Researcher

Dr Katrina Moore

Field of Research (FoR)

Biography

Katrina is a Lecturer of Anthropology at the School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW.

She specialises in the study of ageing and gender in Japan. She has published articles on the Japanese performing arts, identity and self-actualisation in old age, and the transformation of marital relationships in later life.  Her book, Joy of Noh: Embodied Learning and Discipline in Urban Japan, explores the amateur...view more

Katrina is a Lecturer of Anthropology at the School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW.

She specialises in the study of ageing and gender in Japan. She has published articles on the Japanese performing arts, identity and self-actualisation in old age, and the transformation of marital relationships in later life.  Her book, Joy of Noh: Embodied Learning and Discipline in Urban Japan, explores the amateur practitioners of the Noh Theatre and the contributions they make to sustaining this performance art in the 21st century.Looking at daily experiences of training for and staging theatrical performances, Joy of Noh analyzes the way the body becomes the medium through which amateurs explore new states of self. 

Katrina supervises postgraduate and honours students and regularly reviews books and journal articles for anthropology and Japanese studies journals.

Research Areas

Theories of the self, life cycle, ageing and wellbeing, cultures of retirement, later life learning

Current Research Projects

Gender, Ageing, and the Performing Arts in Japan
A book on amateur practitioners of the Noh Theatre and the contributions they make to sustaining this performance art in the 21st century. It focuses on the elderly’s adoption of Noh as a medium of wellbeing creation and social participation in late life. 

 

 

Postgraduate Research Supervision

Areas of Supervision
Gender Dynamics, Ageing
  
Current Postgraduate Research Supervision
 Ham Shian Boo, Sociology, gender division of household labor in Malaysia

 NIcodemus Lim, Social Work, communities of care in Australia and Singapore

Teaching
Katrina teaches courses on the life-course, living and dying, technology and culture, and contemporary Japanese society.

Teaching areas

Old Age and Ageing, Birth and Death, Life Cycle, Culture and Society

Current teaching

ARTS 2872 Living and Dying
ARTS 2877 Technology, Culture and Society
ARTS 3883 Exploring the Life-Course

Affiliation and Memberships

  • Japanese Studies Association of Australia
  • Association of Asian Studies
  • American Anthropological Association
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Location

Morven Brown 167

Contact

+61 2 9385 2833