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July 30, 2021: It’s official! Our New Voices Scholar panel proposal has been accepted, which means that three NVJS authors will be presenting their work side by side (virtually) at the Japanese Studies Association of Australia Conference. 

2021 New Voices Scholars

All three panellists are recent PhD graduates whose work crosses disciplinary boundaries and who seek to make critical interventions in their areas of expertise. Their attendance at #JSAA2021 will be supported by the New Voices Scholar Program.

From left, the panellists are:

The panel is titled “Fresh Perspectives from New Voices in Japanese Studies: Kawaii Fashion, Literature and Japan in Transregional Context”, and will be chaired by #NVJS13 Guest Editor Dr Gwyn McClelland (University of New England). Gwyn will also facilitate a pre-conference workshop for the panellists to discuss presentation strategies and broader ways of finding an audience.

We congratulate the authors on their selection for this year’s New Voices Scholar program, and we look forward to seeing them share their work at #JSAA2021.

Find out more about this year’s panel, including panel overview and individual presentation titles, on our NV Scholar Honour Roll page.


The #JSAA2021 conference will be held online via the University of Queensland, September 29 – October 1 AEST (panel date and time: October 1, 1:00pm – 2:30pm).

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