Studienfach Geschlechterforschung

Dr. Maki Kimura

We are happy to welcome Maki Kimura as a visiting researcher for the summer semester of 2017!

Dr Maki Kimura obtained a Ph.D. in Gender Studies from London School of Economics and Political Science in the UK, and is a Teaching Fellow in Gender and Politics at University College London (UCL). She has longstanding research interests in the issue of sexual violence and intersecting axes of inequality, and in the impact of (transnational) feminism and multi-level governance on redressing intersecting inequalities. Before joining UCL, she conducted numerous research studies on equality and diversity issues in higher education in the UK. Currently, she is exploring the role of state institutions in Japan in promoting gender equality, and also undertaking a research study on war, memory and affective politics analysing how war memorials and memorial sites are experienced and engaged with.

Her main publications include: Unfolding the 'Comfort Women' Debates: Modernity, Violence and Women's Voices, 2016, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan; 'Performativity and Subjectification in the Changing Culture of Higher Education', 2014, British Journal of Sociology of Education, vol.35, no.4; 'Narrative as a site of subject construction: through the "Comfort Women" Debate', 2008, Feminist Theory, vol.9, no.1.