Professor of Media and Cultural Studies, Monash University.
IWABUCHI Koichi’s research interests are trans-Asian cultural flows, connections, and dialogue as well as diversity, multicultural questions, and cultural citizenship. He has been leading collaborative projects that aim to transnationally enhance cultural diversity through artistic practices, such as "migrant diplomacy” project co-working with the Immigration Museum in Melbourne and the trans-East-Asia Multiculturalism (TEAM) project. His recent English publications include Resilient Borders and Cultural Diversity: Internationalism, Brand Nationalism, and Multiculturalism in Japan (Lexington Books, 2015), “Migrancy and Diplomacy: Fostering Cross-Border Dialogue and Collaboration in the Age of Hyper-Mobility” (The Brown Journal of World Affairs, 2018), and “Trans-Asia as Method: A Collaborative and Dialogic Project in a Globalised World” (Trans-Asia as Method: Theory and Practices, Rowman & Littlefield International, 2019). From April 2020, he will take up a position as professor in the School of Sociology at Kwansei Gakuin University.