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 intercultural scholar. They studied 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 Intercultural Communication Studies, GLBTQ (Gay-Lesbian-Bisexual-Transgender-Queer) Communication Studies, Critical 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 RelationalityRepresentation, Visibility, and Popular CultureTransnationalism, 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 represent contemporary trans-Asian (dis)connections to Blackness? 

 

Sample Publications (Since 2016)

To freely read any of these publications, please go to https://unm.academia.edu/ShinsukeEguchi

PUBLICATIONS (Student co-authors are marked*):

Student co-authors are marked*

Books Edited:

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).

Toyosaki, S., & Eguchi, S. (Eds.). (2017). Intercultural communication in Japan: Theorizing homogenized discourse. Routledge.
- Reviewed by Rintrona III, A. (2017). Intercultural communication in Japan: Theorizing homogenizing discourse (Review). Iowa Journal of Communication, 49 (2), 203-207.

Journal Editorial Works:

Eguchi, S. (2020-2022). Book Review Editor, QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking. Special Issues/Sections/Forums Edited:

Eguchi, S. (in process). Global queer and trans* studies. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication.

Grimes, D. S., Eguchi, S., & Calafell, B. M. (2021, in process). Mindfulness in the communication discipline: What can it mean? Western Journal of Communication. Scheduled for Spring or Summer Issue.

Eguchi, S. (2021, in press). Im/Possibilities of Queer/Trans Worldmaking Allies: The Commodification of GLBTQ Pride Movement in the Age of Liberal Capitalism. QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking. Scheduled for 8 (2).

McIntosh, D. M. D., & Eguchi, S. (Eds). (2020). Intercultural Performance Communication. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 49 (5), 395-497.

Chevrette, R., & Eguchi, S. (Eds). (2020). “We don’t see LGBTQ differences”: Cisheteronormativity and concealing phobias and irrational fears behind rhetorics of acceptance. QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking, 7(1), 55-120.

Articles in Refereed Journals:

Jones, S.*, & Eguchi, S. (2021, in press). Queerness, sounded: Autoethnographic aurality. Review of Communication, 21(1). Accepted on June 3, 2020.

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, online in press). Racialized im/possibilities: Intersectional queer-of-color critique on Japaneseness in Netflix’s Queer Eye: We’re in Japan! Journal of International and Intercultural Communication. https://doi.org/10.1080/17513057.2020.1829675

Eguchi, S. (in process). What is “Queer Asia?”: A struggling pathway to globalizing queer studies in communication. Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies.

McIntosh, D. M. D., & Eguchi, S. (2020). The troubled past, present disjunctures, and possible futures: Intercultural performance communication. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 49 (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 Autoethnography, 1(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 & Language, 43(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.
Spieldenner, A., & Eguchi, S. (2020). A call to arms: Two queer men of color’s autoethnography of coalition politics. Cultural Studies↔Critical Methodologies, 20 (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 Worldmaking, 7(1), 61-68.

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 Worldmaking, 7(1), 55-60.

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).

Eguchi, S. (2019). Whiteness at the intersections among queerness and disability: A Case of Out at the Olympics. QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking, 6(3), 127-135.

Eguchi, S. (2019). Transnational LGBTQ pride: Whiteness, health, and wellbeing in VICELAND’s Gaycation. China Media Research, 15(3), 83-92. ISSN: 1556-889X

Eguchi, S. & Long, H.* (2019). Queer relationality as family: Yas fats! yas femmes! yas Asians! Journal of Homosexuality, 66(11), 1589-1606. https://doi.org/10.1080/00918369.2018.1505756.

Eguchi, S., Files-Thompson, N., & Calafell, B. M. (2018). Queer (of color) aesthetics: Fleeting moments of transgression in VH1’s Love & Hip-Hop: Hollywood Season 2. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 35(2), 180-193. https://doi.org/10.1080/15295036.2017.1385822

Eguchi, S. & Collier, M. J. (2018). Critical intercultural mentoring and allying: A continuing struggle for change in the academy. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research, 7(2), 49-71. https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2018.7.2.49

Eguchi, S. (2018). Layers of homonormativity in Kevin Spacey’s coming out. QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking, 5(2), 98-104.

Eguchi, S., & Baig, N.* (2018). Examining embodied struggles in cultural reentry through intersectional reflexivity. Howard Journal of Communications, 29(1), 33-48. https://doi.org/10.1080/10646175.2017.1315692

Eguchi, S., & Ding, Z.* (2017). “Uncultural” Asian Americans in ABC’s Dr. Ken. Popular Communication, 15(4), 296-310. https://doi.org/10.1080/15405702.2017.1326604

Eguchi, S. (2016). The Orlando Pulse massacre: A transnational Japanese queer response. QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking, 3(3), 164-167.

Eguchi, S., & Washington, M. (2016). Race-ing queerness: Homonormative intimacies in LOGO’s DTLA. Journal of Communication Inquiry, 40(4), 408-423. https://doi.org/10.1177/0196859916658027

Eguchi, S., & Asante, G.* (2016). Disidentifications revisited: Queer(y)ing intercultural communication theory. Communication Theory, 26(2), 171-189. https://doi.org/10.1111/comt.12086
- Awarded the 2017 Outstanding Article of the Year in International and Intercultural Communication Division by National Communication Association (NCA).

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 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.  
 
Ralph Cooley Top Paper Award Winner, National Communication Association (NCA), International and Intercultural Communication Division, November 2017. 
• awarding the top number one faculty competitive paper among top four faculty competitive papers. 
 
Top Competitive Scholar Paper Award, National Communication Association (NCA), International and Intercultural Communication Division, November 2017. 
 
Top Papers Award, Western States Communication Association (WSCA), Intercultural Communication Interest Group, February 2015.  
 
Top Three Papers Award, Western States Communication Association (WSCA), Intercultural Communication Interest Group, February 2014.  
 
Top Competitive Papers Award, Eastern Communication Association (ECA), Intercultural Communication Interest Group, April 2011.  
 
Top Four Student Papers Award, National Communication Association (NCA), International and Intercultural Communication Division, November 2010.  
 
Top Paper Award, Eastern Communication Association (ECA), Voice of Diversity Interest Group, April 2009.  
 
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.
Men’s Basketball Honorary Guest Coach, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, November 2014.
  • recognizing the faculty who support academic programs of student-athletes.
Committee of Scholars, Eastern Communication Association (ECA), 2014-2015
  • recognizing up and coming scholars within the discipline of communication.
Honorary Guest Speaker, Missouri State University’s Signature Event 10th Annual Public Affairs Conference, Springfield, MO, April 2014.
  • recognizing visible scholars in the field.
Lavender Giraffe Award, University of Denver, Center for Multicultural Excellence, April 2012.
  •  recognizing the courage to “stick out” their necks for LGBTIQ&A issues through teaching and research.

Teaching Style

I approach my teaching as a method to practice my culture and communication research. Specifically, the culture and 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 culture 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 intercultural communication contexts.

Service

I am interested in approaching my service as a way to increase the visibility of diversity and internationalization within and beyond the discipline of communication, the department, and the University. Ultimately, I intend to practice my research and teaching interests through service.

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