Joseph Hawkins, Ph.D., currently teaches anthropology and gender studies at the University of Southern California. His anthropological research focuses on homosexuality and identity in the postwar period of Japan. His translation of “A Tour of Gay Town,” from the Yomiuri Shimbun appears in the recent volume Queer Voices Out of Japan, from Rowman and Littlefield.
Professor Hawkins has also completed an ethnographic film about a Japanese Naked Festival. He was previously the President of the Board of Directors of the ONE Archives Foundation and is currently Director of ONE Archives at the USC Libraries.