Shinsuke Eguchi

Associate Professor

Photo: Shinsuke Eguchi

Communication

Email: 
seguchi@unm.edu
Office: 
Room 233

Ph.D., Howard University, 2011

Profile

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. 

Research

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?  

 

Sample Publications (Since 2020)

To freely read any of these publications, please go to https://unm.academia.edu/ShinsukeEguchi 
 
PUBLICATIONS (Student co-authors are marked*): 
 
Monograph:  

Eguchi, S. (in press). Asians loving Asians: Sticky rice homoeroticism and queer politicsPeter Lang. (Critical Intercultural Communication Studies series).   

 

Edited Books: 

Eguchi, S., Calafell, B. M., & Abdi, S. (Eds.). (2020). De-Whitening intersectionality: Race, intercultural communication, and politics. Lexington Books. 

Eguchi, S. & Calafell, B. M. (Eds.). (2020). Queer intercultural communication: The intersectional politics of belonging in and across differences. Rowman & Littlefield.  

  • Awarded the 2020 Book of the Year Award in GLBTQ Communication Studies Division by National Communication Association (NCA). 
  • Reviewed by Pérez, K. (2020). Reviewed Work: Queer Intercultural Communication:  The Intersectional Politics of Belonging in and Across Differencesby Shinsuke Eguchi, Bernadette CalafellQED: A Journal of GLBTQ Worldmaking, 7 (3), 230-232.  

 

Peer-Reviewed Articles in Referred Journals: 

Eguchi, S., & Calafell, B. M. (2021, in press). Queer relationalities, impossible:  The Politics of homonationalism and failure in LOGO’s Fire Island. Journal of Homosexuality. Accepted on October 2, 2019.  

Eguchi, S., & Kimura, K.* (2021). Racialized im/possibilities: Intersectional queer-of-color critique on Japaneseness in Netflix’s Queer Eye: We’re in Japan! Journal of International and Intercultural Communication14 (3), 221-239. https://doi.org/10.1080/17513057.2020.1829675 

Jones, S.*, & Eguchi, S. (2021). Queerness, sounded: Autoethnographic aurality. Review of Communication21(1), 82-93. https://doi.org/10.1080/15358593.2021.1892172  

Spieldenner, A., & Eguchi, S. (2020). A call to arms: Two queer men of color’s autoethnography of coalition politics. Cultural StudiesCritical Methodologies20 (2), 134-143. https://doi.org/10.1177/1532708619884962 

Eguchi, S. (2020). The politics of queerphobias: In the communication discipline. QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking7(1), 60-67.  

Eguchi, S. (2020). Sticky rice politics: Impossible possibilities of queerness in and across Yellow Fever and Front Cover. Women’s Studies in Communication, 43(1), 67-84. https://doi.org/10.1080/07491409.2019.1696435 

  • Awarded the 2020 Outstanding Article in Asian/Pacific American Communication Studies Division & Caucus by National Communication Association (NCA).  

 

Invited Articles in Referred Journals: 

Eguchi, S. (2021). What is “Queer Asia?”: A struggling pathway to globalizing queer studies in communication. Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies18 (2), 196-203. https://doi.org/10.1080/14791420.2021.1907848 

McIntosh, D. M. D., & Eguchi, S. (2020). The troubled past, present disjunctures, and  possible futures: Intercultural performance communication. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research49 (5), 395-409. https://doi.org/10.1080/17475759.2020.1811996 

Eguchi, S. (2020). A transnational queer of color vision: Toward the “future” of autoethnography. Journal of Autoethnography1(3), 309-314. https://doi.org/10.1525/joae.2020.1.3.309 

Eguchi, S. (2020). Japan’s masculinist politics: An intersectional queer critique of actor Narimiya Hiroki’s retirement from the entertainment industry. Women & Language43(2), 317-324. https://doi.org/10.34036/WL.2020.027  

  • A Conference Proceeding of Keynote Speech from the 2019’s Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender (OSCLG) in Cincinnati, OH.  

Chevrette, R., & Eguchi, S. (2020). Introduction: “We don’t see LGBTQ differences”: Cisheteronormativity and concealing phobias and irrational fears behind rhetorics of acceptance. QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking7(1), 55-60.  

 

Book Chapters: 

Eguchi, S. (2021). Queer fantasy: A memory of Michael Sam’s big gay kiss. In A. Atay, Y-W. Chen, & A. Gonzalez (Eds.),Intercultural memories: Contesting places, spaces, and Stories(pp.115-133). Peter Lang.  

Eguchi, S. (2021). Gaysian fabulosity: Quare(ing) the normal and ordinary. In M. Niles Goins, J.F. McAllister, & B.K. Alexander (Eds.), The Routledge handbook of gender and communication (pp. 45-58). Routledge.  

Eguchi, S. (2020). Queer(ing) spaces: Sexualities as critical intersections among health and intercultural communication. In A. Spieldenner & S. Toyosaki (Eds.), Intercultural health communication (pp.39-56). Peter Lang.  

Calafell, B. M., & Eguchi, S. (2020). Are we queer yet?: Queerness on the horizon in academia. In A. Johnson & B. LeMaster (Eds.), Gender futurity, intersectional autoethnography: Embodied theorizing from the margins (pp. 69-84)Routledge.  

Eguchi, S. (2020). Queer loneliness, queer hopefulness: Toward restaging the intersectionality of gay + Asian/American from the Southwest. In J. G. Smith & C-S. Han (Eds.), Home and community for queer men of color: The intersection of race and sexuality (pp.107-122). Rowman & Littlefield.

Selected Awards

Awards for Publication 

The 2020 Book of the Year Award, National Communication Association (NCA), GLBTQ   
Communication Studies Division, November, 2020.   
 
The 2020 Outstanding Article Award, National Communication Association (NCA), Asian/Pacific American Communication Studies Division & Caucus, November, 2020.   
 
The 2017 Outstanding Article of the Year, National Communication Association (NCA), International and Intercultural Communication Division, November 2017.   
 
The 2016 Monograph of the Year Award, National Communication Association (NCA), GLBTQ Communication Studies Division, November 2016.    
 


Awards for Top-Ranked Paper 

Top Paper, National Communication Association (NCA), Asian/Pacific American Communication Studies Division, November, 2021.  

Top Paper, National Communication Association (NCA), GLBTQ Communication Studies Division, November, 2021.   

Top Paper Panel, Western States Communication Association (WSCA), Performance Studies Interest Group, February 2019.  
 
Top Paper, Western States Communication Association (WSCA), Performance Studies Interest Group, February 2018.   
 


Recognition Awards 

Randy Majors Memorial Award, National Communication Association (NCA), The Caucus on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns, Baltimore, MD, November, 2019. 

  • recognizing individuals who have made outstanding contributions to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender scholarship in communication studies. Each year the Caucus presents the award to one individual at the National Communication Association annual convention. 

Teaching Style

I approach my teaching as a method to practice my Critical Cultural Communication research. Specifically, the Critical Cultural Communication-related courses become pedagogical spaces for me to perform my theories in practice. Also, I bring to these courses my own intellectual passions on studying intersections among culture, power, and communication. Thus, I am strongly devoted to develop an academic advising relationship between students and me. By doing so, my goal is to assist students to become active members of an intellectual community and to develop critical, creative, transformative knowledge that are relevant for today’s globalized transcultural communication contexts. 

Service

I am interested in approaching my service as a way to practice my commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity within and beyond the Descipline of Communication, the Department, and the University. Ultimately, I intend to perform my research and teaching interests in Critical Cultural Communication through service. 

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