1991/07 Gregorian University Rome, Italy ,Faculty of Philosophy (Baccalaureate) 卒業
1996/11 Trinity College Dublin ,School of Education ,Primary Education 卒業
2000/05 Temple University Japan Language Education for TESOL 修士課程 修了
2005/07 Temple University Japan Education degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology 博士課程 修了
Master’s Degree in Education for TESOL (2000/05 Temple University Japan)
Doctoral Degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology (2005/07 Temple University Japan)
2001/09/01-2006/03/31 Tokunin Lecturer, Osaka Jogakuin
2006/04/01-2012/03/31 Associate Professor, Osaka University
2012/04/01-2014/03/31 Assistant Professor, Rikkyo University
Japan Association of Language Teaching (JALT)
Male-directed sexual violence in conflict
Connections between hegemonic masculinity and national foreign policy
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.
Masculinities; Gender; Sexual Violence in Conflict; Heteronormativity; Language; Sexual harassment issues
Challenging masculinism: Narratives from within education in Japan Lambert Academic Publishing 2010/08
Sir Roger Casement: Life and after-life of inspiration Robert O'Mochain エール 38, 36-56 2019/03
Sexual Harassment: A Critical Issue for EFL in Japan Robert O'Mochain The Language Teacher 43/ 1 2019/01
Roger Casement: Peace Profile Robert O'Mochain Peace Review 31/ 1 2019/01
Sexual Harassment Sexual harassment: A critical issue for educators everywhere. 2018/10/14
Engagement with and translation of Irish poetry texts into Japanese Rhyme and Rhythm: Irish Poetry in Japanese Translation 2018/08/15
Sexual Harassment Issues and Language Education in Japan JALT (Japan Association of Language Teaching) Pan-Sig 2018/05/20
Certificate of Recognition as Senior Reviewer Review of 15 Abstracts for International Academic Forum Conference on Education (October 13-15, Tokyo) 2018/06/11-2018/06/18
2017 IR-BAR102 英語Ⅱ 演習
2017 Theme Study 演習
2017 IR-BAS102 Academic English Ⅱ 講義
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”