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Carolyn S. Stevens

Professor of Japanese Studies, Monash University

Carolyn holds degrees in socio-cultural anthropology from Harvard and Columbia Universities. She teaches and conducts research on a variety of topics concerning contemporary Japanese society, including popular culture and consumption, and social problems in Japan.


  • 2012–present
    Professor of Japanese Studies, Monash University
  • 2012–present
    Director of the Japanese Studies Centre, Monash University
  • 1994–2012
    Associate Professor, University of Melbourne


  • 1995 
    Columbia University, PhD
  • 1986 
    Harvard University, AB magna cum laude


  • 2013
    Disability in Japan, Routledge
  • 2008
    Japanese Popular Culture: culture, authenticity and power, Routledge
  • 1997
    On the Margins of Japanese Society, Routledge

Grants and Contracts

  • 2013
    Sonic Practice in Japan
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council

Research Areas

  • Social And Cultural Anthropology (160104)
  • Asian Cultural Studies (200202)