About Re:Locations

Founded in 2014 by a group of undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Toronto, Re:locations is a student-run journal and academic forum that seeks to bridge disciplinary and geographical divides. In order to foster dialogue among a wide range of scholars interested in Asia and the Pacific, we invite quality submissions from both graduate and undergraduate students in any discipline who are conducting research related to the Asia-Pacific world.

In acknowledgement of shared histories of migration, cultural exchange, and trade—and a simultaneous recognition of the exciting but underdeveloped potential of comparative research– Re:locations disrupts traditional delineations of Asia to highlight a broadly Pacific-centric perspective. Geographically, the journal spans East, Southeast, and South Asia, Australasia, Polynesia and Oceania, the Americas, and other places that are connected to the Pacific world.

Contributors may submit their original writing and artwork to either the academic forum or the journal. Shorter, topical pieces and reviews are published in the academic forum, while more formal research, reviews, and artwork are published in the journal.

Editorial Board

Jacob Hogan is a Ph.D. candidate in history, working under the dissertation title of “Global
Economic Management in Embryo: the IMF, the US, China, and the Indebted
World, 1963-1976.”

Alexandre Paquet is a PhD candidate in East Asian Studies, working on the
problem of Utopia as a never-ending critique of structures of power through an
exploration of popular culture material such as anime, manga and video games.

Brittany Myburgh is a PhD student in the History of Art at the University of
Toronto. Her current research centres on the use of technology in modern and
contemporary art. She has an active interest in the history of New Zealand and
Pacific Art.

Shehnoor Khurram is a doctoral candidate studying comparative politics and international relations, with a specific focus on political Islam, global security, and political economy. Her research engages with contemporary intersections of religion and politics, and she is influenced by a number of theoretical traditions, particularly Marxist, feminist, and postcolonial approaches. She has a BA from the University of Toronto and an MA from York University. Her current research project examines how militant Islamist movements respond to neoliberal globalization and its corrosive impact on the politics, economics, and social life of the Muslim world.

Following an MA in Political Science at Yonsei University, Jennifer McCann
came to the University of Toronto to pursue a doctorate in Comparative Politics.
Her current research explores the role of transnational political organizing and
governance “from below” in the area of East Asian migration policy.

Taj Brar is a MA student in history, whose research examines the political and
medical history of environmental pollution in the 20th century.

Eunbi Lee is currently an undergraduate student in Political Science and
Contemporary Asian Studies majors, interested in Asian issues.