Dr Caroline Norma lectures in the Master of Translating and Interpreting degree in RMIT's School of Global, Urban and Social Studies.
Caroline researches gender-related problems arising in the professional practice of interpreters working for migrant women accessing sexual assault, domestic violence, trafficking and child protection services in Victoria, Australia.
Her book on the wartime Japanese ’comfort women’ will be published in 2015.
Caroline’s research focuses generally on prostitution, pornography and trafficking in Australia, Japan and South Korea.
- 2007: Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong research fellow (South Korea)
Caroline is a registered research supervisor, with interest areas of:
- Translation and interpreting
- Japan and Korea studies
- Feminist and women’s studies
- Prostitution and pornography
- Reproductive exploitation
Teaching and learning
Caroline coordinates the following courses:
- LANG1219 Discourse Studies
- LANG1229 Advanced Discourse Studies
- LANG1226/1260 Language Policy and Language Services
- LANG1228 Pedagogy of Translating and Interpreting
- LANG1225 Translation Accrediting Practice (Japanese > English)
- 2012: Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching and Learning, RMIT University
- 2011: PhD (Political science), University of Melbourne
- 2005: MA (History), University of Melbourne
- 2003: MA (Japanese interpreting and translation), University of Queensland
- 2001: BA (Hons), University of Melbourne
- 2000: BA/BBus (Japanese/economics), Swinburne University
2009–2010: Social Inclusion Unit, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Canberra
2003: NAATI accredited professional Japanese > English translator
Caroline is involved with:
Editorial board member, Women’s Studies International Forum
Caroline Norma, ’A state reliant on pornography: Japan in the twenty-first century,’ Globalism Research Centre seminar series, RMIT University, 2012.
Caroline Norma, ’Standing up for sex workers is standing up for pimps,’ The Age, 19 June 2012.
Caroline Norma, ’The conversation hour with Jon Faine,’ ABC radio, 11 August 2011.
Caroline Norma, ’Review note: Wesley Kendall and Joseph M. Siracusa, The Death Penalty and U.S. Diplomacy: How Foreign Nations and International Organizations Influence U.S. Policy,’ Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy (forthcoming, 2014).
Caroline Norma, ’Book review: Julia O’Connell Davidson and Laura Marie Agustin,’ Women’s Studies International Forum, Vol. 32, 2009, pp. 321-323.
- Mulayim, S.,Lai, M.,Norma, C. (2015). Police investigative interviews and interpreting: Context, challenges, and strategies, CRC Press, Boca Raton, United States
- Norma, C. (2015). Catharine MacKinnon in Japanese: Towards a radical feminist theory of translation In: Multiple Translation Communities in Contemporary Japan, Routledge, New York
- Norma, C. (2015). A human right to prostitute others?: Amnesty International and the privileging of the male orgasm In: Freedom Fallacy: The limits of liberal feminism, Connor Court, Ballarat, Melbourne
- Norma, C. (2014). Demand from abroad: Japanese involvement in the 1970s' development of South Korea's sex industry In: Journal of Korean Studies, 19, 399 - 428
- Norma, C.,Taylor, C. (2013). Towards more effective policing of sex trafficking In: Policing Global Movements: Tourism, Migration, Human Trafficking, and Terrorism, CRC Press, United States
- Muldoon, S.,Taylor, S.,Norma, C. (2013). Patterned characteristics of continued and discontinued sexual assault complaints in the criminal justice process In: Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 24, 395 - 417
- Taylor, S.,Norma, C. (2012). The "symbolic protest" behind women's reporting of sexual assault crime to police In: Feminist Criminology, 7, 24 - 47
- Taylor, S.,Norma, C. (2012). The ties that bind: Family barriers for adult women seeking to report childhood sexual assault in Australia In: Women's Studies International Forum, 37, 114 - 124
- Norma, C. (2011). Challenging pornography in Japan: The anti-pornography and prostitution research Group (APP) In: Big Porn Inc: Exposing the Harms of the Global Pornography Industry, Spinifex Press, Melbourne
- Norma, C. (2011). The Koreanization of the Australian sex industry: A policy and legislative challenge In: The Korean Journal of Policy Studies, 26, 13 - 36
7 PhD Current Supervisions