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, queer, and trauma theory in performance. His current projects focus on Japanese and Korean avant-garde and experimental theater that became heavily political sites of not only social reflection, but production, activism, and change. Complementing his academic pursuits, Toshi is always seeking opportunities to direct, write, act, choreograph, or dance in performance productions, actively engaging with both the recorded archive and embodied experiential repertoire.