Chika Shinohara

Ph.D. Candidate

Department of Sociology

University of Minnesota

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Research

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My dissertation gEqual Employment Opportunity Policies and Transformation of Attitudes toward Gender-Roles 1985~ in Japanh seeks to address the following question; how have citizens, activists, scholars, and organizations learned and recreated the international legal norm promoting womenfs employment and rights in the local Japanese context? I examine developing legality and legal consciousness on womenfs employment rights in Japan since the passage of the 1985 EEO law.

 

My other major research projects include gSexual Harassment Comes of Age: A Comparative Analysis of the United States and Japanh with Christopher Uggen and gThe Effect of eSocial Expectationf on the Development of Civil Society in Japanh with Koichi Hasegawa and Jeffrey Broadbent. I am excited to start a comparative study with Murat Ergin titled, gUnderstanding Nationalism & Gender – Comparing Media Images in Turkey and Japan.h

 

Research

Ph.D. Dissertation Research in Progress

gEqual Employment Opportunity Policies and Transformation of Attitudes toward Gender-Roles in Japan since 1985.h

Publications

Hasegawa, Koichi, Chika Shinohara, and Jeffrey Broadbent. 2007. gThe Effect of eSocial Expectationf on the Development of Civil Society in Japan.h Journal of Civil Society 3(2): 179-203. [Abstract] [PDF] [Copyright]

Hasegawa, Koichi, Chika Shinohara, and Jeffrey Broadbent. 2007. gVolunteerism and the State in Japan.h Japan Focus December 26, 2007. [Abstract] [Link] [Copyright]

Shinohara, Chika. Forthcoming in 2009. gHow Did Sexual Harassment Become a Social Problem in Japan? The Equal Employment Opportunity Law and Globalization.h In Advances in Gender Research, Vol.13. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Uggen, Christopher and Chika Shinohara. 2008, conditionally accepted for publication. gSexual Harassment Comes of Age: A Comparative Analysis of the United States and Japan.h The Sociological Quarterly.

Collaborative Research Projects in Progress

 gChanging Japanese Views of the U.S. in the World Systems.h With Jeffrey Broadbent, Toru Shinoda, and Yohtaro Hamada.

gUnderstanding Nationalism & Gender – Comparing Media Images in Turkey and Japan.h With Murat Ergin.

Preliminary Exam Paper – May 2003

gWork-Family Policies in the United States, Germany, and Japan: Benefits for Working Mothers.h

Undergraduate Research Project – May 1998

gU.S.Japan International Marriages: Life History Interviews with Japanese Immigrant Women.h

 

Research Assistant

IPUMS-USA Data Project RA for the Population Center, U of Minnesota. Spring 2007 to Date.

U.S.-Japan Sexual Harassment Comparison Study for Professor Christopher Uggen, Sociology, U of Minnesota. Summer 2006, Summer 2005, Summer & Fall 2004.

Gender & Legal Profession Study for Assistant Professor Kathleen Hull, Sociology, U of Minnesota. Summer 2005.

Work-Family Policies with International Perspectives for Assistant Professor Erin L. Kelly, Sociology, U of Minnesota. Spring 2004.

Civil Society in Japan for Associate Professor Jeffrey P. Broadbent, Sociology, U of Minnesota. Summer 2002.

gSex and Politics of Desire in Japanh Workshop & History Search for Assistant Professor Hiromi Mizuno, History, U of Minnesota. Spring-Summer 2002.

Japan Environmental Network for Associate Professor Jeffrey P. Broadbent, Sociology, U of Minnesota. Summer-Fall 2000.

 

Recent Presentations

gShinseidoshugiriron to eShakaitekikitaif de Saikousuru Kintouhougo no Shakaiishikihenka (Re-Considering Social Consciousness Changes after the EEO Law with Neoinstitutional Theory and eSocial Expectationf)h Japanese Sociological Societyfs Annual Meeting in Yokohama, JAPAN. November 17-18, 2007.

gTransforming Law and Social Consciousness in Japan: Perspectives on Contemporary Issues in Family and Work.h American Sociological Associationfs Annual Meeting in New York. August 11-14, 2007.

 gSekuhara no Shakaimondaika (Sexual Harassment as a Social Problem).h Japanese Sociological Societyfs Annual Meeting in Kyoto, Japan. October 28-29, 2006.

gHow Did Sexual Harassment Become A Social Problem In Japan? The Equal Employment Opportunity Law and Globalization.h American Sociological Associationfs Annual Meeting in Montreal, Canada. August 11-15, 2006.

gThe Effect of eSocial Expectationf on the Development of Civil Society in Japan.h With Koichi Hasegawa and Jeffrey Broadbent. American Sociological Associationfs Annual Meeting in Montreal, Canada. August 11-15, 2006.

gSubverting Japanese Tradition? Transculturally Produced New Images of eJapanese Womenf 1985-2005.h University of California-Los Angeles Center for Japanese Studies Annual Graduate Student Conference in Los Angeles, April 22 2006.

gTrust and Gender Roles in Japan: Employment Rights and Work-Family Policy Designs.h Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations in Tokyo JAPAN. August 22-25, 2005.

gAge, Gender and Sekuhara in Japan and the United States.h With Christopher Uggen. American Sociological Associationfs Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. August 13-16, 2005.

gWhat is Going on with Sexual Harassment in Japan?: The Equal Employment Opportunity Law Impact on the Employers and Workers.h Law and Society Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. June 2-5, 2005.

gThe Impact of the Civil Rights Act on Sexual Harassment Consciousness: Explaining the Gender and Cohort Differences with a Policy Perspective during the 1990s.h Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. March 17-20, 2005.

gFueling Even Further Fertility Decline!? The Equal Employment Opportunity Law and Reproduction of Gender Role Attitudes in Japan 1985-2004.h Conference on Reproduction in Modern Japan at Yale University. October 9-10, 2004.

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URL: http://www.soc.umn.edu/~shin0104

 

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