Simon Gough, PhD

I’m Simon Gough, PhD in Japanese Studies from Monash University, Australia.

My field of study is primarily Japanese media cultures, with a particular emphasis on the consumption and production patterns that surround anime, manga, and other forms of popular culture. I have a particular interest in the development of narrative and genre, and globalised consumer engagement with Japanese media.

As of December 2018, I am the Book Reviews Editor for the electronic journal of contemporary japanese studies.

I’m currently a wandering sessional teacher, with experience educating students at the University of Melbourne and Deakin University. Additionally, I am supervising Masters degree research through Deakin University.

I am always seeking opportunities to continue my passion for teaching, research, and developing a greater understanding of how globalised media cultures are shifting in the 21st century.

If you’re interested in my research, don’t hesitate to peruse the information available on either my current projects or research portfolio pages — or just get in touch with me directly through my contact form.