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Dr Yuki Watanabe

Yuki WatanabeBA(Nanzan), MA, MS, PhD (Kansas)

Lecturer in Gender Studies and Sociology

Contact details

Room 6C10, Richardson Building
Tel +64 3 479 5413

Yuki's research interests include gender roles in mass media, contemporary Japan, ​and computer-mediated communication. She has taught numerous papers in Sociology, Media Studies, Japanese Culture, and Japanese Language.​ Yuki moved to Dunedin from Texas in 2013.


Course co-ordinator for:

SOCI 205: Social Inequality
GEND 207 / 307: Masculinities
HUMS 502: Research Methods in the Humanities

I teach sections of:

GEND 102: Bodies, Sexualities and Selves
GEND 206 / 306: Gender, Work and Consumer Culture

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Alm, A., & Watanabe, Y. (2021). Online translators for L2 writing: A comparison of student and teacher perspectives. In N. Zoghlami, C. Brudermann, C. Sarré, M. Grosbois, L. Bradley & S. Thouësny (Eds.), CALL and Professionalisation: Short Papers from EUROCALL 2021. (pp. 23-28). doi: 10.14705/rpnet.2021.54.1303

Alm, A., & Watanabe, Y. (2021). Functional caption literacy development through intra-formal L2 viewing. Aula Abierta, 50(2), 635-642. doi: 10.17811/rifie.50.2.2021.635-642

Berg, N., & Watanabe, Y. (2020). Conservation of behavioral diversity: On nudging, paternalism-induced monoculture, and the social value of heterogeneous beliefs and behavior. Mind & Society, 19, 103-120. doi: 10.1007/s11299-020-00228-2

Watanabe, Y. (2015, May). Empowered or exploited? The case of AKB48 and girl idol groups in Japan. Department of Sociology, Gender & Social Work, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Department Seminar].