Dr Helene Bowen Raddeker

Senior Lecturer
BA Hons PhD LaTrobe
School of Humanities & Languages


9385 2335
Room 210, Morven Brown
Kensington Campus


N/A Note: I have retired from teaching and am no longer available for research supervision.
Fields: Culture, Gender, Sexuality, Feminist Theory, Asian History


My research specialization is modern Japanese history, especially gender history, as well as feminist and history theory.  My current research project is more in the area of feminist cultural studies, the focus being on reinventions of history and spirituality as well as ecological critiques in fantasy-writing by women (especially Australian authors).


ARTS1900 Gendered Worlds: Intro to Women's and Gender Studies
ARTS2900 Global Feminisms
ARTS2908 Premodern Japan:  Sex, Status & Power
ARTS3218 Japanese History: Modern Miracles & Mythologies
ARTS3900 Gender & Queer Critiques:  Rethinking History & Other Studies


Affiliations and membership

Member of Japanese Studies Association of Australa & Australian Women's and Gender Studies Association

On editorial committees of the academic journals,  Australian Feminist Studies and (UK) Anarchist Studies

Regular reviewer or referee for the Australian  journals Japanese Studies, Asian Studies Review;  and occasionally for AFS and Intersections

Other information

Postgraduate students successfully supervised to completion
UNSW 1997–
Sally Cove
Robert Loeffel
Usuda Akiko
Pongprad Soonthornpasuch

Roya Sahraei

Honours students successfully supervised to graduation
University of Adelaide, Centre for Asian Studies, 1990-96
Barbara Smith
Ainsley Painter
Anne Phillips
Bridget Waters
Neil McGrory
Andrew Beveridge
Cindy Taylor
Joanna Nursey-Bray
Helen Cavanagh

UNSW History, Japanese Studies, Women's & Gender Studies 1997–
Cathy Milfull
Ariane Cessna
Rob Davies
Diana Adis
Kate Bower
Gemma Edgar
Louisa Harbidge

Scarlet Wilcock