SOAS University of London

Department of Anthropology and Sociology

Marcello Francioni

BA MA (Cà Foscari University, Venice)
  • Research


Marcello Francioni
Marcello Francioni
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Thesis title:
Onee-kotoba. Language, Masculinities and Sexuality in contemporary Japan
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PhD Research

My research revolves around exploring the ways in which linguistic interactions help us create, negotiate and present a sense of self in everyday life, and the ways in which genders takes shape in Tokyo's gay district Nichome through its bar culture.


  • Anthropology
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Gender Studies
  • Japan