women’s liberation movement, ideas about the role of North American activists in global revolution, and assumptions about masculinity and militarism.

David Chariandy

David Chariandy is a fiction writer and Associate Professor of English specializing in Canadian, Caribbean, and African diasporic literatures, as well as in black cultural histories and interdisciplinary theories of diaspora.  His first novel, entitled Soucouyant (Arsenal Pulp, 2007), was translated into French and German, and nominated for eleven literary prizes.  His journal articles include “Postcolonial Diasporas” Postcolonial Text 2.1 (2006), "The Fiction of Belonging: Second Generation Black Writing in English Canada" Callaloo 30.3 (2007), and “‘Black States:’ Diasporic Affect in the Prose of Dionne Brand” Topia 34 (2015); and his chapters in academic books include "Diasporic Citizenship: the Case of Black Canadas" in Delimiting Citizenship (University of Alberta Press, 2011), “‘No Nation Now But The Imagination:’ Migration and Diaspora in Contemporary Caribbean Literature” in The Routledge Companion to Anglophone Caribbean Literature (Routledge, 2011), and “Black Canadian Literature: Fieldwork and Post-Race” in the Oxford Handbook of Canadian Literature (Oxford UP, 2015).  He has been interviewed on the both his critical writings and fiction in Callaloo 30.3 (2007) and in Transition Magazine 113 (2014).  His second novel, entitled Brother, is forthcoming from McClelland & Stewart/Penguin Random House.  

Adel Iskandar

Adel Iskandar is an Assistant Professor of Global Communication at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. He is the author, coauthor, and editor of several works including Egypt In Flux: Essays on an Unfinished Revolution; Al-Jazeera: The Story of the Network that is Rattling Governments and Redefining Modern Journalism; Edward Said: A Legacy of Emancipation and Representation; and Mediating the Arab Uprisings; and Media Evolution on the Eve of the Arab Spring. Iskandar's work deals with media, identity and politics and he has lectured extensively on these topics at universities worldwide. Iskandar has previously taught at Georgetown University, the American University (Washington, DC), and the University of Texas-Austin. He has given over one hundred keynote or invited lectures across the world and is a frequent commentator on international press and media. He is a co-editor Middle East ezine Jadaliyya and an associate producer of the online audio journal Status.

Christopher Lee

Christopher Lee is Associate Professor of English at the University of British Columbia, where he is the director of the Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies Program and Associate Principal of St. John's College. He is the author of The Semblance of Identity: Aesthetic Mediation in Asian American Literature (Stanford University Press, 2012), which received the literary criticism book award from the Association for Asian American Studies, as well as essays in Verge: Studies in Global Asias, Third Text, Journal of Asian American Studies, differences, and Amerasia. His current research focuses on literary thought in the Chinese diaspora during the Cold War and the cultural politics of Chinese Canadian historical fiction. He also serves as Canada Editor for Asian Diaspora Visual Culture and the Americas.

Kirsten Emiko McAllister

Kirsten Emiko McAllister is an Associate Professor in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University in Canada. Her research areas include memory studies, visual studies and political violence in national, transnational and transpacific contexts. Using fieldwork, archival research, spatial analysis and interviews she has researched questions of memory and space in relation to internment and displacement. Her books include Terrain of Memory: A Japanese Canadian Memorial Project (UBC Press 2010) and a collection she co-edited with Annette Kuhn, Locating Memory: Photographic Acts (Berghahn Books 2006). She edited an issue of the journal, West Coast Line, on Asylum, Art and Transnational Publics. Some of her other publications include “Extraterritorial Spaces of Exclusion: Art, Asylum Seekers and Spatial Practices in the City of Glasgow”, Visual Studies (2015);  “From Eyewitness to Bearing Witness: Photography, Asylum Seekers and ‘Life After Iraq’” (English translation of title) in Errances photographiques: Mobilités et intermédialité (Les Presse de L’ Université de Montréal 2013); “Between the Photograph and the Poem: A Dialogue on Poetic Practice”, Canadian Journal of Communication (2012); and “Archival Memories” in Remembering Place (UBC Press 2010). She is currently finishing a manuscript on a SSHRC-funded project on asylum seekers and community-based art in the UK as well as a collected volume on Japanese Canadian redress and the politics of knowledge and is conducting research for another SSHRC-funded project on transpacific memory and diasporic Asian experimental visual artists based in Canada.

Sophie McCall

Sophie McCall teaches Indigenous literatures and contemporary Canadian literature in the Department of English at Simon Fraser University. Her most recent publication, with co-editor, Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill, is The Land We Are: Artists and Writers Unsettle the Politics of Reconciliation (ARP Books 2015), on the role of art in discourses of reconciliation, land, and decolonization. Her book First Person Plural: Aboriginal Storytelling and the Ethics of Collaborative Authorship (UBC P, 2011), was a finalist for the Gabrielle Roy Prize for English Canadian literary criticism and the Canada Prize from the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences for the scholarly work in the Humanities. She is also the editor of Anahareo's Devil in Deerskins (U Manitoba P, 2014), part of the First People, First Texts series. With co-editors Dave Gaertner, Garbrielle Hill, and Deanna Reder, she is currently working on an anthology of Indigenous literatures, Read, Listen, Tell: Indigenous Literatures from Turtle Island (to be co-published by Theytus Books and Wilfred Laurier UP).

John Price

John Price is the Principal Investigator of the 2015 SSHRC-funded project “Asian Canadians on Vancouver Island: Race, Indigeneity and the Transpacific." He teaches Japanese and Asian Canadian history at the University of Victoria. He moved to Japan at the age of 18. After returning to Canada he did his graduate work at U.B.C. and his dissertation was published by Cornell University Press under the title Japan Works: Power and Paradox in Postwar Industrial Relations. Beginning around the year 2000 he began to broaden his research interests to Canada-East Asian relations and this work culminated in the publication of his recent book Orienting Canada: Race, Empire and the Transpacific (Vancouver, UBC Press, 2011). He is also working on a biography (with his collaborator in China, Ningping YU) of Victoria Chung, the first Asian Canadian to graduate from University of Toronto Medical School and one of the longest-serving medical missionaries to China. In addition he is writing a history of Pacific Canada based on the life stories of fifteen people with transpacific roots. This includes work on the life of Roy Mah and Darshan Singh Sangha, orgnizers for the IWA on Vancouver Island in the 1940s; Peter Higashi, a founder of the New Canadian and Roy Oshiro, teacher and Baptist minister now living in Okinawa.

Lisa Yoneyama

Lisa Yoneyama received her Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology at Stanford University. Her research focuses on the memory politics of war and colonialism, gender and militarism, transnationalism, neocolonialism, nuclearism, and the Cold War and post-Cold War U.S.-Asia relations. Since 2011 Yoneyama has been teaching at University of Toronto as a member of the Department of East Asian Studies, Women and Gender Studies Institute, Asian Institute, and Centre for the Study of the United States. Prior to moving to Canada, she was affiliated with the Literature Department, University of California, San Diego, where she taught cultural studies, critical gender studies, and Asian and Asian American studies. 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), Bōryoku, sensō, ridoresu: tabunkashugi no poritikusu (Iwanami Shoten, 2003), and Cold War Ruins: Transpacific Critique of American Justice and Japanese War Crimes (Duke University Press, 2016).

Audrey Yue

Audrey Yue is Professor of Communications and New Media at the National University of Singapore. Before returning to Singapore (where she was born and schooled) and joining NUS in July 2017, she lived in Australia for 30 years where she last held the positions of Professor in Cultural Studies and Director of the Research Unit in Public Cultures at the University of Melbourne. She researches in the fields of Sinophone media cultures; cultural policy and development, and; queer Asian studies. She has published 6 scholarly books and more than 80 refereed journal articles and research book chapters including Sinophone Cinemas (2014, co-edited with O.Khoo); Transnational Australian Cinema (2013, co-authored with O.Khoo and B. Smaill); Queer Singapore (2012, co-edited with J.Zubillaga-Pow) and Ann Hui’s Song of the Exile (2010). She has received more than AU$3m in competitive national grants, and is currently Chief Investigator in three Australian Research Council funded projects on arts and cultural diversity; young people and multiculturalism, and; Asian media flows in Australia. She is Editorial Board Member of Feminist Media StudiesJournal of Chinese CinemasSexualities: Journal of Culture and SocietyCultural Studies Review and Metro Screen Education. A practitioner of engaged scholarship in action, she has collaborated in partnerships with government and non-government organisations across the arts and youth sectors, and co-developed new industry frameworks on impact studies and cultural evaluation.