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About Mark McLelland

Mark McLelland is a sociologist and cultural historian of Japan specialising in the history of sexuality, gender theory and new media. His recent publications have focused on the postwar history of Japanese queer cultures and the development of the Internet in Japan, especially the use of the Internet and other new media by minority communities in Japan and throughout Asia. He is a founding member of the AsiaPacifiQueer research collective which organised the Genders, Sexualities & Rights: 1st International Conference of Asian Queer Studies in Bangkok in 2005. He recently organised a workshop and an edited collection on Japanese Transnational Fandoms with Fran Martin (University of Melbourne), and is working on a long term book project tentatively entitled: 'Kissing is a symbol of Democracy: Dating Democracy and Romance in Japan Under the Occupation 1945-52. Mark was the 2007/08 Toyota Visiting Professor of Japanese at the Center for Japanese Studies, The University of Michigan.


Present Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences, Media & Communication, Faculty of Arts, University of Wollongong

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Honors and Awards

  • BA, MA (Cambridge)
  • Grad Dip in Japanese Language (Sheffield)
  • PhD (Hong Kong)

Contact Information

Location: Bld 19:2019
Phone: +61 02 4221 4305

Articles (24)

Books (1)