School of Social and Political Science

Miklas Fahrenwaldt

Job Title

PhD Student

Research interests

Research interests

My PhD research is about the Japanese military and how it uses gender to create a strategic narrative of itself. I am particularly interested in how traditionally masculine martial qualities are ascribed to women, looking how this might affect notions of masculinity/femininity, the military's role in society, and ultimately Japanese security policy.

Outside of my current project, the general research themes I'm interested in are:

  • Gender in International Relations
  • East Asian Politics
  • Feminist Theory
  • Japan
  • International Security