Dr Emma Dalton lectures in Japanese language courses in RMIT's School of Global, Urban and Social Studies.
Emma researches women’s relationships with the state in Japan and focuses mainly on analyzing the problem of the political under-representation of women. She is interested in illuminating the myriad and intersecting ways that state stakeholders, such as political institutions and the Japan Self-Defense Forces, shape, sustain and draw from competing discourses of gender, often to the detriment of women. She is currently working on a book about sexual harassment in politics in Japan.
Emma supervises postgraduate students from a wide range of fields, including those working on the representation of prostituted women in Thai literature; translation of Japanese policy documents; and issues surrounding feminism, politics and the sex trade in Australia. She is a member of the Japanese Studies Association of Australia, the International Political Science Association and Asian Studies Association of Australia.
Emma has lived and worked in many different regions of Japan for a total of 8 years and continues to visit frequently for fieldwork and to maintain the language. She has taught Japanese at Australian universities since 2007.
Emma Dalton and Caroline Norma 'Japan Leaves Women Behind', East Asia Focus, 17 June, 2019
Emma Dalton 'Book review of Miura Mari (ed.), Nihon no Joesei Giin, Dō Sureba Fueru no ka (How to Increase the Number of Women in Politics), Asahi Shinbun, 2016,' Social Science Japan Journal, Vol. 22, no. 2, 2019, pp. 286-289.
- 2011: PhD (Asian Studies), University of Wollongong
- 2003: MA (coursework, Japanese interpreting and translation), University of Queensland
- 1999: BA (Hons), University of Queensland
- 1998: BA (Japanese), University of Queensland
- Dalton, E. (2020). Women in electoral politics In: The Routledge Companion to Gender and Japanese Culture, Taylor and Francis, United Kingdom
- Dalton, E. (2020). Normalizing the Japan Self-defense Forces via Marriage In: Journal of War and Culture Studies, , 1 - 19
- Dalton, E. (2019). A feminist critical discourse analysis of sexual harassment in the Japanese political and media worlds In: Women's Studies International Forum, 77, 1 - 9
- Dalton, E. (2019). Women as helpmates: the Japan Self-Defense Forces and gender In: Critical Military Studies, , 1 - 20
- Dalton, E. (2017). Womenomics, 'Equality' and Abe's Neo-liberal strategy to make Japanese women shine In: Social Science Japan Journal, 20, 95 - 105
- Dalton, E. (2017). Sexual Harassment of Women Politicians in Japan In: Journal of Gender Based Violence, 1, 205 - 219
- Dalton, E.,Dales, L. (2016). Online Konkatsu and the gendered ideals of marriage in contemporary Japan In: Japanese Studies, 36, 1 - 19
- Dalton, E. (2015). Women and politics in contemporary Japan, Taylor and Francis, Abingdon, United Kingdom
- Dalton, E. (2013). More 'ordinary women': Gender stereotypes in arguments for increased female representation in Japanese politics In: U.S.-Japan Women's Journal, 44, 24 - 24
- Dalton, E. (2012). Positive action for women in Japan's Liberal Democratic Party: A one off? In: Melbourne Journal of Politics, , 1 - 17
1 PhD Current Supervisions
- Barriers to women’s participation in Japanese politics. Funded by: Japan Foundation Fellowship from (2019 to 2020)