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Members / Early Career Researchers / Honorary Fellows


Members

 

Vera Mackie

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Vera Mackie is Director of the Centre for Critical Human Rights Research. Research projects include the ARC Discovery Project ‘IVF and Assisted Reproductive Technologies: The Global Experience’ (DP150101081, with Sarah Ferber and Nicola Marks) the ARC Linkage Project, ‘Fostering Women Leaders through Educational Exchange, 1930–1980’ (LP150100904, with Diane Kirkby, Tanya Fitzgerald, Tangerine Holt and the Australian-American Fulbright Commission) and the Global Challenges project ‘Australia and the Sustainable Development Goals’. She is a former National Co-Convener of the Australian Women’s History Network, and a Board Member of the International Federation for Research in Women’s History.

Anu Bissoonauth-Bedford

Anu Bissoonauth-Bedford is a Senior Lecturer in French. Her research interests include societal multilingualism and particularly socio-cultural, political and language issues in multilingual creolophone societies. She is currently investigating patterns of language use and language attitudes in New Caledonia, where French comes in contact with indigenous Melanesian languages, Tayo, a French Creole, and English.

Kate Bowles

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Kate Bowles

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Sharon Crozier-De Rosa

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Sharon Crozier-De Rosa is an historian working at the intersection of feminist, nationalist and imperialist, and emotions research. She is currently working on projects that examine anti-feminist shaming across the British Empire and on how women’s activism is remembered transnationally.

Tim Di Muzio

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Tim DiMuzio is a Senior Lecturer in International Studies and Political Economy. He is the author of The 1% and the Rest of Us among other works and has a long standing interest in global inequality and human rights abuses.

Shoshana Dreyfus

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Shoshana Dreyfus is a researcher and teacher who specialises in systemic functional linguistics, genre and register theory, discourse analysis and academic literacy. She has almost 20 years research and teaching experience in functional and applied linguistics, and an additional background in education, in particular literacy education. Her research has mostly focused on non-verbal communication and language disorder, and discipline-specific academic literacy, as well as developments in systemic functional linguistic theory and discourse semantics. In addition to these areas, she is interested in many applications of linguistic theory to a wide range of objects of study including language and power, evaluative language, and media discourse.

 Susan Engel

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Susan Engel is a Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Studies and teaches and researches in the areas of development, international studies, global politics and international political economy. She has a strong focus on the theory and practice of rights-based development.

Sarah Ferber

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Sarah Ferber is Associate Professor in the History Program at UOW. She researches early modern European religion and modern medical bioethics. Her current research projects are a major history, ‘IVF and Assisted Reproduction, the Global Experience’ (with Professor Vera Mackie and Dr Nicola Marks, ARC DP 2015-2017), and ‘Magic, Witches and Demons in Pre-modern Europe and its Colonies’ (monograph for CUP). Sarah has extensive research and administrative experience in the ethics of medical experimentation involving human subjects.

 Charles Hawksley

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Charles Hawksley is Senior Lecturer in Politics with research interest in the areas of State Security and Human Rights, particularly the Responsibility to Protect (RtoP), and Human Security, particularly Food Security. He has conducted fieldwork in Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste and the Solomon Islands on Police-building and RtoP, and is completing a book with Dr Nichole Georgeou (ACU Strathfield) on Police-building and the Responsibility to Protect in Oceania: Gender, Civil Society and Human Rights Culture in Oceania (Routledge, forthcoming 2016).

Claire Lowrie

Claire Lowrie works on the history of labour and colonialism in Southeast Asia and northern Australia. She specialises in the history of Asian and Indigenous domestic service. Her funded projects include an ARC Discovery Grant on the history of male servitude in the Asia-Pacific region (with Julia Martinez, Frances Steel and Victoria Haskins). Her book Masters and Servants: Cultures of Empire in the Tropics, 1880-1930 was published with Manchester University Press in 2016. Claire has also published her work in Modern Asian Studies, the Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History and Gender and History.

 Nicola Marks

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Nicola Marks is Senior Lecturer in the School of Humanities and Social Inquiry. Her research and teaching interests focus on the sociology of science, technology and medicine. She has published on public engagement in science, democratisation of science decision-making practices, and science-society interactions. Specific areas of expertise include the social dimensions of stem cell research, euthanasia and reproduction. She is currently Chief Investigator on an ARC Discovery Project entitled ‘IVF and Assisted Reproductive Technologies: The Global Experience’ (DP150101081, with Vera Mackie and Sarah Ferber). Nicola is Vice-President of the Australasian Association for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science.

Julia Martínez

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Julia Martínez is an historian and Australian Research Council Future Fellow. She publishes on Indigenous and Asian labour history and on Chinese diaspora in Australia and Southeast Asia. Her ARC-funded projects include a history of ‘traffic’ in women in Australia and Southeast Asia and a study of colonial domestic service with Claire Lowrie, Victoria Haskins and Frances Steel. The Pearl Frontier: Indonesian Labour and Indigenous Encounters, co-authored with Adrian Vickers, was recently published by the University of Hawai’i Press.

Mark McLelland

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Mark McLelland is a sociologist and cultural historian of Japan specialising in the history of sexuality, gender theory and new media. His recent publications have focused on the postwar history of Japanese cultures of sexuality and the development of the Internet in Japan, especially the use of the Internet and other new media by minority communities in Japan and throughout Asia.

Robyn Morris

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Robyn Morris researches representations of war, genocide and human rights violations in diasporic Asian fiction and memoir. Her work aims to contribute to a rethinking of issues of trauma, dislocation, and diversity as a regional phenomenon at the heart of contemporary Australian life.

Hironori Onuki

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Hironori Onuki is a lecturer in Politics and International Studies. His research interests lie in the areas of international political economy, global labour migration, gender relations, and human security, with special reference to the Asia-Pacific region.

Sharon Quah

Sharon Ee Ling Quah is a Lecturer in Sociology. She is the author of Perspectives on Marital Dissolution: Divorce Biographies in Singapore (Springer, 2015). Her research focuses on divorce, transnational intimacies and divorce, heteronormativity, non-normative families, feminist perspectives, genders, masculinities, sexualities and social policy.​

Sarah Sorial

Rowena Ward

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Rowena Ward is a Senior Lecturer in Japanese. Her main research interest covers the repatriation of Japanese civilians from Manchukuo and British and French colonies in the Pacific during and after the Asia-Pacific theatre of World War II. Rowena is also interested in issues of gender in the languages classroom.

Andrew Whelan

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Andrew Whelan is a Senior Lecturer in sociology. He has research interests in subcultural media, music, bureaucracy and social organization and social theory. He is co-editor of Zombies in the Academy: Living Death in Higher Education (2013), Networked Music Cultures (2016), author of Breakcore: Identity and Interaction on Peer-to-Peer (2008), and has contributions in the edited collections Researching Music Censorship (2015), Being Cultural (2011), Dichotonies (2009), and Cybersounds (2006).


Early Career Researchers

Amanda Anderson

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Amanda Anderson’s research analyses representations of Korean women in North Korea’s official documents approved by the state for the international community.

Zoë Barker

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Zoë Barker is a PhD candidate working in the multidisciplinary field of Science and Technology Studies with research interests in the sociology of reproductive medicine and technology.

Alexander Brown

Alexander Brown

Alexander Brown is a researcher, activist and Japanese to English translator who recently completed his PhD in the School of Humanities and Social Inquiry. His dissertation examined the spatial politics of the anti-nuclear movement in contemporary Tokyo. He is the author of Remembering Hiroshima and the Lucky Dragon in Chim↑Pom’s Level 7 feat. “Myth of Tomorrow”, which appeared recently in The Asia-Pacific Journal.

Tamara Cooper

Tamara Cooper

Tamara Cooper is a PhD Candidate in the School of Humanities and Social Inquiry at the University of Wollongong. Her research focus is on the British Women’s Missionary Movement and its involvement in debates on the trafficking in women and children in China and Hong Kong during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Marisa Ramos Gonçalves

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Marisa Ramos Gonçalves is a researcher and teacher in the field of international development and sociology, looking at the intersection of human rights’ movements in the global south, memory studies and education. She recently completed her PhD in the School of Humanities and Social Inquiry on concepts of human rights in Timor-Leste, with a particular focus on the intergenerational transmission of memory and ideas of rights.

Paola Miranda

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Paola Miranda is a researcher in human rights law, with a particular interest in gender equality. She recently completed her PhD in the School of Law at the University of Wollongong. Her dissertation examined the effectiveness of The Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) with a focus on Bangladesh’s reservation to CEDAW. Her research looks into the interpretation and application of human rights law domestically.

Vasudha Mohanka

Vasudha Mohanka

Vasudha Mohanka is a PhD candidate in the School of Humanities and Social Inquiry. Her research interests include reproductive technologies, the transformation of bodies due to various technologies and feminist perspectives on bodies.

Pham Thi Thanh Nga

Pham Thi Thanh Nga

Pham Thi Thanh Nga’s research focuses on international standards for children’s rights in the judicial sector and their practical application in Vietnam. Her recent publications include ‘Juvenile Offenders in Vietnam and the Right to Defence’ (Youth Justice Journal), ‘Developments in the Right to Defence for Juvenile Offenders since Vietnam’s Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (East Asian Law Review Journal), and ‘The Establishment of Juvenile Courts and the Fulfilment of Vietnam’s Obligations under the Convention on the Rights of the Child’ (Australian Journal of Asian Law).

Linh Nguyen

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Thi Huyen Linh Nguyen is a PhD researcher based at the University of Wollongong. Her research focuses on the representation of LGBT characters in contemporary movies and resulting social debates. She is also engaged in LGBT movements in Vietnam. Her most recent article is ‘New Zealand same-sex marriage legislation in the Australian media’ (Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies).

 


Honorary Fellows

Vicki Crinis
Vicki Crinis
Vicki Crinis researches the clothing industry, NGOs and trade unions, women’s reproductive and productive labour, labour migration, corporate social responsibility (CSR), labour rights and human rights. Her edited book with Adrian Vickers (University of Sydney), Dis-Organising Labour in the Asia Pacific, is forthcoming from Routledge Asia.

Nichole Georgeou
Nichole GeorgeouNichole Georgeou worked as an aid volunteer and aid organiser/manager in Japan and in Vietnam, working with UNICEF and various civil society organisations prior to becoming an academic. She is an international authority on volunteering for development and was an invited participant at the 2015 Bonn UN Volunteers workshop that set the research agenda for the articulation of volunteering for development with the Sustainable Development Goals. Nichole is the author of the 2012 study Neoliberalism, Development and Aid Volunteering (Routledge). Her work has appeared in Journal of Sociology, Australian Journal of Political Science, Australian Journal of Politics and History, and Voluntas.
Deborah Mayersen
uow125657Deborah Mayersen is an historian specialising in genocide studies.  Her recent publications include On the Path to Genocide: Armenia and Rwanda Reexamined (Berghahn Books, 2014) and the forthcoming edited volume The United Nations and Genocide (Palgrave, 2016).

Kate McGregor

Kate McGregor

Kate McGregor is an historian of Indonesia. Her research interests include Indonesian historiography, memories of violence, the Indonesian military, Islam and identity in Indonesia and historical international links between Indonesia and the world. In February 2014 Kate commenced a four year Australian Research Council Future Fellowship at the University of Melbourne on the project: Confronting Historical Injustice in Indonesia: Memory and Transnational Human Rights Activism.

 


Members / Early Career Researchers / Honorary Fellows