Kate Barclay

Kate Barclay



Ph.D., University of Technology, Sydney; M.A., Australian National University; B.A., Adelaide University


Kate Barclay is a lecturer in Japanese Studies at the University of Technology, Sydney and is coordinator of the Japan Studies major within the International Studies program and coordinator of the Japanese Language and Culture program. Her research focuses on the social, cultural and political aspects of economic activity, especially tuna fishing in the Pacific. Her PhD thesis, a study of identity relations in a Japanese fishing joint venture in the Solomon Islands, included extensive fieldwork in the Solomons and research conducted at Kagoshima University (Japan).

Recent Activities

Kate held an AusAID postdoctoral fellowship from December 2004 - December 2005 with the Asia Pacific School of Economics and Government at the Australian National University, undertaking research on Pacific fisheries management. Her most recent work looks at Chinese commercial fishing in Pacific waters.