Naomi Popple

Naomi Popple

University of Leeds




Naomi Popple’s research analyses ways in which the 1914 voyage of the Komagata Maru has been represented in little-known literary and cultural productions.

Thanks to the Foundation Naomi was able to visit the Canadian Museum of Immigration in Halifax, Nova Scotia , where The Komagata Maru was told as part of a narrative of ‘failed’ immigration, whereby the Canadian state had failed, as opposed to the passengers At the Canadian Museum of Human Rights in Winnipeg she saw exhibits relating to The Komagata Maru incident as well as an exhibition on the Canadian residential schools, Japanese internment, the Chinese head tax and the murders of several indigenous women.


She also had many more instrumental visits during her trip that helped strengthen her current research.