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I'm currently a researcher at Waseda University, Tokyo at the Asia Pacific Studies program where I conduct my research on Japanese sub-cultures, more specifically on Visual Kei. Following the early Cultural Studies project of Stuart Hall, my goal is to look in subversive subcultures for political potentials for what Blanchot has called La pensée du dehors (The Though of the Outside), as ways to think the outside of an all encompassing form of thinking. This project has also led me to research on Japanese multiculturalism, internationalization policies, as well as minority activism in Japan.

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