Thursday, April 9, 2009

Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology, 2019 (expected)
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey -- New Brunswick
Dissertation title (tentative): "The Here and Now of Unification: Transnational Korean Community Organizing and the Embodied Geopolitics of Queer Diaspora"

Qualifying paper #2: "Contention and Coalition: Imagining Korean Unification through Queer Diaspora" 

Master of Arts in Sociology, 2015

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey -- New Brunswick
Qualifying paper #1: "Named Subjects, Narrativizing Subjectivities: the Decolonial Politics of Zainichi Korean Naming"


Master of Science in Gender, Development and Globalisation, 2012
London School of Economics and Political Science
with Distinction 
Dissertation title: "Outing North Korea: Necropornography and Homonationalism"


Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, 2010
San Francisco State University
Summa Cum Laude (GPA 3.97)


Research and Teaching Interests

  • Global and transnational sociology 
  • Social movements and political sociology 
  • Critical ethnic studies 
  • Gender and queer studies 
  • Asian and Asian American studies 

Academic Honors/Awards

2018 Harry C. Bredemeier Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
Department of Sociology, Rutgers University

Matilda White Riley Qualifying Paper Award
Department of Sociology, Rutgers University, 2018
Paper title: "Contention and Coalition: Imagining Korean Unification through Queer Diaspora"

Phillips G. Davies Graduate Student Paper Award
National Association for Ethnic Studies, 2014
Paper title: "Disaster Justice Feat. Research Justice"

Hood Recipient of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
San Francisco State University, 2010

Departmental Honoree, Department of Sociology
San Francisco State University, 2010

Distinguished Achievement Award, Department of Sociology
San Francisco State University, 2010

Publications

Eda, Haruki. Forthcoming. "The Archipelagos of Power and Resistance: Counter-Mapping Indigenous and Diasporic East Asia." In Stephens, Michelle and Martínez-San Miguel, Yolanda (Eds.). Forthcoming. Archipelagic Thinking: Towards New Comparative Methodologies and Disciplinary Formations. 

Eda, Haruki. 2015. “Disaster Justice: Mobilizing Grassroots Knowledge Against Disaster Nationalism in Japan.” In Jolivétte, Andrew (Ed.). 2015. Research Justice: Methodologies for Social Change. Bristol: Policy Press.

Jolivétte, Andrew J. and Eda, Haruki. 2013. “Louisiana Creoles and Latinidad: Locating Culture and Community.” In Adekunle, Julius O. and Williams, Hettie V. (Eds.). 2013. Converging Identities: Blackness in the Contemporary African Diaspora. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press

Eda, Haruki. 2012. “Intimate Agency: A Radical Sexual Revolution.” In García, Noemi de Haro and Tseliou, Maria-Anna. (Eds.). 2012. Gender and Love. Oxford, UK: Inter-Disciplinary Press

Fellowships/Grants

2016-2018 Fellow, Rutgers Pre-Doctoral Leadership Development Institute, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey ($2,000 upon completion)

Teaching Assistantship ($25,969/year stipend & tuition remission), School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 2014-15, 2016-19

Graduate Fellowship for seminar on Archipelagoes ($18,000 & tuition remission), Center for Cultural Analysis, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 2015-16

Excellence Fellowship ($21,000/year stipend & tuition remission), Graduate School--New Brunswick, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 2012-14

Pre-Dissertation Award ($1,850), The Graduate School, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 2016

TA/GA Professional Development Fund, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Spring 2015-18)

Sociology Department Research/Travel Small Grant, Department of Sociology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Spring 2013, Spring 2015)

Conference Travel Award, Graduate School--New Brunswick, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Fall 2015, Fall 2017)


Conference Presentations

A Case for Archipelagic Solidarities: Reimagining Intimacy in the Trans-Pacific
Paper presented at the Association for Asian American Studies Annual Conference, March 2018, San Francisco, CA

Contention and Coalition: Imagining Korean Unification through Queer Diaspora
Paper presented at the Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, February 2018, Baltimore, MD

Encountering Home, Engendering Community: Queer Diasporic Mobilizations and Affective Geopolitics of North Korea
Paper presented at the Association for Asian American Studies Annual Conference, April 2017, Portland, OR

East Asia as Archipelagic: Rethinking Place, Decolonizing Maps
Paper presented at East Asia as Method: Culture, Knowledge, Space, October 2016, University of California, Berkeley, CA

National Unification Meets Queer Diaspora: Knowledge and Belonging in Transnational Korean Community Organizing

Paper presented at the 4th International Conference of NextGen Korean Studies Scholars (NEKST), May 2016, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

National Unification Meets Queer Diaspora: Multiple Subjectivities in Overseas Korean Community Organizing

Paper presented at Mapping Nations, Locating Citizens: An International Conference on Nationalism and Identity, October 2015, Humber College, Toronto, Canada

Named Subjects, Narrativizing Subjectivities: the Decolonial Politics of Zainichi Korean Naming

Paper presented at the Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, February 2015, New York City

Disaster Justice Feat. Research Justice

Paper presented at the National Association for Ethnic Studies Annual Conference: Research As Ceremony: Decolonizing Ethnic Studies, April 2014, Mills College, Oakland, CA

Outing North Korea: Necropornography and Homonationalism

Paper presented at the Critical Ethnic Studies Conference: Decolonizing Future Intellectual Legacies and Activist Practices, September 2013, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL

Outing North Korea: Homonationalism and the Regime of the Closet

Paper presented at the International Feminist Journal of Politics 2nd Annual Conference: (Im)possibly Queer International Feminisms, May 2013, University of Sussex, UK

Battleground Beyond the Closet: Orientalist and Homonational Construction of "North Korea"
Paper presented at Battleground: American Studies Graduate Student Conference, April 2013, Rutgers-Newark, NJ

From "Community-Based" To "Community-Owned": A Case Study on Critical Participatory Action Research Methodologies
Paper presented at the British Sociological Association Annual Conference 2012, April 2012, University of Leeds, UK

Intimate Agency: A Radical Sexual Revolution
Paper presented at the 1st Global Conference: Gender and Love, September 2011, Oxford University, UK

"We Lost the War," But Who's "We?": Deconstructing Japan's Anti-War Education Discourse
Paper presented at the Critical Ethnic Studies Conference: the Future of Genocide, March 2011, UC Riverside, CA

Colonized Queer Male Desire: Heteronormative Racial Stereotypes in U.S. Gay Pornography
Paper presented at the 81st Annual Pacific Sociological Association Meeting 2010, Oakland, CA

Teaching Experience

Undergraduate Courses
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Social Research
Expository Writing I
Asian American Identities and Images

Professional Associations

  • American Sociological Association
  • Eastern Sociological Society
  • Association for Asian American Studies

Languages

Japanese/Kansai dialect: fluent
English: fluent 
Korean: intermediate 
Spanish: intermediate