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(Last Updated: Nov 26, 2020 16:46)

Thomas Blackwood

Department of International Relations

Professor

tblack@tiu.ac.jp


Education

  1. 2005 Ph.D. - Sociology, University of Michigan
  2. 1998 M.A. - Asian Studies: Japan, University of Michigan
  3. 1991 B.A. - East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago

Teaching and Research Interests:

Sociology, Social Psychology, Inequality, Education

Academic Appointments/Professional Experience

2014-

Professor, Tokyo International University

2012-2014

Program Manager, MIT-Japan Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2008-2012

Associate Professor, University of Tokyo

2007-2008

Associate Professor, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

2006-2007

Assistant Professor, Bunkyo Gakuin University

2003-2006

Faculty Research Associate, University of Tokyo

Fellowship & Grants

2009-2011

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research

2002-2003

Ito Foundation Dissertation Research Fellowship

2001-2002

U.S. Department of Education Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship

1998-2001

U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Multi-Year Fellowship

1999

University of Michigan International Institute Ford Seminar in the Social Sciences and Area Studies

Selected Publications/Conference Papers

“Join the Club: Effects of Extracurricular Club Membership on Japanese High School Students’ Self Image” (with Douglas C. Friedman). Japan Forum 27(2) (2015) (Routledge): 257-275.

“Homo Athleticus: The Educational Role of Extracurricular Clubs in Japanese High Schools.” In K. Okano (Ed.), Beyond Formal Schooling in Japan: Non-Formal Education and Civil Society (pp. 71-91). (2015) New York: Routledge.

“Playing Baseball/Playing ‘House’: The Reproduction of ‘Separate Spheres’ in Japanese High School Baseball.” Sport, Education and Society 15(1) (2010) (Routledge): 83-101.

“Bushido Baseball? Three ‘Fathers’ and the Invention of a Tradition.” Social Science Japan Journal 11(2) (2008) (Oxford): 223-240.

Institute for International Strategy

https://www.tiu.ac.jp/iis/members/blackwood.html