Jane Komori

Jane Komori grew up in Kamloops, British Columbia, with her parents, sister, and nisei grandparents, Art (Hayao) and Connie (Kanako) Komori. From her family, she learned to love gardening, making things, and spending time with animals and in nature.

Jane is currently a PhD candidate in the History of Consciousness Department at the University of California Santa Cruz. Her research is concerned with Japanese Canadian knowledges to do with food, land, and “nature.” She is especially interested in what these knowledges offer in terms of a critique of the settler colonial, capitalist contexts in which they were produced. Jane’s dissertation unfolds through investigations of cultural practices and labor histories that relate groups of immigrants and settlers to indigenous peoples, people to land, and culture to nature.

Jane's writing has appeared in Ricepaper MagazineMatrix MagazineGUTS Canadian Feminist MagazineThe Bulletin/Geppo, Viewpoint Magazine, and Qui Parle: Critical Humanities and Social Sciences. She was also part of the collective that produced Our Edible Roots: The Japanese Canadian Kitchen Garden.