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Visiting Research Fellows

TAKAI Yukari
Specialized Field(s) History of Japanese diasporas and transnational migrations; history of the Pacific worlds; women’s and gender history (19th & 20th centuries)
Current Research Themes Recrafting Marriage, Mobility and Modernity: Japanese Migrants in Hawai‘i and Brazil, 1885-1934
Keywords for Research Japanese migration; global history; social history; women, gender, sexuality; marriage, divorce; mobility; borders; Japan, Brazil, Hawaiʻi, the United States, Canada; work; steamship company; immigrant hotel; broker

Professional Experience

1999 Associate Professor, Sapporo International University
2002
Associate Professor, Aichi Prefectural University
2007 Assistant Professor, York University
2010 Research Associate, York University
2015
Assistant Professor, University of Windsor
2021 Visiting Research Scholar, International Research Center for Japanese Studies
2022 Visiting Research Fellow, International Research Center for Japanese Studies
2022 JSPS Invitational Fellowships for Research in Japan, International Research Center for Japanese Studies

Degree(s)

1999 PhD (history), Université de Montréal

Achievements

Books
  • Gendered Passages: French Canadian Migration to Lowell, Massachusetts, 1900-1920, Peter Lang, New York, 251 pages, 2008
Articles
  • ・ Recrafting Marriage in Japanese Hawai‘i, 1885-1913, Gender & History 31(3), 2019, pp.646-664
  • ・ ‘That Woman Worked Hard’: The Unpaid Work of French-Canadian Women in Textile Cities in Early-Twentieth-Century New England, Engaging with Diversity, Multidisciplinary Reflections on Plurality from Quebec, PETER LANG, 2018, pp.229-250
  • ・ Bridging the Pacific: Diplomacy and the Control of Japanese Transmigration via Hawai'i, 1890-1910, Entangling Migration History: Borderlands and Transnationalism in the United States and Canada , University Press of Florida, Gainsville, Florida, 2015, pp.141-161
  • ・ Ambivalence of Return Home: Revaluating Transnational Trajectories of Filipina Live-In Domestic Workers and Caregivers in Toronto from 1970 to 2010, Towards a Global History of Domestic and Caregiving Workers, Brill, Leiden, Netherlands., 2015, pp.222-241
  • ・ Navigating Transpacific Passages: Steamship Companies, State Regulators, and Transshipment of Japanese in the Early-Twentieth-Century Pacific Northwest, The Journal of American Ethnic History 30(3), 2011, pp.7-34
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  • ・ Circumnavigating Controls: Transborder Migration of Asian-Origin Migrants during the Period of Exclusion, Migrants and Migration in Modern North America: Cross-Border Lives, Labor Markets, and Politics in Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico, and the United States, Duke University Press, Durham, North Carolina, 2011, pp.313-332
  • ・ ‘C'était beaucoup de travail’: rémunéré des Canadiennes-Françaises de Lowell (Massachusetts) au vingtième siècle, Genre et travail migrant : Mondes atlantiques, XIXe-XXe siècles, sous direction de Manuela Martini et Philippe Rygiel, Éditions Publibook, Paris, 2009, pp.183-198
  • ・ ‘These Japanese Continuously Violated the Alien-Contract Labour Laws’: The Gendered Paths of Labourers, Farmers and Housewives from Japan Traversing the Canada-U.S. Border in the Early Twentieth Century., Histoire sociale/Social History 40(80), 2007, pp.297-322
  • ・ 「北米大陸史としての移民史構築に向けて--20世紀初頭加米国境の日本人越境者を中心に 」, 『アメリカ史研究』30, 日本アメリカ史学会, 2007年, pp.65-82
  • ・ 「移民・国民国家・歴史記述―カナダ・アメリカ国境の不可視性をめぐる歴史学からの理論的考察」, 『(杉田米行編)アメリカ“帝国”の失われた覇権―原因を検証する12の論考』, 三和書籍, 東京, 2007年, pp.317-337
  • ・ Expérience de travail et sexe comme critères migratoires : le cas des immigrantes canadiennes-françaises à Lowell (Massachusetts) au début du XXe siècle, Francophonies d’Amérique, 2001, pp.183-193
Co-authored Articles
  • ・ Lisa Chilton and Yukari Takai, East Coast, West Coast: Using Government Files to Study Immigration History , Histoire sociale/Social History 48(96), 2015, pp.7-23
Awards
  • ・ 2020, The Canadian Committee on Migration, Ethnicity and Transnationalism (CCMET) Article Prize by the Canadian Historical Association in 2020
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