Contributors to Intersections
Issue 29

Jan Bardsley is associate professor of Japanese Humanities and chair of the Department of Asian Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the author of The Bluestockings of Japan: New Women Essays and Fiction from Seitō, 1911–1916 (Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan, 2007), for which she was awarded the 2011 Hiratsuka Raichō Prize by Japan Women's University. She is co-editor of Bad Girls of Japan (with Laura Miller, Palgrave, 2005) and Manners and Mischief: Gender, Power, and Etiquette in Japan (with Laura Miller, University of California Press, 2011).

Ruth Barraclough teaches modern Korean history at the Australian National University and is the author of Factory Girl Literature: Sexuality, Violence and Literature in Industrializing Korea (University of California Press, 2012). She is the co-editor of Gender and Labour in Korea and Japan: Sexing Class (Routledge, 2009). Currently Ruth is working with Paula Rabinowitz and Heather Bowen-Struyk on an edited volume entitled Sex, Texts, Comrades: Red Love and the Representations of Class, which examines early communist women in the Asia-Pacific—the 'Kollontais of the East'.

Tanya Caulfield was awarded her PhD in the field of Anthropology by the University of Queensland. Her doctoral research considered different female sexualities and lived experiences with regard to unmarried women in India. She obtained her Masters degree, which focused on the dowry violence phenomenon in India, from Monash University in the field of Women's Studies. Tanya has worked with many women's organisations and NGOs in India and several international humanitarian and development agencies, undertaking research on humanitarian and development issues. Her research interests include sexuality, gender, difference and identity in India. Tanya is currently working at the Nossal Institute for Global Health at the University of Melbourne.

Hyaeweol Choi is ANU-Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies and Director of the Korea Institute at the Australian National University. Her latest books include Gender and Mission Encounters in Korea: New Women, Old Ways (University of California Press, 2009) and New Women in Colonial Korea: A Sourcebook (Routledge 2012). She is currently working on a book project that examines the modern history of women in Korea from a transnational perspective by focusing on the dynamic flow of ideas, discourses and people across national boundaries that have triggered new gender images and practices.

Rebecca Copeland is professor of Japanese Literature at Washington University in St. Louis where she also serves as the Associate Dean of University College and the Director of the Summer School. She works on Japanese women's writing, gender and issues in translation. Dr. Copeland's study of Meiji women writers, Lost Leaves: Women Writers of Meiji Japan was published by the University of Hawai'i Press in 2000 and was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2001. The University of Hawai'i Press also published her edited volume Woman Critiqued: Translated Essays on Japanese Women's Writing in 2006. With Esperanza Ramirez-Christensen, Rebecca co-edited The Father-Daughter Plot: Japanese Literary Women and the Law of the Father (University of Hawai'i Press, 2001). She also edited, Modern Murasaki: Writing by Women of Meiji Japan with Dr. Melek Ortabasi (Columbia University Press, 2006). Grotesque, Rebecca's translation of a Kirino Natsuo title, was published by Knopf in 2007.

Sarah Crockarell is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her dissertation, which focuses on contemporary plays in which female characters shape male characters' queer identities, investigates the interaction of feminist and queer theory in dramatic literary scholarship.

Yves Laberge is a sociologist and holds an M.A. in Canadian Studies (1987) and a Ph.D. in social sciences. His post-doctoral research on political communication was done in France. Since 1999, Yves Laberge serves as the Senior Book Series Editor for the book series "L'espace public" and "Cinéma et société" at the Presses de l'Université Laval in Québec. He has held visiting professorships at the University of Iceland, University of Ottawa, Université de Provence in France, and Université de Rennes in France. He has consulted for museums and for UNESCO. His research focuses on American and Canadian studies, social identities, the sociology of culture, media and film studies, Gender and Cultural Studies, Human Rights Education and citizenship studies.

Karen J. Leong Leong is an associate professor of Women and Gender Studies and Asian Pacific American Studies in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University. Although trained in U.S. History, she enjoys the opportunity of developing and teaching interdisciplinary courses. Her book The China Mystique: Pearl S. Buck, Mayling Soong Chiang, Anna May Wong, and the Transformation of American Orientalism (University of California Press, 2005) focused on the intersections of gender, race, class and nation, with an emphasis on the relationship between U.S. popular culture and international relations between the U.S. and China. She currently is writing a book about Japanese Americans in Arizona.

Petra Mahy is a research fellow in the Department of Business Law and Taxation at Monash University. She works on an ARC Discovery Project titled 'Legal Origins: The Impact of Different Legal Systems on the Regulation of the Business Enterprise in the Asia-Pacific Region'. Petra has recently completed her PhD at the Australian National University with a thesis on gender and corporate social responsibility in mining in Indonesia.


Published with the support of the Gender Relations Centre, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University.
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