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Emi Sawada

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Contact Information

1208 W. Nevada St
M/C 448
Champaign, IL 61820
Postdoctoral Research Associate


Ph.D. in American Studies, New York University, 2021

academic interests

Migration, diaspora, and settler colonialism; queer, feminist, and trans of color critique; visuality, intimacy, and presence; kinship, maternity, and care; archive and affect; cartography

selected publications

Journal Articles

2024 - Sawada, Emilia. "Of Mothers and Mutants: Mario Acevedo Torero’s Queer Cartography of Loss." Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies 49, no. 1 (2024): 13-46.

Book Reviews

2022 - Sawada, Emilia. "Ronak Kapadia, Insurgent Aesthetics: Security and the Queer Life of the Forever War, reviewed by Emilia Sawada." (2022): 520-523.