CV

Komori CV Aug 2017 Web

Jane Aiko Komori

EDUCATION

In Progress: PhD, History of Consciousness, University of California Santa Cruz

BA, Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies and Humanities, Simon Fraser University

HONOURS AND AWARDS

2017:
Departmental Fellowship, History of Consciousness, University of California Santa Cruz

Robert C. Brown Award ($2500 awarded to Simon Fraser University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences students demonstrating outstanding academic and leadership achievements)

2014-2017:
President’s Honour Roll (awarded to students with a GPA of 4.0 or higher)

Dean’s Honour Roll (awarded to students with a GPA of 3.7 or higher)

SFU Open Scholarship (awarded to students with a GPA of 3.7 or higher)

SFU Alumni Scholarship ($500-1000 per semester)

2015:
Kamloops and District Labour Council Scholarship ($1000)

2014:
CUPE 4879 Scholarship ($1000)

2013:
CUPE 4879 Scholarship ($1000)
SFU BC Academic Excellence Entrance Scholarship ($5000 awarded to students with a secondary school average of 95% or higher)

PUBLICATIONS

Forthcoming: Japanese Heritage Vegetable Gardens. Tonari Gumi Japanese Community Volunteers Association and New Horizons for Seniors Program. 2018.

Forthcoming: “Japanese Cheese.” Currents: A Ricepaper Anthology. 2017.

“Deserted Interiors II: Afternoon Obituaries.” Ricepaper Magazine. 2016.
https://ricepapermagazine.ca/2016/06/deserted-interiors-ii-by-jane-komori-afternoon-obituaries/

“Deserted Interiors I: Japanese Cheese.” Ricepaper Magazine. 2016.

“Afternoon Obituaries: a trans-generational graphic narrative.” Matrix Magazine. Ed. Lucas Crawford. Spring 2016.

“Embodied Futures: a comic about aging together.” Guts Canadian Feminist Magazine. Issue 6 (2016). http://gutsmagazine.ca/featured/a-comic-about-aging

“Untitled.” Diaspora Drama Zine. Issue 2 (2015).

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

“Resilient (agri)cultures: Japanese Canadian contributions to British Columbia’s food landscapes.” Oral Histories from the Land and the Sea: A Night of Storytelling at the Sharing Farm. 29 June 2017.

“Harun’s Language: Becoming and Murdering the Outsider.” World Literature Student Conference 2017. 5 April 2017.

“The X Factor: Creative Possibilities Between Lines.” Thompson Rivers University Philosophy, History, and Politics Undergraduate Conference. 19-21 January 2017.

“Imagining Cyber Situatedness.”  The Internet: Bodies, Aesthetics, and Power Symposium, University of Atlanta. 19 February 2016.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2017
Volunteer
                                                                                                              
Tonari Gumi Garden Club
Assist Japanese Canadian elders in the creation, maintenance, and organization of community garden plots. Produce Japanese vegetables for the Tonari Gumi Japanese Community Volunteers Association seniors’ lunch.

Coordinator                                                                                                               
Thompson Rivers University Life Drawing Club
Organize models and artists for weekly life drawing sessions. Facilitate critical conversations about artist-model relationships and responsibility, embodiment, and the gaze.

GSWSSU Council Representative                                                                          
Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Student Union, Simon Fraser University
Represent the interests of the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Student Union’s mandate and members to the Simon Fraser Student Society’s Council.

2015-2017
Victim Services and Training Coordinator                                                   

WAVAW Rape Crisis Centre
Provide emotional support and advocacy to survivors of sexual assault. Train volunteers in anti-oppressive, feminist support skills to answer WAVAW’s crisis line.

2016-present
Community Workshop Facilitator, Various Organizations                         

Create and provide workshops on ageism and experiences of aging for community organizations and service providers in partnership with local seniors/elders organizations.

2015-2016
Editor and Co-Founder

Transfer Zine
Create, collect, and edit content for a quarterly print zine that explores engagements with urban space.

2013-2014
Radio Host, Intra-Venus                                                                                     
CJSF 90.1 FM
Create and air weekly feminist content, including music, interviews with artists, academics, and activists, news, and event recordings. Support other radio hosts in creating unique community content.
LANGUAGES

Japanese (completed a language exchange in 2011, basic speaking, limited reading)
French (conversational speaking, reading, and writing)