Dr. Shinsuke Eguchi

Associate Professor, The University of New Mexico


Dr. Eguchi characterizes themselves as a Critical Cultural Communication scholar. They studied intersections among culture, power, and communication throughout their undergraduate and graduate trainings at San Francisco State University (B.A.), New York University (M.A.), and Howard University (Ph.D.). 
Dr. Eguchi's research and teaching interests are in Critical Cultural Studies; International and Intercultural Communication; Interpersonal Communication; Gender, Sexuality, and Queer Studies; Race and Ethnic Studies; Asian/American Studies; and Performance Studies.  

Dr. Eguchi is a recipient of the 2019 Randy Majors Award - annually recognizing an individual who has made outstanding contributions to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender scholarship in communication studies - bestowed by the National Communication Association's (NCA) Caucus on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns. 

Guided by Critical Race Theory, Queer of Color Critique, and Globalization, I am specifically interested in studying the following areas: Intersectional Queer Politics of Race; Gender, Sexuality, and the Body; Desire, Intimacy, and Relationality; Representation, Visibility, and Popular Culture; Transnationalism, Diaspora, and Migration; and Performance and Critical/Cultural Methodologies.    

The following questions guide my current research direction:   

  • What culture-specific and text-specific nuances of “intersectional” knowledge are embedded in the material realities of queer people of color?  

  • How are queer people of color represented and underrepresented in media and popular culture?   

  • How do queer people of color perform their sexual desire, intimacy, and relationality?   

  • How do technologies alter, shape, and/or reinforce queer performances of sex?   

  • In what ways is Western gay imperialism globally and locally circulated through media, culture, and communication?   

  • What is the role of transnationalism, diaspora, and migration in reproducing the Japanese popular media representations of gender/sex, sexuality, and body?   

  • What are the salient characteristics of contemporary trans-Asian/American (dis)connections?   

  • What signifiers represent contemporary trans-Asian (dis)connections to Blackness?  

We are delighted for them to join us this May!