Asst/Prof Laura Dales
- Contact details
- Asian Studies
The University of Western Australia (M257)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
- 6488 2979
- 6488 1167
- BA PhD W.Aust.
- Key research
- Research interests and publication themes include women’s groups, feminist identification, sexuality and gender in Japan, agency and feminist ethnography.
- Laura is currently doing a postdoctoral research project on transgressive women, marriage and singlehood in contemporary Japan.
Dales, L. 2009. “Feminist Movements in Contemporary Japan”, London: Routledge.
Dales, L. 2008. “Feminist erotica @ the Love Piece Club” electronic journal of contemporary Japanese studies, http://www.japanesestudies.org.uk/articles/2008/Dales.html
Chapman, D. Laura Dales and Vera Mackie. 2008. “’Minority Women Will Change the World!’ Perspectives on Multiple Discrimination in Japan”, Women’s Studies International Forum, vol. 31, no.3, pp.192-199.
Dales, L. 2007. “Feminist fieldwork in Japan (and beyond)”, Outskirts: feminisms along the edge (online journal), Vol 17. http://www.chloe.uwa.edu.au/outskirts/archive/volume17/dales
Dales, L. 2007. “Connection and Collaboration: Women’s centres and NGO women’s groups in Japan”, Intersections (online journal) no.14, http://wwwsshe.murdoch.edu.au/intersections/issue15/dales.htm
Dales, L. 2005. “On (Not) Being Feminist: Feminist Identification and Praxis in a Kyoto Women’s Group”, Graduate Journal of Asia Pacific Studies, vol. 3, no.1, pp. 13-27. Online: http://www.arts.auckland.ac.nz/sites/index.cfm?P=5687
Dales, L. 2005 “Agency and the Parasite Single Issue”, in Lyn Parker (ed) The Agency of Women in Asia, Marshall Cavendish Academic: Singapore, pp.133-157
Dales, L. 2005. “Feminist Futures in Japan– Exploring the Work of Haruka Yōko and Kitahara Minori”, in Mark McLelland and Romit Dasgupta (eds.) Genders, Transgenders and Sexualities in Japan, RoutledgeCurzon: London, pp. 183-199.
REFEREED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
Dales, L (forthcoming). “Language and Learning: Commitments to Asian Studies and the Future”, Transmission of Academic Values in Asian Studies Workshop 2009, Canberra.
Dales, L. 2008. “Connecting Women: NGOs and women’s activism in contemporary Japan”, Activating Human Rights and Peace Conference 2008, Byron Bay.
Dales L. and Chapman, D. 2006. “Feminisms and differences in Japan: Korean-Japanese women’s activism and Japanese feminisms”, Oceanic Conference of International Studies 2006, Melbourne. http://www.politics.unimelb.edu.au/ocis/Dales_Chapman.pdf
BOOK REVIEWS & ESSAYS
Dales, L. 2010. Yu, W-H. “Gendered trajectories: Women, work and social change in Japan“, Japanese Studies. Vol.30, no.2, pp. 309-10.
Dales, L. 2010. Two decades of gender and difference: Celebrating the work of Chilla Bulbeck. A view from Japan, Australian Feminist Studies
Dales, L. 2010. Bulbeck, C. “Sex, Love and Feminism in the Asia Pacific”, International Feminist Journal of Politics, vol. 12, no.2, pp. 279-281.
Dales, L. 2010 「キャリアはスプリントじゃなくて、マラソンだ！」―ワーク・ライフ・バランスの問題
(“A career is a marathon, not a sprint!”: The question of work/life balance), Cutting Edge, Kitakyushu Gender Equality Center magazine, vol. 37.
Dales, L. 2009 「オーストラリアから見た日本の女性センター」(Japan’s women’s centres from an Australian perspective), Women’s Asia 21, Asia Women’s Resource Centre, no. 60, pg 39.
- Funding received
- Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 2009-10.
- Laura is a member of the following professional associations:
Japanese Studies Association of Australia
Asian Studies Association of Australia
Australian Women's and Gender Studies Association
International Gender and Language Association
- Previous positions
- * JSPS Postdoctoral Research Fellow
* Lecturer in Japanese, School of Communications, International Studies and Languages, University of South Australia
- Current external positions
- 2009-10 JSPS Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University
2009-10 Research Fellow, Osaka Gender Equality Foundation
- Research profile
Research profile and publications