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Biography

Thomas is Lecturer in Japanese Studies and the Department MRes Director.

Thomas is the Faculty Representative for the ECR Network.

Thomas joined the Department of International Studies in 2017. He holds a PhD and a BA(Hons, first class) in Japanese Studies from Monash University. 

Research

To date, Thomas' research has utilized the methodologies of cultural anthropology and has focused upon young men's participation in Japan's gay sub-cultural spaces and their consumption of media. Thomas has a particular interest in the role that mediated images of masculinity and sexual desire play in influencing young Japanese gay men's understandings of their desires and identities. His current projects include the ethnographic study of the Japanese gay media landscape and a study of the globalisation of queer Japanese popular culture, including Boys Love (yaoi) manga throughout the Asia-Pacific. Recently, Thomas has begun investigating Korean popular culture fandom in Japan and Australia, with a particular interest in ethnographic study of K-pop fandom amongst queer individuals.

More information about Thomas' research interests are available on his academic blog: http://thomasbaudinette.wordpress.com.

Teaching

Thomas teaches in the introductory stream of Japanese language, and teaches cultural studies and history units related to Japanese. Thomas is also involved in team-teaching related to research methodology and theory for post-graduate students both within the department and across the Faculty of Arts.

HDR Supervision

Thomas is available to supervise Japan-related research projects, particularly those which focus on social scientific methods. Thomas is also available to supervise Southeast Asian studies projects (particularly related to popular culture and gender/sexuality) and research on the Korean Wave.

Recent projects supervised to completion include:

"K-pop: Its Social and Spatial Influence on the Tokyo Cityscape” (Masters of Research, 2018, primary)

Affiliations

Thomas is Secretary of the Society for Queer Asian Studies, an affiliate of the Association for Asian Studies.

Thomas is an Associate Member for the Centre for Media History at Macquarie University.

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Projects 2008 2020

Research Outputs 2012 2020

  • 8 Article
  • 4 Chapter
  • 1 Book/Film/Article/Exhibition review
  • 1 Letter

Japanese Queer Men's Experiences of Gender

Baudinette, T., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Routledge companion to gender and Japanese culture. Coates, J., Fraser, L. & Pendleton, M. (eds.). Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Bachelor Japanists: Japanese aesthetics and Western masculinities

Baudinette, T., 2019, In : Japanese Studies. 39, 1, p. 133-134 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article/Exhibition reviewResearch

bachelor
masculinity
aesthetics
Masculinity
Japanese Aesthetics

Gay dating applications and the production/reinforcement of queer space in Tokyo

Baudinette, T., 2019, In : Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies. 33, 1, p. 93-104 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

reinforcement
anxiety
social media
media service
anonymity

Lovesick, The Series: adapting Japanese 'Boys Love' to Thailand and the creation of a new genre of queer media

Baudinette, T., 2019, In : South East Asia Research. 27, 2, p. 115-132 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

sexuality
Thailand
love
genre
narrative

憧れの世界を読み取る: 一時滞在の中国人ゲイに対する「希望のよりどころ」としてのBL

Baudinette, T., Oct 2019, (Accepted/In press) 変貌するクィア論: アジア諸国のBL. Tokyo: 青弓社

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Prizes

Ian Nish Prize

Thomas Baudinette (Recipient), 29 Nov 2017

Prize

Japan

Press / Media

The Power of K-Pop

Thomas Baudinette

18/08/19

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Why are BTS fans always dismissed as "hysterical teenage girls"?

Stephanie Choi & Thomas Baudinette

21/06/19

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Why Young Aussies Are Obsessed With Korean Pop Culture

Thomas Baudinette

18/04/19

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Aussie K-pop fans are signing up for lessons in everything Korean

Thomas Baudinette

18/04/19

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment