Esperanza Miyake

Lecturer - Department of Languages, Information and Communications, Manchester Metropolitan University

I am an interdisciplinary scholar specialising in critical analyses of gender, race/queerness and technology both as mediated representations and as relating to embodied digital practices in everyday life. Looking at various international contexts, both my research and reseach-led teaching activities span across a broad range of areas in media and cultural studies (e.g. film, music, television, gaming, anime/manga, advertising, social networking, celebrity/fan studies). I have published on a wide range of subjects within media, popular, digital and cultural studies. Currently, my main research focuses on Japanese identity and digital cultures. My other collaborative research looks at the politics of digital refusal. I am passionate about teaching/learning and research as ways to engage critically with theory, practice, ourselves and our increasingly mobile, digitised and mediated world.

Forthcoming book: (2018) A mobile technology of gender: the meaning of motorcycles. London and New York: I.B.Tauris

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer - Department of Languages, Information and Communications, Manchester Metropolitan University

Publications

  • 2018
    Mancunian Pride: The City, Lesbian and Gay Culture, and Local Music-Making Practices. In D.Scott, R.Cowgill and D.Russell (eds.) Music and the Idea of the North. New York and London: Routledge.,
  • 2018
    A Mobile Technology of Gender: the meaning of motorcycles. London and New York: I.B. Tauris,
  • 2016
    Politicising Motorcycles: racialised capital of technology, techno-Orientalism and Japanese spatio-temporality. East Asian Journal of Popular Culture 2(2).,
  • 2015
    Deleuzian motorcycle: Towards a Theory of Motorcycles and the Other. International Journal of Motorcycle Studies, 11(1). ,
  • 2014
    Coming Out with Music: from Gay Subculture to Queer Culture. Manchester Region History Review Journal, Vol 25, pp. 107-125,
  • 2014
    Why is Hepburn so ‘Audrey’? In J. Miller (Ed.), Fan Phenomena Series: Audrey Hepburn. Bristol and Chicago: Intellect Ltd and Chicago UP. Pp. 30–37,
  • 2013
    Across the Universe. In J.Conolly and C.Whelan (Eds.), World Film Locations: Liverpool. Bristol and Chicago: Intellect Ltd and Chicago UP. p.110,
  • 2013
    Captain America. In J.Conolly and C.Whelan (Eds.), World Film Locations: Liverpool. Bristol and Chicago: Intellect Ltd and Chicago UP. p.120,
  • 2013
    Queering Ethnography: Dialogues between Music and Queer Theory. Transposition: Musique et Sciences Sociales, 3,
  • 2008
    Out of Place: interrogating silences in queerness/raciality (ed. with Adi Kuntsman),
  • 2004
    My, is that Cyborg a little Queer? Journal of International Women’s Studies, 5(2), pp. 53–61,

Grants and Contracts

  • 2017
    Role:
    Funding Source:
    Great Britiain Sasakawa Foundation
  • 2017
    Role:
    Funding Source:
    British Academy/Leverhulme
  • 2015
    Role:
    Funding Source:
    Communities and Culture Network+