Mackie, Vera Prof.

Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts

  • Senior Professor of Asian Studies - School of Humanities and Social Inquiry
  • Director - Centre for Critical Human Rights Research

Research Overview


  • Vera Mackie is Associate Dean, Research and Senior Professor of Asian Studies in the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts at the University of Wollongong. She is Director of the Centre for Critical Human Rights Research.

    She is Chief Investigator with Sarah Ferber and Nicola Marks, on an Australian Research Council Discovery Project on 'IVF and New Reproductive Technologies: The Global Experience' (2015 - 2017); and Chief Investigator, with Diane Kirkby, Tanya Fitzgerald and Tangerine Holt on an ARC Linkage Project on 'Fostering Women's Leadership through Educational Exchange, 1930–1980'.  She has held an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship focusing on ‘From Human Rights to Human Security: Changing Paradigms for Dealing with Inequality in the Asia-Pacific Region' (2010–2014) and an Australian Research Council Australian Professorial Fellowship (2004–2009) focusing on ‘The Cultural History of the Body in Modern Japan’.

    She is involved in two UOW Global Challenges projects: 'Australia and the Sustainable Development Goals' (Mackie et al.) and ‘Microfinance and Women’s Empowement: Bringing Transformations through Dialogic Accounting’ (Tanima et al.). 

    Vera has varied teaching, research, administrative and supervisory experience in the fields of Japanese language and linguistics, Japanese history, gender studies and cultural studies. She supervises research in Asian Studies. gender and sexuality studies, cultural studies, citizenship studies and human rights research.

    In addition to previous positions at Swinburne, the University of Adelaide, the University of Melbourne and Curtin University, she has been a Visiting Professor at Victoria University, the University of Queensland, Ochanomizu University and Hitotsubashi University and has held fellowships at New York University, the National University of Singapore, the University of the Philippines, Chûô University, the Australian National University and a Harold White Fellowship at the National Library of Australia.

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Selected Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Indigeneity And The Representation Of Transgender Formations Farrell, Andrew
    Doctor of Philosophy Media Reporting on In vitro Fertilisation and Assisted Reproduction in India 1978-2018 Mohanka, Vasudha
    Doctor of Philosophy Mediascapes national imaginaries: LGBT characters media in Vietnam Nguyen, Thi Huyen Linh
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) The Reception of Manga and Anime Culture in Thailand Krairit, Thammachat
    Doctor of Philosophy Shōjo Jump: Women’s Fan Discourse and its Transformative History with Gendered Youth Media Santos, Kristine Michelle

Professional Service Activities


Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • H-3805-2016

Research Overview


  • Vera Mackie is Associate Dean, Research and Senior Professor of Asian Studies in the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts at the University of Wollongong. She is Director of the Centre for Critical Human Rights Research.

    She is Chief Investigator with Sarah Ferber and Nicola Marks, on an Australian Research Council Discovery Project on 'IVF and New Reproductive Technologies: The Global Experience' (2015 - 2017); and Chief Investigator, with Diane Kirkby, Tanya Fitzgerald and Tangerine Holt on an ARC Linkage Project on 'Fostering Women's Leadership through Educational Exchange, 1930–1980'.  She has held an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship focusing on ‘From Human Rights to Human Security: Changing Paradigms for Dealing with Inequality in the Asia-Pacific Region' (2010–2014) and an Australian Research Council Australian Professorial Fellowship (2004–2009) focusing on ‘The Cultural History of the Body in Modern Japan’.

    She is involved in two UOW Global Challenges projects: 'Australia and the Sustainable Development Goals' (Mackie et al.) and ‘Microfinance and Women’s Empowement: Bringing Transformations through Dialogic Accounting’ (Tanima et al.). 

    Vera has varied teaching, research, administrative and supervisory experience in the fields of Japanese language and linguistics, Japanese history, gender studies and cultural studies. She supervises research in Asian Studies. gender and sexuality studies, cultural studies, citizenship studies and human rights research.

    In addition to previous positions at Swinburne, the University of Adelaide, the University of Melbourne and Curtin University, she has been a Visiting Professor at Victoria University, the University of Queensland, Ochanomizu University and Hitotsubashi University and has held fellowships at New York University, the National University of Singapore, the University of the Philippines, Chûô University, the Australian National University and a Harold White Fellowship at the National Library of Australia.

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Indigeneity And The Representation Of Transgender Formations Farrell, Andrew
    Doctor of Philosophy Media Reporting on In vitro Fertilisation and Assisted Reproduction in India 1978-2018 Mohanka, Vasudha
    Doctor of Philosophy Mediascapes national imaginaries: LGBT characters media in Vietnam Nguyen, Thi Huyen Linh
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) The Reception of Manga and Anime Culture in Thailand Krairit, Thammachat
    Doctor of Philosophy Shōjo Jump: Women’s Fan Discourse and its Transformative History with Gendered Youth Media Santos, Kristine Michelle

Professional Service Activities


Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • H-3805-2016
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