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Department of International Relations
- 2005 Ph.D. - Sociology, University of Michigan
- 1998 M.A. - Asian Studies: Japan, University of Michigan
- 1991 B.A. - East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago
Teaching and Research Interests:
Sociology, Social Psychology, Inequality, Education
Academic Appointments/Professional Experience
Professor, Tokyo International University
Program Manager, MIT-Japan Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Associate Professor, University of Tokyo
Associate Professor, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
Assistant Professor, Bunkyo Gakuin University
Faculty Research Associate, University of Tokyo
Fellowship & Grants
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Ito Foundation Dissertation Research Fellowship
U.S. Department of Education Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship
U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Multi-Year Fellowship
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.