Dr Shoko Yoneyama, a sociologist, is Senior Lecturer in Asian Studies, University of Adelaide.

In the field of Japanese Studies, she is the second most cited researcher in Australia, and the seventh worldwide with over 1,100 citations on Google Scholar.

She is the author of two books from a leading international publisher (Routledge): 1) Animism in Contemporary Japan: Voices for the Anthropocene from Post-Fukushima Japan (2021), and 2) Japanese High School: Silence and Resistance (1999). Her research on school bullying is well-recognised internationally.

She served a member of the prestigious UNESCO Scientific Committee on school bullying (2020-2021) and contributed to developing a new direction for research into school bullying. The question of how Japanese Studies can contribute to make a fairer and more sustainable future drives her teaching and research. More recently, she has published papers, which have been translated into fourteen languages, on the significance of Japanese anime in a world affected by climate change: see a short article in Global Dialogue. S

he was awarded a Barbara Kidman Womens’ Fellowship (2020) plus various teaching awards including a University of Adelaide Commendation for the Enhancement and Innovation of Student Learning (2021) for reducing climate anxiety among students through university education. She now leads a team of ten researchers at the University of Adelaide for a project on climate anxiety.

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