Dr Leonie Stickland
PhD, BA (Asian Studies) Hons, GradDipEd (Secondary Teaching), Diploma of Interpreting

Lecturer in Japanese

Teaching area

JPN101 Japanese 1

JPN102 Japanese 2

JPN201 Japanese 3

JPN207 Love and Sexuality in Japan

Research areas

Gender, sexuality, and ageing in the East Asian context.

Awards and grants

Assistant Professor Romit Dasgupta, Dr Tomoko Aoyama, Dr Morris Low, Dr Kyoko Hashimoto, Dr Akiko Uchiyama, Dr Laura Dales, Assistant Professor Tomoko Nakamatsu, Dr Leonie Stickland, Dr Sachiko Sone, Mr Jared Denman 2010, ‘Configurations of Conventional and Non Conventional Family Arrangements in Japan,’ UWA UQ Bilateral Research Collaboration Award.

Doctoral and masters supervisions

Antonija Cavcic PhD (completed 2017)

Daniel Flis Honours (completed 2017)

Philip Hutton PhD (current)



  • Stickland, L., (2015),Accommodating Japan's ageing sexual minorities: the 'family of friends' concept in LGBTI seniors' residential care,In: Configurations of Family in Contemporary Japan, Routledge, pages 33 to 46.


2008      Gender Gymnastics: Performing and Consuming Japan’s Takarazuka Revue, Melbourne: Trans Pacific Press.

Chapters in edited books/journals

2014  ‘Accommodating Japan’s ageing sexual minorities: the “family of friends” concept in LGBTI seniors’ residential care,’ in Configurations of Conventional and Non-Conventional Arrangements of ‘Family’ in Japan, Routledge.

2009       ‘A “Dinkum Aussie” Japanese: Masahiro Ogawa,’ in David Black and Sachiko Sone (eds), An Enduring Friendship: Japan and Western Australia: Past, Present and Future, Crawley, WA: Westerly Centre, The University of Western Australia, pp. 214 –217.

2004       ‘Romanchikku na Nihon bunka toshite: kaigai kara mita Takarazuka Kageki (As [a kind of] romantic Japanese culture: the Takarazuka Revue seen from overseas),’ Kamigata Geinō, no. 154: 25–28.

Book Reviews

2011        Book Review: Tough Choices: Bearing an Illegitimate Child in Japan, Japanese Studies Vol. 1, Issue 2: 289-290.

1999       Book Review: ‘Jennifer Robertson, Takarazuka: Sexual Politics and Popular Culture in Modern Japan,’ Intersections: Gender, History and Culture in the Asian Context, Issue 2, May (Internet) http://intersections.anu.edu.au/issue2_contents.html.

Published Translations

2017       Ogumi, Eiji, trans. Leonie R. Stickland, The Boundaries of ‘the Japanese,’ Volume 2 – Korea, Taiwan and the Ainu 1868–1945, Melbourne: Trans Pacific Press.

2014       Ogumi, Eiji, trans. Leonie R. Stickland, The Boundaries of ‘the Japanese,’ Volume 1 – Okinawa 1818–1972: Inclusion and Exclusion, Melbourne: Trans Pacific Press.

2012       Minamida, Katsuya and Izumi Tsuji, eds, trans. Leonie R. Stickland, Pop Culture and the Everyday in Japan: Sociological Perspectives, Melbourne: Trans Pacific Press.

2011       Amano, Masako, trans. Leonie R. Stickland, In Pursuit of the Seikatsusha: a Genealogy of the Autonomous Citizen in Japan, Melbourne: Trans Pacific Press.

2010       Seiyama, Kazuo, trans. Leonie R. Stickland, Liberalism: its Achievements and Failures, Melbourne: Trans Pacific Press.

2007       Ohbuchi, Ken-ichi, trans. Leonie R. Stickland, Social Justice in Japan, Melbourne: Trans Pacific Press.

2007       Suzuki, Atsuko, trans. Leonie R. Stickland, Gender and Career in Japan, Melbourne: Trans Pacific Press.