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College of International Relations  /
Department of International Relations

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 Robert   O'MOCHAIN  Associate Professor

■Concurrent affiliation
Graduate School of International Relations
■Graduate school/University/other
07/1991  Gregorian University Rome, Italy  ,Faculty of Philosophy (Baccalaureate)  Graduated
11/1996  Trinity College Dublin  ,School of Education  ,Primary Education  Graduated
05/2000  Temple University Japan  Language Education for TESOL  Master's course  Completed
07/2005  Temple University Japan  Education degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology  Doctoral course  Completed
■Academic degrees
Master’s Degree in Education for TESOL (05/2000 Temple University Japan)   Doctoral Degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology (07/2005 Temple University Japan)  
■Career history
09/01/2001-03/31/2006  Tokunin Lecturer, Osaka Jogakuin
04/01/2006-03/31/2012  Associate Professor, Osaka University
04/01/2012-03/31/2014  Assistant Professor, Rikkyo University
■Academic society memberships
Japan Association of Language Teaching (JALT)  
■Subject of research
Male-directed sexual violence in conflict
Connections between hegemonic masculinity and national foreign policy
■Research summary
Male-directed Sexual Violence in conflict;The language of invisibilization Sexual Harassment in Educational Contexts in Japan Roger Casement as a discursive event in the Irish Imaginary

 In the past, I have focused on masculinism as an oppressive force for women and sexual minority individuals in educational contexts. In the future, I would like to make connections between masculinism and violence, including sexual harassment and sexual violence in areas of conflict.
In 2019, I shall work with two ex-colleagues from another university in Japan to apply for a "Kaken-Hi" grant from the Japanese government. The main objective of the research will be to explore sexual harassment in educational contexts in Japan, with a particular focus on the causes for under-reporting of offenses.
My final research interest concerns a figure from Irish history, Sir Roger Casement, a complex individual who merits trans-disciplinary research: international studies, history, queer studies, Irish studies, and literary exploration.
■Research keywords
Masculinities; Gender; Sexual Violence in Conflict; Heteronormativity; Language; Sexual harassment issues 
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Books
Challenging masculinism: Narratives from within education in Japan  Lambert Academic Publishing  08/2010
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Papers
Sir Roger Casement: Life and after-life of inspiration  Robert O'Mochain  Eire  38, 36-56  03/2019
Sexual Harassment: A Critical Issue for EFL in Japan  Robert O'Mochain  The Language Teacher  43/ 1  01/2019
Roger Casement: Peace Profile  Robert O'Mochain  Peace Review  31/ 1  01/2019
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Research presentations
Sexual Harassment  Sexual harassment: A critical issue for educators everywhere.  10/14/2018
Engagement with and translation of Irish poetry texts into Japanese  Rhyme and Rhythm: Irish Poetry in Japanese Translation  08/15/2018
Sexual Harassment Issues and Language Education in Japan  JALT (Japan Association of Language Teaching) Pan-Sig  05/20/2018
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Other research achievements
Certificate of Recognition as Senior Reviewer  Review of 15 Abstracts for International Academic Forum Conference on Education (October 13-15, Tokyo)  06/11/2018-06/18/2018
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Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI)
Link to Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research -KAKENHI-
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Courses taught
2017  IR-BAR102 English Ⅱ  Seminar
2017  Theme Study  Seminar
2017  IR-BAS102 Academic English Ⅱ  Lecture
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■Message from researcher
 Work by the "Refugee Law Project" in Uganda demonstrates the critical need to deepen our understanding of the scope of sexual violence in conflict zones such as east Congo. On-line resources from the Project show families and communities that have been destroyed because people, both female and male, have been subject to sexual crime atrocities. While female victims have some hope of assistance, almost none is available for male victims. There is a need for more scholars to raise awareness of these issues. I would like to contribute to this discussion which is emerging in the International Relations scholarly community.




Regarding female masculinities in Northern Ireland, it is interesting to note the words of one IR scholar, Sandra McEvoy. She has interviewed female members of Loyalist paramilitary organizations in Northern Ireland and represented their experiences. If I had financial assistance, I would try to spend time in Northern Ireland and interview female members of Nationalist paramilitary organizations. Interviews could be analyzed in terms of gender narrative and also in terms of impact on inter-state relations between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.
I would also like to interview men who are stakeholders in the political processes in Northern Ireland to explore narratives of self as male protector and to see if it is possible to predict situations in which gender patterns of hegemonic masculinity move to a more extreme level as “hypermasculinity”
■Tel
075-466-3829
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■Research keywords(on a multiple-choice system)
Gender
Philosophy/Ethics
Religious studies
History of thought
Foreign language education
International relations
Sociology
Education