Maho Fukuno is a lecturer in Japanese Studies in RMIT's School of Global, Urban and Social Studies.
Maho is an applied linguist focused on the role and impact of language for the individual and society. Her research interests lie in the interdisciplinary field of translation studies, intercultural communication and language education. Her PhD dissertation (submitted in 2023) explores translators' personal journeys and the human and moral aspects of their practices in community translation.
Maho's academic work centres on humanising translators' ethics and practice and is extended to her research on fair, empathetic and morally sensitive language practice, education and services as critical infrastructure in a multicultural society.
- Lecturer and Course Coordinator, Japanese Program
- Professional translation work
- Member of the Australian Network for Teaching Advanced Japanese
- PhD, The Australian National University, 2023
- MTI, RMIT University, Australia, 2016
- BA, Osaka University, Japan, 2011
- NAATI-certified translator from English into Japanese (National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters)
- Project and Policy Officer, NAATI (2013–2021)
- Sessional coordinator, lecturer and tutor, the Australian National University (2018–2022)
- Sessional language trainer, the Canberra Institute of Technology (2019–2022)
- Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)
- Languages & Cultures Network for Australian Universities (LCNAU)
- Japanese Studies Association of Australian (JSAA)
- Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators (AUSIT)
- Japan Association for Interpreting and Translation Studies (JAITS)
- Japan Association of Translators (JAT)
- Fukuno, M. (2023). Translators’ ethics in community translation: A case study of English–Japanese translators in the Australian system In: Community Translation: Research and Practice, Routledge, United Kingdom
- Fukuno, M. (2019). Effects of Translator Age, Gender and Ideology upon Translation Strategies: A Case Study of English-Japanese Translators in Community Translation In: Flinders University Languages Group Online Review: Intercultural Aspects of Translation, Interpreting and Communication, 6, 17 - 32