Shoko Yoneyama

Dr Shoko Yoneyama

Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Shoko Yoneyama is a Senior Lecturer in Asian Studies, University of Adelaide. She has worked extensively in the field of sociology of education, and is recognised internationally as the author of The Japanese High School: Silence and Resistance (Routledge), a comparative study of student perceptions of school in Japan and Australia. She has published widely on youth issues, including bullying and school non-attendance. More recently, she has been working on the topic of animism, from the perspective of sociology of knowledge, especially in relation to the Anthropocene debate.

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 Principal Supervisor A Biography of the Yokohama Foreign General Cemetery: Memorialisation of 'Foreigners' since the Meiji Era Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Toshiki Asakura-Ward
    2014 Principal Supervisor Post Fukushima discourse of Japanese Modernisation through Michiko Ishimure Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Maki Hammond
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2014 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Engaging the Angst of Unemployed Youth in Post-Industrial Japan: A Narrative Self-Help Approach Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time APrf Rie Kido
    2013 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Melancholic Things Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Katherine Tamiko Arguile
    2011 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Public participation in Japan's nuclear energy policy-forming process Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Philip Christopher White
    2011 - 2015 Principal Supervisor A Future to Pine for: Transmodernist Movement in Japan Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Steven Michael Attwood
    2003 - 2006 Co-Supervisor Corporate Warriors or Company Animals?: An Investigation of Japanese Salaryman Masculinities Across Three Generations Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Tomoko Hidaka
    2003 - 2011 Principal Supervisor The Unexpected Transformations of Chinese International Students in Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Glen Stafford
    2002 - 2008 Principal Supervisor Reframing Futoko (School Non-Attendance) in Japan - A Social Movement Perspective Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Miss So Wong
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  • Board Memberships

    Date Role Board name Institution name Country
    2015 - 2016 Council Asian Studies Association of Australia Australia
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2002 - 2012 Editor Japanese Studies Australia
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83135187
  • Email: shoko.yoneyama@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 3772
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Kenneth Wills, floor 6
  • Room: 6 38
  • Org Unit: Asian Studies

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