Areas of Instruction:
- HOD 754 The Research Series - An Overview
- HOD 754 Advanced Research Module (ARM)
- HOD 754EH Ethnography
- HOD 754NI Narrative Inquiry
- HOD 754QA Qualitative Data Analysis
- HOD 702 Human Development and Consciousness
- HOD 703 Systems, Society, Culture, Community
- HOD 706 Social Psychology
- HOD 708 Human Learning and Motivation
- HOD 713 Social Change
- HOD 715 Structural Inequality and Diversity
- HOD 716 Global Studies
Scholarly & Professional Interests:
• Human Development
• Transformative Education
• Life-Course in Transnational Contexts
• Social Justice and Diversity
• Frontiers, Borders and Borderlands
• Cultural Identities, Creolization, Creoles
• Transcultural Societies
• Longitudinal Studies
• Dalits and Caste in South India
• Social Change
• Gandhian Studies
• Peace Action
• Cosmopolitans and Cosmopolitanism
• American Anthropology Association (AAA)
• American Educational Research Association (AERA)
• Anthropology of Japan in Japan (AJJ)
• Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)
• Global Studies Association (GSA)
• Japan Anthropology Workshop (JAWS)
• Japan Comparative Education Society (JCES)
• Japan Society for Educational Administration (JSEA)
• World Congress of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES)
Honors and Awards:
• University of Oxford, Senior Associate Professor, St. Antony’s College, The Nissan Institute, Oxford, England
• Kyoto University and Kobe University, Professor of Graduate Education
• Ministry of Education, Japan, Special Grants
• Toyota Foundation Grants
• US-Japan Foundation Grant
• Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP)
• Hyogo Prefecture Board of Education, Special Advisor, Curriculum Author, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
• Committee on a Multicultural Society, Special Advisor to the Governor, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
• Osaka Olympics Bid Committee Member, Only Non-Japanese,
Osaka City, Japan
• Osaka 21st Century Project, Consultant and Member, Osaka, Japan
• Kobe City Earthquake Recovery Committee, Kobe, Japan
• Kobe City Board of Education, Special Advisor, Kobe, Japan
• Worldviews and Borderlands: Journal of Critical Thought and Social Action, Editor and Board Member
• Reimagining Japanese Education: Borders, Transfers, Circulations, and the Comparative With J. Rappleye (Oxford Comparative Education Series, Symposium, Oxford 2011).
• Transcultural Japan: Being Others in the Borderlands of Race, Class, and Identity With S. Murphy-Shigematsu (Routledge, London, 2009).
• Beyond Ethnicity and Nationality, Korean Schools in Japan: Cultural Discourses of "Homeland" and "Host," With S. Lee, Multicultural Education, Spring, Vol 6, 85-98, 2009.
• Creolization in Transnational Japan-America, in P. Toninato and R. Cohen, eds., The Creolization Reader (London: Routledge, 2009).
• Frontiers of Education: Japan as “Global Model” or “Nation at Risk”? with S. Yamamura & J. Rappleye, in S. Majhanovich, C. Fox, and A. P. Kreso, eds., Living Together: Education and Intercultural Dialogue (New York: Springer, 2009).
• Dalit Entrepreneurs on the Edges of Caste and Class: Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship in India With J. Rajasekaran, in L. Dana, ed., Handbook of Research on Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurs (Cheltenham, UK and Vermont, USA: Edward Elgar, 2008).
• Korean Minority Entrepreneurs in Japan: ‘I Want Us to Be No. 1 in Every Area,’ with S. Lee, Handbook of Research On Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurs, in L. Dana, ed., Handbook of Research on Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurs (Cheltenham, UK and Vermont, USA: Edward Elgar, 2008).
• Educating Global Citizens for Social Justice, Race, Ethnicity and Education, Vol. 8, No. 2, July 2005.
• Transculturals, Transnationals: The New Diaspora, With W. Enloe and Y. Minoura, in E. Murphy, ed., Culture and the International School: Living, Learning, and Communicating Across Cultures (London: Peridot Press, 2004).
• Japanese Education in Transition 2001: Radical Perspectives on Cultural and Political Transformation With S. Yamamura, Co-Editor (Adelaide, Australia: Shannon, South Australia, 2002).
• Creole Times: Notes on Understanding Creolization for Transnational Japan-America, in The Age of Creolization in the Pacific: In Search of Emerging Cultures and Shared Values in the Japan-America Borderlands, T. Matsuda, ed. (Hiroshima: Keisuisha, 2001).
• Invited Speaker, “Education in Emergency Situations: The Case of Japan,” CIES Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada, May 3, 2011
• Symposium, “Joining the Global Conversation: Reimagining and Liberating Japanese Education,” Organizer and Co-Chair, CIES Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada, May 2, 2011
• Redefining Education for a Global Era, Chair, Global Studies Association (GSA), Urbana, Illinois, USA May 6, 2010
• Transnational Educational Futures: International Schools, Borders, and Globalization, in the session “Redefining Education for a Global Era,” Global Studies Association (GSA), Urbana, Illinois, USA May 6, 2010
• Globalization, Cosmopolitanism and Creolization: Re-imagining Japan as Transcultural, Global Studies Association (GSA), Urbana, Illinois, USA May 6, 2010
• Globalization, Borders, and International Schools: New Possibilities for Understanding Educational Futures, Panel Co-Chair with J. Thompson and M. Hayden, World Congress of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES) Istanbul, Turkey, 14-18 June 2010
• Transnational cultures: Longitudinal studies of transcultural border crossers, in the session Globalization, Borders, and International Schools: New Possibilities for Understanding Educational Futures, World Congress of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES) Istanbul, 14-18 June 2010
• Circulation of Knowledge and Commodification of Higher Education: Physical and Virtual Movement of Knowledge and Students in the Pacific Rim, Discussant, American Anthropology Association (AAA), New Orleans, USA, November 17, 2010
• Difference and Dissidence in Transcultural Japan: Frontline/Border Posts of Escape and Circulation, American Anthropology Association (AAA), New Orleans, USA, November 19, 2010
• Innovations in Positive Aging: Reflections from Fielding Scholars, Positive Aging Conference, Fielding Graduate University, Los Angeles, USA, December 10, 2010
• The Institute for Social Innovation, Fielding Graduate University, Grant ($8,000) For Study of Dalit Liberation and Social Entrepreneurship in South India
• Ministry of Education Special Grant (¥ 3,600,000) For Study of Zainichi Korean Economic Activities & Entrepreneurs with S. Lee
• Ministry of Education Special Grant (¥ 1,500,000) For Study of Community Experiences of Dalits (Untouchables) in South India
• US-Japan Foundation Grant 1999-2001 (¥ 3,000,000) Creolization in the Asia-Pacific
• Soai University Grants (¥ 7,000,000) For research, sabbatical, and publications: Transnational Life-Courses and Outcomes, Formation of Identity in Transnational Settings, and Transcultural Japan
• Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Invited Lecturer on Culture, Education, History, and Society of Japan (1988-Present)
• Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) With the World Game Institute, USA, M. Gabel, Project Leader, ¥ 11 million grants
• Fulbright Scholarship Interviewer, Fulbright-JUSEC, Tokyo, Japan
• Associate Editor and Senior Advisor, Journal of the Japan Society for Educational Administration
Other Professional Activities:
• President, Vice-President, and Trustee, Japan-America Intellectual Forum
• President Toastmasters International (Kobe, Japan)
• Honorary Member, Toastmasters International (Kobe, Japan)
• Board Member and Curriculum Designer, Project Design (English for the New Century - Five Year Plan) Kobe Schools, Kobe City Board of Education