Lyle De Souza

Lyle De Souza is an Associate Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at Kyoto Notre Dame University, where he conducts research to enhance our understanding of minority identities. His work is enriched by his comprehensive interdisciplinary expertise in literary criticism, cultural studies, Japanese Studies, and sociology. His present research project, 'Nikkei Global Literature: Diaspora, Race, Identity & Belonging' (KAKENHI 21K12957), explores the intersections of race, identity, and belonging within diaspora literature.


Discussant: Keynote lecture by Prof. Martin Manalansan (Rutgers U) at the AALA 35th Anniversary Forum on 21 September 2024 at Kobe University. 

Guest lecture: Wit & Humour in British Society and Culture’, Kobe University, 8 August 2024. [Kobe University students only]

Guest lecture: ‘Wit and Humour in British Literature’, Doshisha Women’s College, 28 June 2024. [Doshisha students only]

Fieldwork: Trip to London 22 February to 4 March 2024 to research the Nikkei diaspora, visit universities, libraries, the Japanese Embassy, and cultural sites.

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Banner photo:  Speaking at the 2022 Public Lecture at Kyoto Notre Dame University.