B.A. Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, the College of William and Mary (2014); M.A. East Asian Studies, Duke University (2015). Scholar, actor, and dancer. Toshi’s critical research interests lie in analyses of race, gender, and queer theory in performance. His current projects focus on histories of sex, Asian and Asian-American sexual cultures and communities, sexual labor, and the education of sex. Through this work, Toshi hopes to destigmatize discussions of sex as social taboo and reimagine possibilities of sex as performative modes of liberation, freedom, and empowerment.