Professor Tamara Jacka
Areas of expertise
- Gender Specific Studies 169901
- Studies Of Asian Society 169903
- Social And Cultural Anthropology 160104
- Anthropology Of Development 160101
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.
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.
Grants are drawn from ARIES. To add Projects or Grants please contact your College Research Office.
- Women's Political Participation, Representation and Well-Being: Learning From China's Villages (Secondary Investigator)
- Gender, family conflict, and suicide in rural China (Primary Investigator)
- Changing Approaches to Gender and Development in Rural China (Primary Investigator)
- Sisters and Sojourners: Stories of Rural Women in Urban China (Primary Investigator)