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In her research to date, Kumiko has investigated the nexus between individual lives, labour and consumption in post-industrial contexts, as well as social transformation through the lens of transnational migration.

Trained in qualitative methods, she particularly values ethnography as a way to observe everyday practices and approach questions that have long fascinated sociologists and anthropologists alike, such as the relationships among identity formation, capitalism and modernity, and how these interact with issues of gender, class, ethnicity and culture.

Before joining Macquarie University, Kumiko completed her PhD at the Australian National University and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore.



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Research Outputs

  • Japanese labour migration to China and IT service outsourcing: the case of Dalian

    Kawashima, K., 2019, Destination China: immigration to China in the Post-Reform Era. Lehmann, A. & Leonard, P. (eds.). Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 123-145 23 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Introduction for a special section on mobilities and exceptional spaces in Asia

    Kawashima, K. & Yeoh, B. S. A., 2 Jan 2017, In : Asian Anthropology. 16, 1, p. 1-3 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 5 Citations (Scopus)

    Press / Media

    Japanese Working Holiday Makers in Australia

    Kumiko Kawashima


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Cultural exchange between Japan and Dalian, China

    Kumiko Kawashima


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities