Labour history in Japan and Korea; gender studies in Japan and Korea; Korean modern history ; the factory girl in Korean literature; literary translation; kisaeng and sex work; histories of bonded labour; socialist cultures; Red Love; Korea's Early Communist Women.
Modern and Contemporary Japanese performing arts, visual art and film; Political Aesthetics and War in the 20th century; Postcolonialism; Political philosophy; Memory and Embodiment theory; Nuclear histories
Prehistoric ornamentation and identity in Northeast Asia and Japan; Material culture studies; Archaeological theory.
Modern and contemporary Japanese literature; the problem of subjectivity in the Japanese postwar literary left; literary translation; translation theory; Okinawan fiction
Japanese language; Taisho poet Hagiwara Sakutaro and the ‘modernist’ movement in Japan; Japanese postwar literature and film.
International political theory, ethics, democracy, liberalism, non-traditional security, human security, natural and technological disasters, nuclear energy, artificial intelligence.
Japanese language, education, culture and society; comparative education in Asia, and socio-linguistics (language policy and planning)
Inter-Asia and the Pacific Migration and Mobilities, Migration and Disasters, Inter-Asian Labour Migration, Japan and Australian Transnational Connections during WWII, War and Mobilities/Migration, Minorities in Asia and the Pacific, Postcolonial Studies.
Cultural anthropology; religion, folk beliefs and Qigong practice;
Contemporary Asian and Pacific Art (especially Japan and Indonesia); Museums and museology; Art and Human Rights; Cultural Diplomacy.