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Dr Maki Kimura

Teaching Fellow in Gender and Politics

Dr Maki Kimura


Dr Maki Kimura joined the Department in December 2009 as a Teaching Fellow in Gender and Politics. She holds a Ph.D. in Gender Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and an MA in Political Science from Waseda University, Japan. Prior to joining UCL, she was a research fellow at the Open University.

Throughout her research career, Maki’s research focus has been in social justice, gender, differences and identities. In her doctoral research she explored the process of construction of subjectivities and agencies of sexually exploited women through their narratives. It also examined the politics of regulation of sexuality and race relations within nation-states and beyond and how this impacted on the (re)configuration of social orders and socio-political relationships.

She is currently developing a small research project exploring the experience of displacement through the framework of gender and citizenship. She also teaches at The Open University in London as an Associate Lecturer.

Selected publications

Peer reviewed Journal Articles
  • Kimura, M. (2008) ‘Narrative as a site of subject construction: through the “Comfort Women” Debate’ Feminist Theory vol.9, no.1
  • Kimura, M. (2010) ‘Citizenship and University: university as a space for enacting citizenship’’ submitted to Citizenship Studies, Special Issue: The Pedagogical State  (forthcoming)
  • Kimura, M. (2009) Headword ‘Sexual Slavery’ entry, Encyclopaedia of Gender and Society, SAGE Publishing
  • Kimura, M. (2008) Book Review, Reflections on Practice: Teaching ‘Race’ and Ethnicity in Further and Higher Education, Learning and Teaching in Social Science (LATISS), vol. 4, no.1
  • Kimura, M. (2007) Book Review, Nationalism and Gender, Feminist Review, no 83, 2007

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