EmPr Tamara Jacka

BA (Hons) (ANU), PhD (Adelaide)
Professor, Department of Political & Social Change
College of Asia & the Pacific
T: 61250923

Areas of expertise

  • Gender Specific Studies 169901
  • Studies Of Asian Society 169903
  • Social And Cultural Anthropology 160104
  • Anthropology Of Development 160101

Research interests

Gender relations and social change in contemporary China; women in rural-urban migration; the Chinese women's movement; approaches to gender and development; and gender and family relations.


Tamara's main research interests are in gender relations and social change in contemporary China. Her publication Rural Women in Urban China: Gender, Migration, and Social Change (ME Sharpe, Armonk, New York and London, 2006) won the American Anthropological Association's Francis Hsu prize for best book in East Asian anthropology in 2007. She supervises PhD students on topics relating to Chinese society, gender relations, rural-urban migration and rural development.

Career highlights

Chair, Chinese Studies Programme, Murdoch University (1994, 1996, 1998-2000); Convenor of Graduate Studies in Gender, Sexuality and Culture at ANU, 2004-2005; Francis Hsu prize for best book in East Asian anthropology, 2007.


Projects and Grants

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