The University of Newcastle, Australia

Mentoring spot awarded to UON researcher

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Early career sociologist and new member of staff in the Faculty of Education and Arts, Akane Kanai has been selected for the 2016 Australian Feminist Studies mentoring program for new academic writers.

Ms Akane Kanai

The initiative, which was launched in 2015  by the journal's editors-in-chief, Professor Lisa Adkins of the School of Humanities and Social Science and Professor Maryanne Dever, provides the successful applicant with the opportunity for support in developing an original research manuscript for publication in the journal and operates on a competitive basis.

Applicants are selected by the editors based on the quality and originality of the proposed article, the quality of the writing sample and the suitability of the topic for publication in Australian Feminist Studies.

Dr Kanai’s proposed articles is about theorising changes in the way in which feminism appears in the social landscape. Previously understood as a movement militating for structural social change, she will investigate how, in contemporary contexts, feminism is being translated into ideas of personal transformation in the way individuals think, live and feel.

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