Yuki Ohsawa is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Japanese Research (CJR) in the Institute of Asian Research, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, and a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in the Department of Asian Studies.
Her research field is modern Japanese visual culture and literature. Her dissertation focused on posthumans in science fiction manga, anime, and literature, exploring changes in the conceptualization of the human body and body-related social issues. She has expanded her research field of Japanese popular culture to include anime tourism and Kabuki theatre.
She taught Japanese popular culture, anime tourism, Japanese language, etc in Canada and in Japan before joining IAR in 2019. She now teaches a course, Critical Approaches to Manga and Anime, in the department of Asian Studies at UBC.