Jessica A. Fernández de Lara Harada started her Post-doctoral Fellowship in the Contemporary History and Public Policy of Mexico from the beginning of this academic year. She holds a joint appointment between the Faculty of History and the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (Latin American Centre) and is an Associate Member with St Antony’s College. Currently, Jessica is developing her first monograph, provisionally titled ‘Non-ethics of war: Racism, Dispossession and the Concentration System in the Disappearance of Mexican Japanese’. It is a social history of race, mestizaje and resistance in Mexico that centres the transpacific experiences of Mexicans of Japanese origins. Jessica received her PhD from the University of Cambridge and is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She was a Research Fellow and Lecturer in Japanese Studies at the University of Michigan (2022-2023), a temporary Lecturer at the University of Cambridge (2018-2022), and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Historical Studies at El Colegio de México (2018-2019). Jessica studied an MA in Latin American Studies at UCL and a BA in Law at UNAM. She is a qualified lawyer with experience working in government.