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MemberThomas Baudinette

…Lecturer In Japanese Studies…

Thomas Baudinette is Lecturer in Japanese Studies in the Department of International Studies at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. Thomas’s scholarly research focuses upon the construction of desire within the Japanese gay media landscape, particularly focusing upon the role stereotypical identity categories played in promoting heteronormative masculinity as desirable within this media landscape. In 2016, he received his PhD in Japanese Studies from Monash University’s School of Social and Political Sciences. He is currently drafting a monograph based upon his PhD dissertation. More details about Thomas’s research projects can be found here. A list of his publications can be found here. Details about his teaching philosophy can be found here. Thomas’ institutional homepage may be accessed here.

MemberHenry Johnson

My primary field of research is the study of people making music. My research outputs mainly have a social focus, with much work crossing other disciplinary fields (e.g., Asian Studies, Japanese Studies, Island Studies, Diaspora Studies, Performance Studies and Cultural Studies). The ethnographic component of my research methods includes original field research in diverse contexts, including Japan, small island cultures (e.g., Japanese small islands, and the Channel Islands), and New Zealand.

MemberMasahiro Morioka

Masahiro Morioka, Ph.D., is a professor at Waseda University, Japan. He teaches philosophy and ethics. His specialties include philosophy of life, bioethics, gender studies, and civilization studies. He was born in Kochi Prefecture, Japan, in 1958. He graduated from the University of Tokyo and worked for the International Research Center for Japanese Studies and Osaka Prefecture University before he came to Waseda. He is considered by many to be one of the leading philosophers in the current Japanese philosophical community. He is the director of the Tokyo Philosophy Project, and the editor-in-chief of Journal of Philosophy of Life ( http://www.philosophyoflife.org/ ). Although his books and a majority of his papers have been published only in Japanese, you can read his English papers, essays, and some translated excerpts from his books on his website, http://www.lifestudies.org , and/or on Humanities Commons. Current Positions: 2015- Professor of philosophy and ethics, School of Human Sciences, Waseda University, Japan. Previous Positions: 2005-2015 Professor of philosophy and ethics at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan 1998-2004 Professor of philosophy and ethics at the College of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan 2001-2003 Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, the University of Tokyo 1997-1998 Associate Professor at Osaka Prefecture University 1988-1997 Research Associate at the International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Japan 1991 Visiting Scholar at Wesleyan University, U.S.A. 1988 Research Associate at the University of Tokyo