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Emerald started her undergraduate degree in Japanese and English Literature at the University of Tasmania in 2001. In 2003-2004 she studied at Kinjo Gakuin University on an AIEJ UMAP scholarship through the University's exchange partners programme. In 2005 she completed her honours in Japanese Literature on the work of author Kurahashi Yumiko. Emerald's current research interests include: violence in text, masochistic theory, fashion, anime and manga, cats, food, witches and vampires.
Emerald's PhD working title - From Kono Taeko to ladies comics: the text as social practice in Japan.
December 2008 - Emerald received a prize for best abstract in the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA)
Conference 2008, Sebel Albert Park Hotel, Melbourne ASAA Prize September 2008 - Emerald outlined the background and contemporary value of manga, anime and cos-play in a radio interview with Shane Foley Interview in MP3 format.
September 2009 - August 2010 Emerald was awarded a Japan Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship for 11 months study at Ochanomizu University in Tokyo.
September 2010 - Emerald was interviewed about her research by the ABC for the Statewide Evenings Interview.
May 2011 - Emerald received a Japanese Studies Association of Australia post-graduate scholarship to attend the association's annual conference to be held in July in Melbourne. She has also had a referred journal article published comparing masochism in ladies comics in Japan with the cult 1960s genre movie on post-war prostitution, Gate of Flesh. In addition, Emerald was the principal organiser of a cos-play fashion event, organised through the auspices of the Australia Japan Society, which became a fund-raiser for Japan earthquake victims. She was also a very successful local press spokesperson for the event and for issues to do with the earthquake.
Authorised by the Acting Head of School, Humanities
15 October, 2012