Vera Mackie (Australia)  is Senior Professor of Asian Studies in the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts at the University of Wollongong in Australia.  She is national co-convener of the Australian Women's History Network. Her publications include the Routledge Handbook of Sexuality Studies in East Asia (2014, co-edited with Mark Mclelland), Gender, Nation and State in Modern Japan (Routledge 2014, co-edited with Andrea Germer and Ulrike Woehr), Feminism in Modern Japan: Citizenship, Embodiment and Sexuality (Cambridge 2003) and Creating Socialist Women in Japan: Gender, Labour and Activism (Cambridge 1997).