An independent scholar, Lara Okihiro specializes in the writing and researching of mixed Japanese Canadian Heritage in Toronto. With publications pertaining to topics of Japanese Canadian Internment, literature, racism, social justice, trauma, memory, and education, she writes from a place of personal family history and experience with dispossession. Her recent works include:
- Okihiro, L. (2019). Dwelling with the Land and in History: River Scenes and Cityscapes in Frances Itani’s Requim and Sachiko Murakami’s Rebuild (pp. 273-286). Caliban.
- Bridger, J., & Okihiro, L. (projected 2023). Obaasan’s Boots. Second Story Press.