About Us

Media, Gender, and Sexualities Study Group


We are a collective of scholars teaching and researching issues related to gender, media, and sexualites in Japan. Our study group meets to host public speakers, discuss new books, and share knowledge and ideas online as well as at several universities across greater Tokyo. We now hold most events in a hybrid format to allow for remote participation for our members outside of Japan.


  • Thomas Baudinette (Macquarie University, Department of Media, Communications, Creative Arts, Languages and Literatures)
  • Patrick W. Galbraith (Senshu University, Department of International Communication)
  • Alexandra Hambleton (Tsuda University, Department of English)
  • Adrienne Johnson (Shirayuri University, Department of English Language and Literature)
  • Jason G. Karlin (The University of Tokyo, Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies)
  • Emerald L. King (University of Tasmania, School of Humanities)
  • Masafumi Monden (The University of Sydney, Japanese Studies)
  • Keiko Nishimura (The University of Tokyo, Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies)
  • Megan Rose (The University of New South Wales, Vitalities Lab)
  • James Welker (Kanagawa University, Department of Cross-Cultural Studies)