OSPKYOTO 41: Queer Culture and Life in Japan (4 Units)
Prof. Yuka Kanno gained her Ph.D. in Visual Studies with an emphasis in Feminist Studies from the Department of Women’s Studies, University of California, Irvine. She is Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Global Studies at Doshisha University and a founding member of Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (FGSS) Research Center, Doshisha University. Her research interests include queer theory and criticism, gender and sexuality studies, visual culture, feminist film studies and Japanese cinema. Her current projects focus on queer film festivals and transnational queer girls’ cinema and culture. The author of numerous publications on queer and film theory, Prof. Kanno has also organized several queer themed-film screenings in Japan. She has taught in the Stanford Program in Kyoto since 2017.