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2018 New Voices Scholar

Due to publication timelines for NVJS 10, the New Voices Scholar program is on temporary hiatus in 2018. The program will resume in 2019 for the Japanese Studies Association of Australia (JSAA) conference at Monash University.

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2017 New Voices Scholar

New Voices in Japanese Studies is delighted to support Madeleine Sbeghen as the 2017 New Voices Scholar. Madeleine will present a poster presentation on her research at the 2017 Japanese Studies Association of Australia (JSAA) conference, June 27-30 at the University of Wollongong.

Madeleine Sbeghen

“If conservation is approached from a biocultural perspective, efforts to conserve species should acknowledge the local and wider human context by engaging with communities and, where possible, incorporating cultural values to achieve the post effective outcome for that species, as well as for people in the region.”

Madeleine is currently studying towards a Master of Environment at the University of Melbourne. Her case study on community engagement with wildlife conservation in Japan, “Community Engagement with Wildlife Conservation in Japan: A Case Study of an Endangered Bird, the Okinawan Rail (Hypotaenidia okinawae)”, was published in NVJS 9.

Madeleine will present research from her  NVJS 9 paper in a poster presentation at the Japanese Studies Association of Australia (JSAA) Conference on June 28.

2016 New Voices Scholars

Geraldine Carney and Ross Tunney were selected as the inaugural New Voices Scholars. Geraldine and Ross will present their work at the 2016 Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) conference, July 5-7 at Australian National University.

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Geraldine Carney

“Social media helps to fill a void left by a legal system which has not yet adapted to meet the needs of a changing and internationalised form of family.”

Geraldine Carney is a PhD candidate at Monash University, and is also a practising lawyer. She is researching international parental child abduction with a focus on Japan. Her NVJS article is titled, “Disrupt, Support and Document: The Role of Social Media in International Parental Child Abduction Cases involving Japan, and is published in Vol. 8.

Geraldine will present her work under this title at ASAA on Wednesday, July 6, in Panel 7, Children.

Ross Tunney

“The indelible connection to ‘reality’ within photographs is what makes them such persuasive documents; the reality depicted, however, can be unreliable, deceptively simple, or both; this makes the task of analysing them particularly important.”

Ross Tunney is a final-year PhD candidate at the University of Tasmania. His research centres on post-war Japanese documentary-style photography. His NVJS article is titled, “Imaging the Rural: Modernity and Agrarianism in Hiroshi Hamaya’s ‘Snow Land’ Photographs”, and was published in Vol. 7 (July 2015).

Ross will present a related paper titled “Okinawa as Microcosm: Japan, Modernity, and America in the Post-war Photography of Tōmatsu Shōmei” at ASAA on Tuesday, July 5 in Panel 2, Contemporary Literature and Media.

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