Daniel Iwama
Urban Planning
Urban Planning

Daniel Iwama is a doctoral student in the Department of Urban Planning at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. Daniel’s research looks at the spaces of indigenous-state relations in cities around the world. His fields of interest are diverse, spanning urban political geography, indigenous and community-based planning in settler-colonial cities, militarism in the Asia-Pacific region and planning theory. Daniel is conducting dissertation research in Okinawa, where radical politics are reshaping relations with the US and Japanese governments in the latest round of military restructuring.