Maki Kimura is an associate professor in Gender and Politics at University College London. The focus of her research and teaching is gender and race in/equality, colonialism, militarism, war memories/memorials, urban agriculture and food insecurity. She is the author of Unfolding the ‘Comfort Women’ Debates: Modernity, Violence and Women’s Voices (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) and a couple of book chapters including ‘War Memorials: Embodying Traumatic Pasts and Constructing Memories of the Asia-Pacific War’ (2021) and ‘Geo-spatial politics of intersectionality: Global and national policy development on women, peace and security’ (Springer, 2021). She has been promoting race equity at the University and also has heavily been involved in feminist peace activism and community projects on food insecurity, sustainability and community gardening.