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Adam Broinowski holds a PhD from the Centre for Ideas and the School of Philosophical and Historical Studies, University of Melbourne. A writer and researcher, he has lived and worked in Japan intermittently since 1984. He studied law, Japanese language and performance at Monash University (BA, 1992), and gained his honours with a Monbusho scholarship to Shizuoka University (1993).
For roughly fifteen years, he worked as a professional theatre and filmmaker, which included his own productions, co-devised touring productions with leading Australian theatre companies, and co-making the award-winning documentary Hell Bento (Tetrapod, 1995). While a Monbukagakusho (MEXT) research fellow at the University of Tokyo (Cultural Representation, 2003-2005), he was a core member of Tokyo based Japanese experimental theatre company Gekidan Kaitaisha.
Adam has been a resident Research Fellow at the Alfred Deakin Research Institute (ADRI), Deakin University, and a lecture at the VCAM and the Asia Institute, University of Melbourne. He has been the beneficiary of numerous grants including Asialink, Australia Council, Japan Foundation, Arts Victoria, Arts NSW, Monbukagakusho, the Australian Postgraduate Award, the Alfred Deakin Research Fellowship before becoming a DECRA recipient at the School of Culture, History and Languages, College of Asia and the Pacific, at the Australian National University in 2013. His research is published in several articles, journals and book chapters. His monograph on the aesthetic history of the body in Japan from the post-war to the present is forthcoming (2014).
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