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Journal Articles

  • Lupton, D., Wozniak-O’Connor, V., Rose, M. and Watson, A. (2023) More-than-human wellbeing: Materialising the relations, affects, and agencies of health, kinship, and care. M/C Journal, 26 (4)
  • Bakers, S., Rose, M., Due, C. and Karan, P. (2023) Avoiding stuck places: University educators’ views on supporting migrant and refugee students with transitioning through and out of higher education. Journal of Learning and Teaching Practice, 20 (6)
  • Rose, M. (2023) Playful, sociable, cute, quarantined – Interactions with kawaii characters in Animal Crossing: New Horizons during COVID-19. Japanese Studies 10.1080/10371397.2023.2211944
  • Rose, M. (2023) The future is furby: Creepy-cute encounters with a zoomorphic robot. M/C Journal, 26 (2)
  • Rose, M., Kurebayashi, H. and Saionji, R. (2022) Kawaii affective assemblages: Cute new materialism in Decora Fashion, Harajuku. M/C Journal, 25 (4)
  • Baker, S., Due, C., Karan, P. and Rose, M. (2021) Teaching for diversity: University educators’ accounts of care work and emotional labour with CALD students. Teaching in Higher Education
  • Cummings, T. and Rose, M. (2021) Exploring Universal Design for Learning as an accessibility tool in higher education: A review of the current literature, The Australian Educational Researcher, 49, pp. 1025–1043.
  • Rose, M. (2021) Child’s Play? Exploring the significance of kawaii for decora and fairy-kei practitioners in Harajuku through a case-focused analysis, New Voices in Japanese Studies, 12, pp. 80102.
  • Baker, S., Due, C. and Rose, M. (2019) Transitions from education to employment for culturally and linguistically diverse migrants and refugees in settlement contexts: What do we know? Studies in Continuing Education, 43 (1), pp. 1–15.
  • Rose, M. (2018) My heart fluttered: affect and emotion in kawaii fashion communities, TAASA REVIEW, 27 (1), 1214

Book Chapters


Edited Collections

Reports and Public Submissions

  • Rose, M and ANROWS Evidence Portal (2023). Prevention– Evidence and Gap Map (EGM). ANROWS Evidence Portal.
  • Rose, M., and Coates, D. (2022)Reducing relationship and sexual violence: Findings from reviews about the effectiveness of respectful relationships and bystander programs in school and tertiary education settings. Sydney: ANROWS.
  • Cummings, T. and Rose, M. (2019) Universal design for learning: Review of the evidence base. In Disability Innovation Institute, Universal Design for Learning Framework. DIIU UNSW.
  • Rose, M. (2019) Annotations. In Baker, S. (ed.) People from Refugee and Asylum Seeking Backgrounds: An open access annotated bibliography. Sydney: Refugee Education Special Interest Group.

Media Articles and Public Essays


  • Lupton, D., Wozniak-O’Connor, V., Rose, M. and Watson, A. (2023) More-than-Human Wellbeing, UNSW Library 22 May to 18 August.
  • Rose, M. (2023) Future/Pets, AirSpace Gallery, Marrickville 7 to 22 April.
  • Japan Foundation Sydney and Rose, M. (2017). Tokyo FRUITS- 20 Years of Street Fashion, Japan Foundation Sydney, Chippendale, 4 August to 16 September.

Non-traditional Outputs

  • Watson, A., Rose, M., Lupton, D., Flore, J. and Quilty, E. (2022) Re-imagining Care Through Arts Based Methods. ARC Centre for Excellence for Automated Decision Making and Society.
  • Rose, M. and Kōnoike, T. (2022) Rainbow ecologies, Stitching Wonder: Story Telling Cushions, Storymakers in Japanese Art, The Festival of the Fantastic in Australian and Japanese Arts, June to November
  • Rose, M.,  Kurebayashi, H., and Saionji, R. (2020) Makeup in decora fashion, Harajuku Tokyo in More Than Pretty: Girls and Body Decoration (Exhibition), Girl Museum

Public Lectures and Panels

  • Rose, M., Kurebayashi, H. and Saionji, R. (2022) Dressing Kawaii, The Festival of the Fantastic in Australian and Japanese Arts, University of Sydney, 11 December
  • Dale, J., Rose, M., Kanesaka, E. and Monden, M. (2022) Kawaii: The emergence and evolution of Cuteness in Japanese Girls’ culture, The Japan Foundation New York, 27 June
  • Rose, M. and S. Elkind. (2021). Kawaii fashion and cosplay: Similarities and differences, CASA Con, 18 December
  • Dale, J., Rose, M. and M. Alt (2021). Why kawaii conquered the world, CASA Con, 18 December
  • Rose, M. (2021) In game interviews, Breaking Methods Webinar Series.
  • Rose, M. (2018) How Kawaii Invaded Downtown Tokyo, Public Panel, Tokyo FRUITS- 20 Years of Street Fashion, The Japan Foundation and La Trobe University, 28 October
  • Rose, M. (2017) Where have all the lolitas gone? Public lecture, Tokyo FRUITS- 20 Years of Street Fashion, The Japan Foundation, 10 August

Media Appearances

  • 原宿最新ファッションのすべて (2023) ズームイン!!サタデー (Television Broadcast), 5 August read here
  • Furby fans love that it’s strange. Will they embrace its cutesy 25th anniversary makeover? (2023) Los Angeles Times, 29 June read here
  • 「私は日本人」と語ったアメリカ人歌手が炎上の訳日本人にはわかりにくい文化の盗用という問題 (2023), 東京経済, 1 February read here
  • The secret lives of Lolitas, (2015) SBS The Feed (Television Broadcast), 11 November


  • Rose, M. and Gerrand, V. (2022) Cultures of Well-being Symposium, The Sociological Association of Australia and Deakin University, 23 November
  • Rose, M. and Elkind, S. (2022) Arts-based research in Japanese Studies Symposium, UNSW Sydney and the Japanese Studies Association of Australia, 29 September
  • Rose, M., Saionji, R., Tsukada, S. and Sumida Ward Tourism Association (2022) New materialisms in traditional Japanese doll making, UNSW Sydney and the Sumida Ward Tourism Association, 30 September

Selected Conference Papers

  • Rose, M. and Elkind, S. (2023) Identity craft: comparing cosplay and kawaii fashion communities, Mechademia, Kyoto, Japan, 27 May.
  • Rose, M. and Elkind, S. (2022) Becoming tiny cyborgs: Emerging robotic avatars in telepresence-facilitated relationships, Digital Intimacies, Sydney, Australia, 2 December.
  • Rose, M. (2022) New materialisms and girlish consciousness in alternative kawaii fashion communities, Harajuku, The Sociological Association of Australia, Melbourne, Australia, 29 November.
  • Rose, M., Saionji, R. and Kurebayashi, H. (2022) Is kawaii a slur? Creative labour in Harajuku’s decora fashion community, Women in Asia Conference, International online event.
  • Rose, M. (2022) Future Pets: AIBO and affective entanglements in kawaii engineering, Digitised and Datafied Animals: Emerging Technologies and Human-Animal Entanglements, International online event.
  • Rose, M. (2021) ‘Intimately cute’: An ethnographic study of Animal Crossing: New Horizons during COVID-19, Digital Intimacies, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Rose, M. (2019) Feeling kawaii: Femininity and affect in Tokyo’s kawaii fashion communities, Rethinking Critical Femininities: Feeling, Feminist Practice and Beyond, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Rose, M. (2017) Alice becomes author: Moving beyond textual readings of Tokyo’s kawaii fashion, Japanese Studies Association of Australia, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Rose, M. (2016) ‘Kawaii ’til I die’: A new understanding of Harajuku’s kawaii fashion style tribes and their displacement, The End of Fashion: an International Conference, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Rose, M. (2014) Consuming cuteness: The visual code of youth in kawaii (cute) fashion subcultures, XVIII International Sociological Association World Congress of Sociology, Yokohama, Japan.
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