02.12.2016 - 13:12:45
Who's Who - Kyoko Shinozaki
Kyoko Shinozaki, Acting Professor for Comparative Sociology and Japanese Society, joined us this fall. Welcome!
Karen Shire has a leave of absence during the forthcoming two academic years and is stationed at Ochanomizu University in Tokyo.
About Kyoko Shinozaki
Kyoko Shinozaki, received her habilitation from the Ruhr University Bochum. Below is a summary of her work, research focus and her most recent publications in her own words:
Using mainly an array of qualitative interview methods, e.g. narrative, biographical interviews, expert interviews, and problem-centered interviews, and ethnography, my work examines processes of contemporary international labor migration and mobility into both ‘less-skilled’ and ‘skilled’ sectors from an intersectional perspective along the lines of gender, racialization and social position. More specifically, I focus on the transnationalization of social inequalities articulated in social mobility, careers, and biographies that unfold in the process of international migration. My research is based on the premise that many spheres of our contemporary societies are no longer nationally constituted, but are instead being reconfigured in the larger dynamics of globalization, in which migration and mobility plays a significant part. Global migration has led to new forms of social transformation, including social inequalities and opportunities, which call us for examining issues around social transformation through a transnational lens. My research grapples with the question of claim-making and political organizing by, and for, irregular migrant workers (“migrant citizenship from below”), and career chances of migrant/internationally mobile academics, both women and men, in the context that higher education institutions in Asia and Europe next to North America are increasingly being internationalized.
My most recent publications include:
Migrant Citizenship from Below: Family, Domestic Work and Social Activism in Irregular Migration (2015, Palgrave Macmillan, selected for the session "Author Meets Critic" at the 3rd Forum of the International Sociological Association in Vienna (Research Committee 32 Women in Society, 2016)
Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Special Issue on "Transnational perspectives on intersecting experiences:
gender, social class and generation among Southeast Asian migrants and their families” (fothcoming) edited by Kyoko Shinozaki and Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot
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