Laura Dales

Dr, BA PhD W.Aust.

  • The University of Western Australia (M257), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Personal profile

Biography

Laura Dales lectures in Asian Studies at the University of Western Australia. Her research focuses mainly on gender and contemporary Japan: from feminism, agency and women's groups, to marriage, singlehood and friendship.

She has recently finished an Australia Research Council DECRA project examining intimacy beyond the family in contemporary Japan, and teaches units across Japanese language and Asian Studies.

Previous positions

* 2009-10 JSPS Postdoctoral Research Fellow
* 2005-9 Lecturer in Japanese, School of Communications, International Studies and Languages, University of South Australia

Funding overview

2010-2016 ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DE120101702)

2009-10 Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.

Research

Research interests and publication themes include women’s groups, sexuality and gender in Japan, agency, ethnography, friendship, marriage and singlehood throughout Asia.


Roles and responsibilities

Languages

Japanese

Research expertise keywords

  • Japanese Society
  • Marriage
  • Friendship
  • Gender
  • Femininities And Masculinities
  • Marriage and singlehood in Asia
  • Feminisms
  • Sexuality and gender in Japan
  • Women's groups
  • Agency
  • Feminist ethnography

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