Dr Maki Yoshida
Dr Maki Yoshida is a Lecturer in Global and Language Studies in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies.
Maki Yoshida is an applied linguist whose research interests lie in the field of language, gender and sexuality studies and foreign/second language education. I am particularly interested in the relationship between social structure, language and gender ideologies and the susceptibility to discursive power relations of individual speakers’ negotiation of language and identities.
My recent academic pursuits have focused on the linguistic and visual representations of normative gender and sexuality in Japanese language teaching and learning materials and the impact of these representations on gender and sexual minority youth’s experiences in university Japanese language classrooms. I am keen to contribute to a more inclusive educational environment and society through research and teaching.
- Lecturer and Course Coordinator, Japanese Program
- Committee member, Japanese Language Speech Contest Victoria
- Co-coordinator, International Network of Gender, Sexuality & Japanese Language Education
- PhD (Applied Linguistics), The University of Melbourne, 2018
- DipEd, Monash University, 2012
- MA (Applied Linguistics), Monash University, 2011
- Association for Japanese Language Education
- Association for Language and Cultural Education (ALCE)
- Japanese Studies Association of Australia (JSAA)
- International Gender and Language Association (IGALA)
- Languages and Cultures Network for Australian Universities (LCNAU)
- Towards an inclusive education for LGBTQ students in Japanese as an additional language. Funded by: Toshiba International Foundation Grant 2015 onwards from (2021 to 2022)
1 PhD Current Supervisions