ROCKELL,Kim Forrester

J-GLOBAL         Last updated: Dec 21, 2019 at 10:19
ROCKELL,Kim Forrester
Komazawa University
Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of English
Job title
Associate Professor


Kim Rockell is an associate professor in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Komazawa University, Tokyo. His research interests encompass ethnomusicology and performing arts in education. For the past several years, he has been resident in Japan, where he has been learning the utai [chant] and shimai [dance] of the Noh theatre. His projects have examined plucked-string traditions, Philippine rondalla and Hispanic musical influences in the Asia Pacific, migrant music and music in diaspora, and the music/language nexus. He also is a classical guitarist, versatile performer and teacher. As an educator, Kim has a broad professional experience. He has taught at universities in Australia, Japan and New Zealand and is currently a national alumni representative in Japan for Wolfson College, Oxford University, where he spent time as a visiting scholar while completing his doctorate.

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2019
Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Komazawa University
Apr 2013
Apr 2019
Associate Professor, Center for Language Research, University of Aizu
Lecturer/Tutor, School of Music, The University of Canterbury
Tutor, Music, Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music (CQCM) Australia


Doctoral of Philosophy in Music (Ethnomusicology), College of Arts, University of Cantebury
Master of Arts in Music (Ethnomusicology) with first class honors, College of Arts, University of Cantebury
Bachelor of Music (Performance Classical Guitar) honors, School of Music, The University of Queensland

Committee Memberships

Apr 2016
Apr 2019
University of Aizu  Information Systems and Technology Center ISTC Committee
Apr 2014
Apr 2017
University of Aizu  President of Support Association for International Students at the University of Aizu SAISUA
Apr 2015
University of Aizu  University of Aizu Faculty Housing Committee. Web master and Building D representative
Apr 2014
University of Aizu  University of Aizu Community Affairs Planning Committee

Awards & Honors

Graduate Student Award, Michael Toovey Memorial Prize, University of Canterbury

Published Papers

The Coding Catastrophe: Translingualism and Noh in the Japanese Computer Science EFL Classroom
ROCKELL,Kim Forrester
In S. Dovchin and T. A. Barret (Eds.), Critical Inquiries in the Sociolinguistics of Globalization.Multilingual Matters. Encounters Series   147-167   2019   [Refereed]
Noh in Cyberspace, Empowering the International Voices of Japanese Computer Science Students
ROCKELL,Kim Forrester
All 1st International Festival/Conference on Intercultural Dialogue through the Arts. Fukuoka, Japan. Tiempo 4 All Commemorative Edition   35-36   2018   [Refereed]
English Noh Theater Workshop: Lessons from a Japanese university EFL classroom
ROCKELL,Kim Forrester
The Mask & Gavel   7 38-49   2018   [Refereed]
Music in the Philippine Language Classroom
ROCKELL,Kim Forrester and Ocampo, Merissa Braza
Humanising Language Teaching   19(7) 1   2017   [Refereed]
Incorporating Music in CALL: An exploratory study establishing a protocol for Computer Assisted Language Learning Incorporating Music (CALLiM)
ROCKELL,Kim Forrester
AsiaCALL   11 18-42   2016   [Refereed]


会津で見つかったお宝[A Treasure found in Aizu]
ROCKELL,Kim Forrester
会津能楽会会報   8    2018   [Invited]
Aizu Relay Essay: “Three ‘S’s? Soba, Sake and Samurai
ROCKELL,Kim Forrester
Fukushima Mimpo      Jan 2014   [Invited]
Research Award Recipient Fieldwork Report
ROCKELL,Kim Forrester
NZASIA Newsletter   22    May 2011   [Invited]

Conference Activities & Talks

Noh in English workshop and performance [Invited]
ROCKELL,Kim Forrester
Performance in Education: Research and Practice. Nanzan University, Nagoya   15 Jun 2019   
Making the Invisible Visible: Recognizing Call research in Asian contexts – Call in university settings
ROCKELL,Kim Forrester
16th International Conference of AsiaCALL. College of International Studies and Education of Tongren University, China   2 Nov 2018   
Noh Theater in English with Japanese University Students
ROCKELL,Kim Forrester
Paper presented at the JALT Speech, Drama & Debate SIG Conference. Shonan Institute of Technology, Japan   2018   
English Noh in Cyberspace: A practical solution to the dilemma of oral English production
ROCKELL,Kim Forrester
Paper presented at the 16th International Conference of AsiaCALL. College of International Studies and Education of Tongren University, China   2018   
Translingualism and Noh in the Japanese Computer Science EFL Classroom
ROCKELL,Kim Forrester
Paper presented at the Long Colloquium: The factors of everyday globalization, the relocalization of mediascapes and technoscapes in multilingualism from below, Sociolingustics Symposium SS22 University of Auckland, New Zealand   2018   

Teaching Experience


Social Contribution

Bandai International Exchange Music Festival
[Others]  Bandai International Association  Public Musical Concert/Recital  1 Dec 2019 - 1 Dec 2019
Adjudicator for UTAWIT (Philippines/Japan song competition)
[Others]  UTAWIT  Judging Panel regional qualifying round Kanto region  2019 - 2019