Brent Lue (EAS) is a new Ph.D student in Modern Japanese Literature. Born to Jamaican-Chinese parents in Canada, he grew up in Dallas, Toronto, and Montreal. Brent received his B.A. in Economics and East Asian Studies in 2011 from McGill University, where he began his foray into literary translation and critical theory under the direction of Professor Adrienne Hurley. Brent’s primary research interests involve the study of economic and social violence, nationalism and state formation, minority identity, sexuality, race, and gender in modern Japan. In addition, he has a keen interest in the fields of Lacanian psychoanalysis, migration and globalization studies, Japanese sinology, Kampo, and Asian-American/Ethnic studies.