IZUMI Masumi
Faculty of Global and Regional Studies Department of Global and Regional Studies
Professor
Last Updated :2021/10/24

Researcher Profile and Settings

Research Interests

  • Migration Studies
  • Asian American Studies
  • Canadian History
  • American History
  • Area Studies (North America)

Research Areas

  • Humanities & social sciences/Local studies
  • Humanities & social sciences/Local studies
  • Humanities & social sciences/History - Europe/America
  • Humanities & social sciences/History - Europe/America

Research History

  • 1991- History of Japanese Canadians
  • 1995- History of Japanese Americans

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Professor, Faculty of Global and Regional Studies, Doshisha University, 2013/04 - Today
  • Professor, Institute for Language and Culture, Doshisha University, 2011/04 - 2013/03
  • Institute for Language and Culture, Doshisha University, 2007/04 - 2011/03
  • Associate Professor, Institute for Language and Culture, Doshisha University, 2003/04 - 2011/03
  • Fulbright Scholarship Researcher Program, 2004/09 - 2005/08
  • Assistant Professor, Institute for Language and Culture, Doshisha University, 2000/04 - 2003/03

Education

  • Doshisha University, Graduate School of American Studies, 1995/04 - 2000/03
  • Doshisha University, Graduate School of American Studies, 1995/04 - 2000/03
  • Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Faculty of Foreign Studies, 1984/04 - 1988/03
  • Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Faculty of Foreign Language, 1984/04 - 1988/03
  • University of Victoria, Department of History, Faculty of Graduate Studies, 1997/01 - 1998/10
  • Queen's University at Kingston, Department of Political Studies, School of Graduate Studies and Research, 1988/09 - 1990/10

Academic Degrees

  • Doctor of American Studies, Doshisha University
  • M.A. (Political Studies), Queen's University

Association Memberships

  • Japanese Association for Migration Studies
  • Japanese Association for Canadian Studies
  • Japanese Association for American Studies
  • Association for Asian American Studies
  • American Studies Association

Committee Memberships

  • International Delegate for the National Council, 2005 -2008, American Studies Association, Academic society, American Studies Association

Awards & Honors

  • Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2020.
    Dec. 2020, Association of College and Research Libraries:, The Rise and Fall of America’s Concentration Camp Law: Civil Liberties Debates for the Internment to McCarthyism and the Radical 1960s (Temple University Press, 2019).
  • Finalist of the 2008 ASA Yasuo Sakakibara Award.
    Oct. 2008, American Studies Association:, “Dharma Activists: Transnational Connections in Identity and Activism of Japanese American Buddhists,” Oral Presentation at the American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, USA., Oct. 18.
  • Japanese Association for Canadian Studies, Research Award
    1997
  • Canadian Prime Minister’s Award for Publication (Manuscript in Translation: Special Award)
    1995
  • Tokyo Marines Kagami Memorial Award (Academic Writing on Culture and Society)
    1992

Published Papers

  • Asian Americans and the Black Lives Matte Movement
    Masumi Izumi
    Gendai Shiso, October 2020, Special Issue, "Black Lives Matter", 299 - 306, Oct. 2020, Japanese, Research paper (scientific journal)
  • The Music of "Yellow Power" and After : Nobuko Miyamoto's Community Activism and Changes in Her Music
    Masumi Izumi
    Doshisha Global and Regional Studies review : The journal of the Doshisha Society for Global and Regional Studies, (12)101 - 132, Mar. 2019, Japanese
  • Agriculture at the Gila River Concentration Camp : Towards a Re-evaluation of the Issei's Wartime Survival Strategies
    Masumi Izumi
    移民研究年報 = The annual review of migration studies, 東出版, (22)3 - 21, Mar. 2016, Japanese, Research paper (scientific journal)
  • Analyzing Yearbooks as a Representational Medium of Japanese American High School Lives in the Gila River Internment Camp
    Masumi Izumi
    立命館言語文化研究, 立命館大学国際言語文化研究所, 26(4)55 - 72, Mar. 2015, Japanese
  • Concentration Camps without Barbed Wire : Japanese Canadians during World War 2 (Forced Migration and Internment of Overseas Japanese during World War 2)
    IZUMI Masumi
    Ritsumeikan studies in language and culture, 立命館大学, 25(1)119 - 135, Oct. 2013, Japanese
  • History of the Gordon Hirabayashi Recreation Site : The Catalina Federal Honor Camp Prison and Japanese American Draft Resisters
    Izumi Masumi
    同志社法学, 同志社法學會, 64(7)2643 - 2666, Mar. 2013, Japanese
  • Seeking the Truth, Spiritual and Political: Japanese American Community Building through Engaged Ethnic Buddhism
    Masumi Izumi
    Peace and Change, 35(1)39 - 67, Jan. 2010, English, Research paper (scientific journal)
  • Sharing the memory of internment: a case study on Japanese Americans' cultural peace movement after 9.11
    Masumi Izumi
    AALA Journal, (14)1 - 9, Mar. 2009, Japanese, Research paper (scientific journal)
  • The Pioneering of Taiko Drumming in the United States: An Examination of Three Distinct Routes
    Masumi Izumi
    Language and Culture, 同志社大学, 11(2)139 - 168, Dec. 2008, Japanese, Research paper (bulletin of university, research institution)
  • Reflecting the contennial of the 1907 vancouver riot: analyses of the Japanese-language materials and research
    Masumi Izumi
    Ritsumeikan studies in language and culture, 立命館大学国際言語文化研究所, 20(1)215 - 235, Sep. 2008, Japanese, Research paper (bulletin of university, research institution)
  • Alienable Citizenship: Race, Loyalty and the Law in the Age of "American Concentration Camps," 1941-1971
    Masumi Izumi
    Asian American Law Journal, (13)1 - 30, Nov. 2006, English, Research paper (scientific journal)
  • From "Inalienable Rights" to "Reward for Loyalty": The "Concentration Camp Law" and Civil Liberties in the McCarthy Era
    Masumi Izumi
    Ritsumeikan Journal of Language and Culture, 16(4)15 - 28, Mar. 2005, Japanese, Research paper (bulletin of university, research institution)
  • Constructing Ethnicity Through Social Critique: Cultural Expressions of Japanese Canadians in Post-Internment Canada
    Masumi Izumi
    Joseph F. Kess, Hiroko Noro, Midge M. Ayukawa and Helen Lansdowne (eds.), Changing Japanese Identities in Multicultural Canada: Selected Papers from the "Changing Japanese Identities in Multicultural Canada Conference," August 22-24, 2002, University of Victoria, 83 - 93, Oct. 2003, English, Research paper (international conference proceedings)
  • Rumors of "American Concentration Camps": The Emergency Detention Act and the Public Fear of Political Repression, 1966-1971
    Masumi Izumi
    Language and Culture, 4(4)737 - 65, Mar. 2002, English, Research paper (bulletin of university, research institution)
  • Reconsidering Ethnic Culture and Community: A Case Study on Japanese Canadian Taiko Drumming
    Masumi Izumi
    Journal of Asian American Studies, 4(1)35 - 56, Feb. 2001, English, Research paper (scientific journal)
  • Cultural and Political Activities by Japanese Canadians Between 1967 and 1977
    Masumi Izumi
    Ritsumeikan Journal of Language and Culture, 11(4)85 - 99, Feb. 2000, Japanese, Research paper (bulletin of university, research institution)
  • Lessons from History: Japanese Canadians and Civil Liberties in Canada
    Masumi Izumi
    Journal of American and Canadian Studies, (17)1 - 24, Mar. 1999, English, Research paper (bulletin of university, research institution)
  • Japanese Canadians' Campaign for the Repeal of the War Measures Act and the Modification of Bill C-77 (The Emergencies Act)
    Masumi Izumi
    Annual Review of Migration Studies, (3)1 - 36, Apr. 1997, Japanese, Research paper (scientific journal)
  • Japan's Internationalization and the New Role of Japanese Cultural Studies
    Masumi Izumi
    The Anthology of the Twelfth Tokyo Marines Kagami Foundation Essay Contest (Yuhikaku), 291 - 381, Sep. 1992, Japanese
  • Gila River Concentration Camp and the Historical Memory of Japanese American Concentration Camp
    Masumi Izumi
    Japanese Journal of American Studies, 2967 - 87, Jul. 2018, English, Research paper (scientific journal)
  • The Japanese Canadian movement: Migration and activism before & after World War II
    Masumi Izumi
    AMERASIA JOURNAL, ASIAN AMER STUDIES CNTR, 33(2)49 - 66, 2007, English, Research paper (scientific journal)
  • Prohibiting "American concentration camps": Repeal of the emergency detention act and the public historical memory of the Japanese American internment
    M Izumi
    PACIFIC HISTORICAL REVIEW, UNIV CALIF PRESS, 74(2)165 - 193, May 2005, English, Research paper (scientific journal)

Misc

  • “The Citizenship Question: A Conversation,”
    Masumi Izumi, Joy Kogawa
    Georgia Review, University of Georgia, Spring174 - 182, Apr. 2020, English, Article, review, commentary, editorial, etc. (scientific journal)
  • “Background Explanation of Japanese Canadian History,” in the Japanese translation of Joy Kogawa, Gently to Nagasaki (Caitlin Press, 2015)
    Masumi Izumi
    283 - 296, Oct. 2019, Japanese, Article, review, commentary, editorial, etc. (other)
  • <Book Review> Roger W. Lotchin, Japanese American Relocation in World War II: A Reconsideration (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2018)
    Masumi Izumi
    Pacific Historical Review, 88(3)497 - 498, Aug. 2019, English, Book review, literature introduction, etc.
  • <学会年次大会ラウンドテーブルの企画、モデレータ> 日本移民学会年次大会ラウンドテーブル「『バンクーバー朝日』の歴史を掘り起こす-関係者子孫による調査と発見および研究者との連携について」天理大学
    29 Jun. 2019, Japanese, Other
  • <国際ミニシンポジウム企画・発表>グローバル地域文化学部小規模講演会「アリゾナ州エスニック教育禁止法をめぐる訴訟と歴史的記憶をめぐる地域横断的対話のためのGRミニシンポジウム(講演者:Lorraine K. Bannai、和泉真澄、向正樹、亀谷百合佳)にて「グローバル地域文化論Ⅰ」での教育実践を発表。同志社大学
    21 May 2019, English, Other
  • <学会年次大会ラウンドテーブルの企画、モデレータ>日本移民学会年次大会ラウンドテーブル「国立国会図書館の活用-憲政資料室の日系移民関係資料について」、南山大学
    24 Jun. 2018, Japanese, Other
  • <国際公開講演会の企画、実施>「Making of “100 Years in Mississippi” and Creating a Multi-Ethnic Bon-Odori」Great Leap、Nobuko Miyamoto and Tarabu Betserai Kirkland。同志社大学
    13 Nov. 2017, Japanese, Other
  • <国際公開講演会の企画、実施>「Reflections on the Historical Study of Asians in the United States」カリフォルニア大学ロサンゼルス校、アジア系アメリカ研究プログラム教授David K. Yoo氏。同志社大学
    14 Oct. 2017, English, Other
  • <国際シンポジウム企画・実施>「海を渡るベースボール-民族・移民・国家の関わりから」立命館大学
    19 Nov. 2016, Japanese, Other
  • <Column> Resituating Displaced/Replaced Subjects in and of Japanese Canadian History
    Masumi Izumi
    Christine Kim and Chris Lee (eds), “Asian Canadian Critique Forum,” Canadian Literature, (227)194 - 196, Nov. 2016, English, Article, review, commentary, editorial, etc. (scientific journal)
  • <Commentator> Comments for Myla Vicenti-Carpio and Karen J. Leong, “Between Social Death and State Recognition: Japanese Americans and the Gila River Indian Community During World War II.” 京都大学人文科学研究所セミナー “Intersecting the Global with the Local: Activism and American Minorities,” 京都大学
    Masumi Izumi
    25 Jun. 2016, English, Other
  • <Column> Internet Bullying
    Masumi Izumi
    1 - 1, 2016, Japanese, Article, review, commentary, editorial, etc. (bulletin of university, research institution)
  • <Column>A Joint Lab that connects multicultural stories: Performance Art by a Japanese American Sansei, Nobuko Miyamoto
    Masumi Izumi
    Monthly Journal for the Museum of Ethnography, Jul. 2015, Japanese, Article, review, commentary, editorial, etc. (other)
  • <Book Review> Yuji Ichioka, Gordon H. Chang and Eiichiro Azuma (eds.), Before Internment: Essays in Prewar Japanese American History
    Masumi Izumi
    Rekishi Hyoron, (778)101 - 105, Feb. 2015, Japanese, Book review, literature introduction, etc.
  • <Book Review> Eiichiro Azuma, Between Two Empires: Race, History, and Transnationalism in Japanese America (Oxford University Press, 2005)
    Masumi Izumi
    The Studies in Western History, (257)81 - 83, 2015, Japanese, Book review, literature introduction, etc.
  • <Commentator> ASA International Roundtable, “Transnational Learning: Reimagining Alliance and Collaboration through a Japan-U.S Course”、American Studies Association Annual Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2012.11.15.
    Masumi Izumi
    Nov. 2012, English, Other
  • <Column> From 太鼓 to Taiko: The Globalization of Taiko and the Japanese American Community
    Masumi Izumi
    177 - 181, Jul. 2011, Japanese, Article, review, commentary, editorial, etc. (scientific journal)
  • Concentration Camps on the Home Front: Japanese Americans in the House of Jim Crow
    Masumi Izumi
    PACIFIC HISTORICAL REVIEW, UNIV CALIFORNIA PRESS, 78(4)649 - U14, Nov. 2009, English, Book review, literature introduction, etc.
  • <Book review> Nikkei America no Rekishi-Shakai Gaku: Esunishithi, Jinshu, Nashonarizumu, by Minamikawa Fuminori
    Masumi Izumi
    The annual review of migration studies, 日本移民学会, (14)106 - 110, Mar. 2008, Japanese, Book review, literature introduction, etc.
  • Democratizing the enemy: The Japanese American internment
    Masumi Izumi
    PACIFIC HISTORICAL REVIEW, UNIV CALIFORNIA PRESS, 75(3)508 - 509, Aug. 2006, English, Book review, literature introduction, etc.
  • <Museum Exhibit Review> “Big Drum: Taiko in the United States.” Japanese American National Museum, 369 E. First St., Los Angeles, CA 90012.
    Masumi Izumi
    Journal of American History, 91(1)158 - 160, Jun. 2006, English, Book review, literature introduction, etc.
  • <Book Review> Yasuko Takezawa (eds.)『人種概念の普遍性を問う--西洋的パラダイムを超えて』(人文書院、2005年)
    Masumi Izumi
    (12)194 - 197, Mar. 2006, Japanese, Book review, literature introduction, etc.
  • The colonel and the pacifist: Karl Bendetsen, Perry Saito, and the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.
    M Izumi
    PACIFIC HISTORICAL REVIEW, UNIV CALIF PRESS, 74(3)480 - 481, Aug. 2005, English, Book review, literature introduction, etc.
  • <Organizer and Chair> “Teaching the Japanese American Internment in the post-9.11 America” (Teaching Roundtable at the Association for Asian American Studies), Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., 2005.4.23.
    Apr. 2005, English, Other
  • <Column> What's New about the 'New Wave'?
    Masumi Izumi
    Brian Masaru Hayashi and Yasuko Takezawa (eds.), Conference Proceedings for New Wave: Studies on Japanese Americans in the 21st Century (Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University), 97 - 103, Mar. 2004, English, Research paper, summary (international conference)
  • <Research Note> Orientalism and Transnational Narratives in the United States: Reviews of Three Works in American Studies
    Masumi Izumi
    Language and Culture, 6(4)655 - 680, Mar. 2004, Japanese, Rapid communication, short report, research note, etc. (bulletin of university, research institution)
  • <Book review>Caroline Chung Simpson, An Absent Presence: Japanese Americans in Postwar American Culture, 1945-1960 (Durham: Duke University Press, 2001)
    Masumi Izumi
    AMERASIA JOURNAL, ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES CNTR, 30(1)251 - 255, 2004, English, Book review, literature introduction, etc.
  • Japanese American Women
    Gail Nomura
    97 - 130, Sep. 2002, Japanese
  • <Book Review> History of Japanese American Migrants (Fuji Publishing)
    Masumi Izumi
    13 Jan. 2002
  • Political Legacy of Japanese AmericanInternment : Internal Security Act of 1950 and American Liberalism
    Izumi Masumi
    Doshisha American studies, 同志社大学, 37101 - 114, Mar. 2001, Japanese
  • America in Photographs
    Trachtenberg Alan, Izumi Masumi
    Doshisha American studies, 同志社大学, 367 - 23, Mar. 2000, Japanese, Research paper, summary (international conference)
  • Re-examining the Japanese-American Internment : A Comparative Analysisbetween the Japanese-American and the Japanese-Canadian EvacuationPolicies
    Izumi Masumi
    Doshisha American studies, 同志社大学, 3693 - 104, Mar. 2000, Japanese
  • (RESEARCHNOTES) Post-War Revival of the Japanese-Canadian Community in Vancouver: Neighbourhood Improvement Program and the Powell Street Area in the 1970s
    Masumi Izumi
    Annual Review of Migration Studies, (6)53 - 64, Dec. 1999, Japanese, Rapid communication, short report, research note, etc. (scientific journal)

Books etc

  • The Subject(s) of Human Rights: Crises, Violations, and Asian American Critique
    Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, Guy Beauregard, Hsiu-chuan Lee, (eds.),
    Temple University Press, Dec. 2019, Joint author, Chapter 3, "The Vancouver Asahi Connection: (Re-)engagement of the Families of Returnees/Deportees in Japanese Canadian History,” 56-73.
  • The Rise and Fall of America's Concentration Camp Law: Civil Liberties Debates from the Internment to McCarthyism and the Radical 1960s
    Masumi Izumi
    Temple University Press, Sep. 2019, Sole author, 274 pages, English
  • Trans-Pacific Japanese American Studies : Conversations on Race and Racializations
    Yasuko Takezawa and Gary Y. Okihiro (eds.)
    University of Hawaiʻi Press, Sep. 2016, Joint author, Chapter 13, “Teaching Asian American Studies in Japan: Challenges and Possibilities,” pp.315-341., English
  • The International Movements of the Japanese and their Pacific World
    Hiroshi Yoneyama and Norifumi Kawahara
    Apr. 2015, Joint author, Japanese
  • <原著>Hiroshima Immigrants in Canada, 1891-1941 (University of British Columbia Press, 2008)
    Ayukawa, Michiko Midge
    2012, Japanese
  • Trans/American, Trans/oceanic, Trans/lation: Issues in International American Studies
    Susana Araujo, Joao Ferreira Duarte and Marta Pacheco Pinto (eds.)
    Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Jan. 2010, Joint author, “Re-Interpreting Japanese Canadian Community Movement from Transcontinental and Transpacific Perspectives,” pp.209-218.
  • Japanese American Internment and the Emergency Detention Act: Memories and Dilemma over Race, Security, and Liberty
    Masumi Izumi
    Akashi Shoten, Feb. 2009, Sole author, Japanese
  • Theory and Practice in American Studies: Cultural Politics in a Multiracial Society (jointly worked)
    Mar. 2007, Joint editor
  • Nikkei in the Pacific Northwest : Japanese Americans & Japanese Canadians in the Twentieth Century
    Louis Fiset and Gail M. Nomura (eds.)
    Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest, in association with University of Washington Press, Mar. 2005, Joint author, Chapter 14, “Reclaiming and Reinventing ‘Powell Street’: Reconstruction of the Japanese Canadian Community in Post-World War II Vancouver,” pp.308-333., English
  • Society and Culture of Postwar Japanese Canadians
    Jul. 2003, Joint author, Japanese
  • <Translation>Roy Miki and Cassandra Kobayashi, Justice in Our Time: The Japanese Canadian Redress Settlement
    Roy Miki and Cassandra Kobayashi
    Vancouver and Winnipeg: NAJC, Talon Books, Aug. 1995, Joint translator, Japanese

Conference Activities & Talks

  • American Presidential Election 2020 and the Black Lives Matter Movement: Dissecting a Social Movement that Changed the Election Result
    Masumi Izumi, Mishio Yamanaka, Hiroshi Takei, Fumiko Sakashita, Fuminori Minamikawa
    A Public Symposium, the Faculty of Global and Regional Studies, Doshisha University, 15 Jan. 2021, Japanese, Public lecture, seminar, tutorial, course, or other speech
  • Online Lecture, “Imin Kenkyu to Tsunagarou: Nikkei Kanadajin no Idou to Undou [Let’s Connect with Migration Studies: Japanese Canadian Migration and Activism]”
    Masumi Izumi
    Online Community Lecture sponsored by the Canada Museum, Mio, Mihama-cho, Wakayama, Japan., 28 Dec. 2020, Japanese, Public lecture, seminar, tutorial, course, or other speech
  • Online Lecture and Book Lauch, “Midge Ayukawa Commemorative Lecture with Masumi Izumi and Jordan Stanger-Ross,”
    Masumi Izumi (Doshisha University), Jordan Stanger-Ross (University of Victoria)
    Midge Ayukawa Commemorative Lecture, 23 Oct. 2020, English, Public lecture, seminar, tutorial, course, or other speech
  • Video Lecture, “Dissecting the Complex Relationship Among Loyalty, Freedom, and Security in ‘The Age of American Concentration Camps’”
    Masumi Izumi
    Tadaima! A Community Virtual Pilgrimage: Week 9, online pilgrimage of Japanese American incarceration sites, 10 Aug. 2020, English, Public lecture, seminar, tutorial, course, or other speech
  • <Invited Lecture> The Relevance of Writing and Preserving the Japanese Canadian History
    Masumi Izumi
    社会学部教育文化学会公開シンポジウム「多文化共生社会のこれから-日系カナダ人の教育文化から考える」、同志社大学, 19 Jan. 2020, Japanese, Symposium, workshop panel (nominated)
  • Starvation, Sickness, and Shaved Heads: Alien Bodies and Resistance in the Japanese American Segregation Center
    Masumi Izumi
    American Studies Association, Honolulu, Hawai‘i, U.S.A., 09 Nov. 2019, English, Oral presentation (general)
  • <Public Lecture> Food and Coercion in a Japanese American Wartime Segregation Center
    Masumi Izumi
    立命館大学国際言語文化研究所連続講座「食と政治-胃袋から支配する」第4回「食と支配・抵抗」。立命館大学, 25 Oct. 2019, Japanese, Public lecture, seminar, tutorial, course, or other speech
  • Safety and Human Rights in the Light of North American Constitutional History: Does the Emergency Clause Protect Citizens?
    Masumi Izumi
    Human Rights Committee, Doshisha University, 20 Sep. 2019, Japanese, Public lecture, seminar, tutorial, course, or other speech
  • Remembering is Not Enough: Continuing Misconstruction of Japanese American Exclusion Cases as Legal Precedents
    Masumi Izumi
    Workshop E “Contingent Citizenship: Have the Korematsu Decisions Been Overturned?” Japanese Association for American Studies, Hosei University, Tokyo, 02 Jun. 2019, English, Oral presentation (general)
  • The Stockade Diary of Tatsuo Inouye: Thoughts and Experiences of a Kibei Judo Practitioner in the Tule Lake Relocation Center
    Masumi Izumi
    Association for Asian American Studies, Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A., 25 Apr. 2019, English, Oral presentation (general)
  • Lost and Found: Reconsidering ‘Diaspora’ in Japanese Canadian Experience in Canada and Japan
    Masumi Izumi
    Japanese Studies Association of Canada, Annual Conference, Edmonton, Canada, 13 Oct. 2018, Japanese, Symposium, workshop panel (nominated)
  • (In Japanese) The Description of Food in the Stockade Diary in the Tule Lake Japanese American Segregation Center
    Masumi Izumi
    Organization for Migration Studies, Kyoto Women's University, 02 Dec. 2017, Japanese, Other
  • A Textbook of Wrath: An American History Textbook Authored by Japanese Scholars to Counter Hate
    Masumi Izumi
    American Studies Association, Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., 10 Nov. 2017, English, Oral presentation (general)
  • (In Japanese) Analyzing the Prison Diary of a Kibei Nisei in Tule Lake Segregation Center
    Masumi Izumi
    Japanese Association for Migration Studies, Toyo University, Tokyo, 25 Jun. 2017, Japanese, Oral presentation (general)
  • Women’s World’ in Japanese American Concentration Camps: Excavating Issei Women’s Thinking from the Gila News Courier
    Masumi Izumi
    Association for Asian American Studies, Portland, Oregon, U.S.A., 13 Apr. 2017, English, Oral presentation (general)
  • <Public Lecture> The Vancouver Asahi: A Baseball Team that Connected Japan and Canada
    Masumi Izumi
    国際シンポジウム「海を渡るベースボール-民族・移民・国家の関わりから」立命館大学, 19 Nov. 2016, Japanese, Symposium, workshop panel (nominated)
  • Issei Leadership at Gila River: Agriculture and Social Order in the Japanese American Internment Camps
    Masumi Izumi
    Pacific Coast Branch-American Historical Association, Kona, Hawaii, U.S.A., 05 Aug. 2016, English, Oral presentation (general)
  • Navigating American Studies in the Age of ‘Globalization’
    Masumi Izumi
    Round Table II, Review the Half Century of the Japanese Association for American Studies Japanese Association for American Studies, Tokyo Women’s Christian University, Tokyo., 04 Jun. 2016, English, Symposium, workshop panel (nominated)
  • A Fad or New Political Awakening?: Japan’s National Security Laws, Student Movement, and the ‘Yutori (Relaxed Youth)’ Generation
    Masumi Izumi
    Association for Asian American Studies, Annual Meeting, Miami, Florida, U.S.A., 28 Apr. 2016, English, Oral presentation (general)
  • <Invited Lecture>Thinking of the Constitution in the Light of American Society and War
    Masumi Izumi
    11th Kenpo Saloon, Doshisha University, 21 Nov. 2015, Japanese, Oral presentation (invited, special)
  • Transpacific Analysis of the 1907 Vancouver Race Riot: Connecting Japan, Hawaii, California and Canada
    Masumi Izumi
    American Studies Association, Toronto, Canada, 08 Oct. 2015, English, Oral presentation (general)
  • The Vancouver Asahi Connection: (Re-)engagement of the Families of Japanese Canadian Returnees/Deportees.
    Masumi Izumi
    The 3rd Summer Institute for Asian American Studies, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan, 17 Jul. 2015, English, Symposium, workshop panel (nominated)
  • Inclusion of Return Migrants in Japanese Canadian History: Reunion of the Families of Former Vancouver Asahi Players
    Masumi Izumi
    Japanese Association for Canadian Studies/Japanese Studies Association of Canada, Chuo University, Tokyo., 25 May 2015, English, Oral presentation (general)
  • <Public Lecture> Concentration Camps without the Barbed Wire Fences: Japanese Canadians during World War II
    Masumi Izumi
    立命館大学土曜講座「第二次世界大戦における在外日本人の強制移動」(第二回)、立命館大学衣笠キャンパス, 12 May 2015, Japanese, Public lecture, seminar, tutorial, course, or other speech
  • As American as Apple Pie: Fun and Fury in Japanese American Camp Schools during World War II
    Masumi Izumi
    American Studies Association, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., 06 Nov. 2014, English, Oral presentation (general)
  • High School Yearbook as Media: Analyzing the Representations of High School Life in a Japanese American War Relocation Center
    Masumi Izumi
    Organization for Migration Studies, Kyoto Shigaku Kaikan, Kyoto., 05 Oct. 2013, Japanese, Other
  • (In Japanese) Japanese Canadian Internment: Comparison with the Internment in America
    Masumi Izumi
    onference “Speaking Up! Democracy, Justice, Dignity,” Japanese American National Museum, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A., 06 Jul. 2013, Japanese, Symposium, workshop panel (nominated)
  • (In Japanese) Agriculture in Japanese American Concentration Camps: A Case Study in Gila River War Relocation Center
    Masumi Izumi
    Japanese Association for Migration Studies, Musashi University, Tokyo., 30 Jun. 2013, Japanese, Oral presentation (general)
  • <Public Lecture>The Pacific War and Japanese Americans
    Masumi Izumi
    『ミリキタニの猫』上映会解説、ジミー・ツトム・ミリキタニ回顧展:日系人強制収容所と9.11を体験した反骨のホームレス画家、立命館大学国際平和ミュージアム, 05 Jun. 2013, Japanese, Public lecture, seminar, tutorial, course, or other speech
  • <Public Lecture>日系コミュニティの変容と模索―グローバル化する和太鼓の事例より―
    Masumi Izumi
    大阪経済大学日本経済史研究所、黒正塾第10回秋季学術講演会,, 10 Nov. 2012, Japanese, Public lecture, seminar, tutorial, course, or other speech
  • (In Japanese) What can a Song Do?: Cultural Politics in Nobuko Miyamoto’s Music and Activism
    Masumi Izumi
    Joint Research Project “Anthropological Study on the Complex Relationships between Minorities and Music,” National Museum of Ethnology, 26 Feb. 2012, Japanese, Other
  • (In Japanese) Negotiating the ‘Normal’ and the ‘Abnormal’: An Analysis of the High School Yearbooks in the Gila River Concentration Camp
    Masumi Izumi
    Ritsumeikan Study of Migration of the Japanese in the Pacific Rim, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto., 21 Jan. 2012, Japanese, Other
  • Teaching Asian American Studies in Japan: To Prepare Students for the Globalizing World
    Masumi Izumi
    International Committee Talkshop III “Teaching the American ‘Other’ in Diverse Cultural Contexts,” American Studies Association, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A., 20 Oct. 2011, English, Symposium, workshop panel (public)
  • (In Japanese) The Catalina Federal Prison and the Japanese American Draft Resisters: The Little Known Third Kind of Internment
    Masumi Izumi
    Ritsumeikan Study of Migration of the Japanese in the Pacific Rim, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto., 13 Sep. 2011, Japanese, Other
  • Resisting Amerika: Cultural Nationalism and Transnationalism of Japanese Taiko Drummers
    Masumi Izumi
    International American Studies Association, World Congress, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 27 Jul. 2011, English, Oral presentation (general)
  • Coping with Cultural Politics: Global Citizenship Education and American Studies
    Masumi Izumi
    Japanese Association for American Studies, University of Tokyo, Tokyo., 05 Jun. 2011, Japanese, Symposium, workshop panel (nominated)
  • ‘You could be My Son!’: Border-defying Bodies in Nobuko Miyamoto’s "A Grain of Sand”
    Masumi Izumi
    American Studies Association, San Antonio, Texas、U.S.A., 20 Nov. 2010, English, Oral presentation (general)
  • Ethnic Religious Space as an Asylum: Cultural Activisms at Senshin Buddhist Temple, Los Angeles
    Masumi Izumi
    Japanese Association for American History, Tokyo Women’s Christian University, Tokyo., 19 Sep. 2010, Japanese, Symposium, workshop panel (nominated)
  • (In Japanese) Significance and Challenges in Comprehensive Study on Forced Removal of Ethnic Japanese in Areas Outside of the Japanese Overseas Colonies
    Masumi Izumi
    Japanese Association for Migration Studies, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto., 27 Jun. 2010, Japanese, Symposium, workshop panel (nominated)
  • Beyond the Music of Yellow Power: “Race” and “Border Crossings” in Nobuko Miyamoto’s Performing Art
    Masumi Izumi
    Japanese Association for American Studies, Osaka University, Osaka., 05 Jun. 2010, Japanese, Oral presentation (general)
  • (In Japanese) Body and Politics seen in Wadaiko/Taiko: Reconstruction of Japanese Drumming as a Minority Culture
    Masumi Izumi
    Joint Research Project “Minorities and Music,” National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka., 25 Jul. 2009, Japanese, Other
  • The Internment Policies of Ethnic Japanese during World War II: Comparison of Policies in the United States, Canada, and Australia
    Masumi Izumi
    Ritsumeikan Study of International Migration of the Japanese, Kyoto Shigaku Kaikan, Kyoto., 18 Jul. 2009, Japanese, Other
  • Dharma Activists: Transnational Connections in Identity and Activism of Japanese American Buddhists
    Masumi Izumi
    American Studies Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A. (Finalist of the 2008 ASA Yasuo Sakakibara Award), 18 Oct. 2008, English, Oral presentation (general)
  • Beyond the Model Minority Image: Drugs and Japanese American Identity
    Masumi Izumi
    Organization for Migration Studies, Hannan University, Osaka., 05 Jul. 2008, Japanese, Other
  • <Public Lecture>日系社会の鼓動を刻んでー北米和太鼓の歴史と現在ー
    Masumi Izumi
    立命館土曜講座「特集:北米に渡った日系人の生活と文化(第二回)」、立命館大学, 12 Apr. 2008, Japanese, Public lecture, seminar, tutorial, course, or other speech
  • Re-interpreting Japanese Canadian Community Movement from Transcontinental and Transpacific Perspectives
    Masumi Izumi
    International American Studies Association, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, 22 Sep. 2007, English, Oral presentation (general)
  • (In Japanese) Sharing the Memory of Internment: A Case Study on Japanese Americans’ Cultural Peace Movement after 9.11
    Masumi Izumi
    15th Asian American Literature Forum, Revisiting the Japanese American Internment Experiences in the 21st Century, Asian American Literature Association, Campus Plaza Kyoto, Kyoto., 15 Sep. 2007, Japanese, Symposium, workshop panel (nominated)
  • Views from the Other Side: Japanese Community’s Reactions to the Vancouver Riot
    Masumi Izumi
    International Conference, “The 1907 Race Riots & Beyond: A Century of TransPacific Canada”, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 07 Sep. 2007, English, Oral presentation (keynote)
  • The Japanese Canadian Movement: Migration and Japanese Canadian Activism before and after World War II
    Masumi Izumi
    International Conference, “Refracting Pacific Canada: New Direction in Research on Race, Citizenship and Migration”, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 17 Mar. 2007, Symposium, workshop panel (nominated)
  • Taiko (Japanese Drumming) in the United States: Origins, Development, and the Politics of Cultural (Mis)translation
    Masumi Izumi
    American Studies Association, Oakland, California, U.S.A., 14 Oct. 2006, English, Oral presentation (general)
  • Teaching English and History through Performances: Creating a Multi-Media Teaching Package with Nobuko Miyamoto’s ‘A Grain of Sand’
    Masumi Izumi
    “Performing Language: International Conference on Drama and Theatre in Second Language Education” Conference, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada, 04 Feb. 2006, English, Oral presentation (general)
  • ‘What is the Color of Love?’: Community-based Trans-Racial Music of Nobuko Miyamoto
    Masumi Izumi
    American Studies Association, Washington, D.C., U.S.A., 04 Nov. 2005, English, Oral presentation (general)
  • <Public Lecture>Music and Community Building, Imagined and Real: Nation, Race, Gender, and Politics in Taiko Drumming in Japan and North America
    Masumi Izumi
    Invited Lecture as a Fulbright Scholar, Better Living and Learning Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., 27 Jun. 2005, English, Public lecture, seminar, tutorial, course, or other speech
  • <Invited Lecture>Music and Community Building, Imagined and Real: Nation, Race, Gender, and Politics in Taiko Drumming in Japan and North America
    Masumi Izumi
    Invited Lecture as a Fulbright Scholar, Center for Asian American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., 09 Jun. 2005, English, Oral presentation (invited, special)
  • Studying the ‘Quiet Canadians’: Historical Studies on Japanese Canadians in Japan
    Masumi Izumi
    Association for Asian American Studies, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A., 21 Apr. 2005, English, Oral presentation (general)
  • <Invited Lecture>Race, Liberty, and Internal (In)security: Japanese American Internment and the Emergency Detention Act
    Masumi Izumi
    Invited Lecture as a Fulbright Scholar, History Colloquium, Department of History, University of California, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., 18 Apr. 2005, English, Oral presentation (invited, special)
  • <Public Lecture>Rickshaw Man, Sun Goddess, and New Age Samurai: Open and Hidden Transcripts in Japanese and North American Taiko Drumming
    Masumi Izumi
    Invited Public Lecture as a Fulbright Scholar, Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., 17 Mar. 2005, English, Public lecture, seminar, tutorial, course, or other speech
  • <Public Lecture>Rickshaw Man, Sun Goddess, and New Age Samurai: Open and Hidden Transcripts in Japanese and North American Taiko Drumming
    Masumi Izumi
    Invited Lecture as a Fulbright Scholar, UW World Series, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A., 11 Feb. 2005, English, Public lecture, seminar, tutorial, course, or other speech
  • <Invited Lecture>Rickshaw Man, Sun Goddess, and New Age Samurai: Open and Hidden Transcripts in Japanese and North American Taiko Drumming
    Masumi Izumi
    Asian Music Series, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, U.S.A., 07 Feb. 2005, English, Oral presentation (invited, special)
  • Inventing “Enemy Citizens”: Japanese American Internment, the Emergency Detention Act, and Civil Liberties in Post-WWII America
    Masumi Izumi
    “Asian Americans and the Law” Conference, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, U.S.A., 05 Feb. 2005, English, Oral presentation (general)
  • <Invited Lecture>Race, Liberty, and Internal (In)security: Japanese American Internment and the Emergency Detention Act
    Masumi Izumi
    Critical Whiteness Studies Group (Professor David Roediger), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, U.S.A., 03 Feb. 2005, English, Oral presentation (invited, special)
  • Classroom as a Site for Transnational Knowledge Exchange: Toward Critical Interventions in Multiple Locations
    Masumi Izumi
    American Studies Association, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A., 12 Nov. 2004, English, Oral presentation (general)
  • <Public Lecture>「無法松、アマテラス&ニューエイジのサムライたち―和太鼓に見るグローバル時代のニッポン文化―」
    Masumi Izumi
    Doshisha University, 24 Jun. 2004, Japanese, Public lecture, seminar, tutorial, course, or other speech
  • <Public Lecture>The Barbed Wire Fences and Loyalty: The Implications of Japanese American Internment
    Masumi Izumi
    Doshisha University, Kyotanabe Human College, 08 Nov. 2003, Japanese, Public lecture, seminar, tutorial, course, or other speech
  • Sharing the Memories of Violence: Minority, Dissidents and the ‘American Concentration Camp Law
    Masumi Izumi
    American Studies Association, Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.A., 18 Oct. 2003, English, Oral presentation (general)
  • (In Japanese) Japanese American Internment and American Liberals: Liberals’ Reactions to the Passage of the Emergency Act of 1950
    Masumi Izumi
    Japanese Association for Migration Studies. University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa., 29 Jun. 2003, Japanese, Oral presentation (general)
  • Steadying One’s Positionality on Icy Grounds: On Doing Asian Canadian Studies in Japan
    Masumi Izumi
    Association for Asian American Studies, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A., 08 May 2003, English, Oral presentation (general)
  • (In Japanese) Cultural Activities of the Post-War Generation Japanese Canadians: Considering the Crossroads of Culture, Politics and Ethnicity
    Masumi Izumi
    Fourth Meeting of Project Anthropological Study of Trans-Border Conflicts. National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka., 04 Feb. 2003, Japanese, Other
  • Ethnic Music in a Multiculturalist Society: History, Politics, and Music of Japanese Canadians
    Masumi Izumi
    “Music and American Culture” Conference, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, U.S.A., 29 Sep. 2002, English, Oral presentation (general)
  • Constructing Ethnicity through Social Critique: Cultural Expressions of Japanese Canadians in Post-Internment Canada
    Masumi Izumi
    “Changing Japanese Identities in Multicultural Canada” Conference, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada, 23 Aug. 2002, English, Oral presentation (general)
  • Historical Memories of the Japanese American Wartime Internment and their Ideological Effects in Japan and the United States
    Masumi Izumi
    American Studies Association, Washington D.C., U.S.A., 08 Nov. 2001, English, Oral presentation (general)
  • Prohibiting ‘American Concentration Camps’: Repeal of the Emergency Detention Act and the Public Memory of the Japanese American Internment
    Masumi Izumi
    American Historical Association – Pacific Coast Branch), Vancouver, B.C., Canada, 10 Aug. 2001, English, Oral presentation (general)
  • (In Japanese) Passage of the Emergency Detention Act of 1950 and the Japanese American Internment: Dilemma of the Liberals concerning ‘Civil Liberties’
    Masumi Izumi
    Japanese Association for American Studies, Aichi Prefectural University, Nagoya., 02 Jun. 2001, Japanese, Oral presentation (general)
  • Lessons from History: Japanese Canadians and Civil Liberties in Canada
    Masumi Izumi
    Association for Asian American Studies, Toronto, Canada, 01 Apr. 2001, English, Oral presentation (general)
  • Reconsidering Ethnic Culture and Community: From a Case Study on Japanese Canadian Taiko Drumming
    Masumi Izumi
    Japanese Association for Canadian Studies, Daitou Bunka University, Tokyo., 16 Sep. 2000, Japanese, Oral presentation (general)
  • Post-War Revival of the Japanese-Canadian Community in Vancouver: Neighbourhood Improvement Program and the Powell Street Area in the 1970s
    Masumi Izumi
    “Nikkei Experience in the Pacific Northwest” Conference), Seattle, Washington, U.S.A., 05 May 2000, English, Oral presentation (general)
  • (In Japanese) Post-War Revival of the Japanese-Canadian Community in Vancouver: Neighbourhood Improvement Program and the Powell Street Area in the 1970s
    Masumi Izumi
    Japanese Association for Migration Studies, Osaka Gakuin University, Osaka., 06 Sep. 1999, Japanese, Oral presentation (general)
  • Whaling Stations on the Queen Charlotte Islands: A Pattern of Racialized Labour
    Masumi Izumi
    Pacific Northwest History Conference, Victoria, B.C., Canada., 16 Apr. 1999, English, Oral presentation (general)
  • Reconsidering Ethnic Culture and Community: A Case Study on Japanese Canadian Taiko Drumming
    Masumi Izumi
    Association for Asian American Studies, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 01 Apr. 1999, English, Oral presentation (general)
  • Lessons from History: Japanese Canadians and Canada’s Emergency Legislation
    Masumi Izumi
    Qualicum History Conference. Qualicum, B.C., Canada., 07 Feb. 1998, English, Oral presentation (general)
  • (In Japanese) Japanese Canadians’ Campaign for the Repeal of the War Measures Act and the Modification of Bill C-77 (The Emergencies Act)
    Masumi Izumi
    Japanese Association for Migration Studies, Annual Conference, Tokyo Keizai University, Tokyo, Dec. 1995, Japanese, Oral presentation (general)
  • <Invited Lecture>Growing Daikon in an American Concentration Camp: How Japanese Americans Coped with Life in Gila River
    Masumi Izumi
    Kakehashi Project-The Bridge for Tomorrow(Japan Foundation), May 21, 2014; July 16, 2014; October 15, 2014., English, Oral presentation (invited, special)

Works

  • Translation of “Tule Lake Stockade Diary, November 13, 1943 – February 14, 1944 by Tatsuo Inouye,” Public web material for the Suyama Project. Asian American Studies Center, University of California Los Angles.
    Web Service, 2018/05
  • Concert Producer of The Triangle Project: Journey of the Dandelion, a multicultural performance piece by Nobuko Miyamoto (Great Leap, Los Angeles), PJ Hirabayashi (San Jose Taiko), Yoko Fujimoto (KODO, Japan), Doshisha University, November 19.
    Artistic work, 2014/11
  • Translator and coordinator for the American referee in the Fourth Tokyo International Taiko Drumming Contest, Tokyo, October 15-16
    Artistic work, 2005/10 -2005/10
  • Translator and documentarian for The Triangle Project: Journey of the Dandelion, a multicultural performance piece by Nobuko Miyamoto (Great Leap, Los Angeles), PJ Hirabayashi (San Jose Taiko), Yoko Fujimoto (KODO, Japan) produced by Great Leap and San Jose Taiko.
    Artistic work, 2004/11 -2005/09
  • Assistant and documentarian for To All Relations Projects, multicultural story-telling workshops for peace, organized by Nobuko Miyamoto (Great Leap, Los Angeles).
    Artistic work, 2004/11 -2005/09

Research Grants & Projects

  • Transnational Mobility and Occupations of Overseas Japanese in the Pacific Rim
    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A), 2013/04 -2018/03, YONEYAMA Hiroshi, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A)
  • Historical Research on Japanese American Internment Camps in Arizona, U.S.A.
    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C), 2012/04 -2015/03, IZUMI Masumi, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
  • An Interdisciplinary Study of the International Movement of the Japanese in the Pacific Region
    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A), 2006 -2009, YONEYAMA Hiroshi, SAKAGUCHI Mitsuhiro, YAMAZAKI Yuko, KAWAHARA Norifumi, IZUMI Masumi, MINAMIKAWA Fuminori, TODOROKI Hiroshi, HAYASHI BRIAN MASARU, MONOBE Hiromi, MIYASHITA Takashi, AZUMA Eiichiro, GUTHRIE-SHIMIZU Sayuri, NIIYA Brian, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A)
  • Community Building through Cultural Activism: Ethnic and Inter-Ethnic Activities in the Los Angeles Japanese American Community
    Fulbright Japan, Fulbright Scholarship Researcher Program, 2004/09 -2005/08, Masumi Izumi