Discourse Analysis (Language and Gender, Language and sexuality, queer studies)
Japanese Language Studies
Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies (In Japanese Language Education)
Sociolinguistics (Language and Gender, Language and Sexuality)
Claire Maree is Senior Lecturer in Japanese at the Asia Institute, University of Melbourne. A graduate of UWA (BA) she was awarded a Monbusho Fellowship to research in Japan where she earned both her MA (1997) and PhD (2002) from the University of Tokyo.
Claire has taught Japanese linguistics, multicultural studies and gender/sexuality studies (University of Melbourne 2011- present; Tsuda-juku 2004-2010, Toyo University 2001-2004). Claire's area of expertise is critical language studies, specifically language and gender/sexuality studies, and discourse analysis focusing on critical approaches to language and identity studies. Claire also contributes to the area of language education. She has extensive experience in the study of contemporary Japanese culture/society. She is actively involved in Queer Studies and qualitative approaches to language, gender and sexuality.
Claire's current research project is: ’Writing Identity onto the Screen: Subtitles and captions in Japanese media’ (ARC DP150102964). This project analyses how varieties of language (dialect, gendered speech styles, youth slang ) are written onto the screen in audiovisual media (television, film) as subtitles and impact-captions (text superimposed by a television opaque projector). It explores the attitudes held by editors, producers and translators towards language which influence this process.
Claire is Review Editor (Books) Culture, Gender and Sexuality for the Asian Studies Review
. She is on the Editorial Board of Gender and Language (Equinox)
Claire is past-Treasurer of the Japan Studies Association of Australia (2011-2013) and previously a member of the International Gender and Language Association's Advisory Committee (Past Conference organizer; IGALA6 Conference Chair).
January 2015-December 2017 Australian Research Council Discovery Project Writing Identity onto the Screen: Subtitles and captions in Japanese media’ (ARC DP150102964)
April 2010-March 2012 Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture, Grant-in-Aid “Developing Queer Studies in Japan”
April 2008- March 2011 Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture, Grant-in-Aid “Sexuality and Gender in Japanese”
April 2007- March 2010 Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture, Grant-in-Aid “Queer Studies in Japan”
April 2007-March 2010 Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture Funding for the enhancement and development of teaching methods and student assistance
2007 Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture, Grant-in-Aid for Publication of Research Findings
April 1993 – March 2000 Japanese Government (Monbusho) Scholarship