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Faculty Members

Graduate School of Sociology

Faculty Members: Academic Areas and Research Topics

Major in Sociology, Graduate School of Sociology

AOKI, Sadashige

Professor
Analysis of media society’s structure
Advertising theory, branding theory
Methods of developing and planning effective brand advertising

ARAI, Yoko

Professor

Adult Education Study
Social Education and Adult Education Study, Social Education Legal System Study, Adult Education Movement Study, Kominkan Study

BEPPU, Minako

Professor
International comparative studie of journalistic norms, historical research of photo-journalism and documentary films
Analysis of social memories and journalistic records

DOBASHI, Shingo

Associate professor
Digital Media Studies
Media Technology and Everyday Life, The Co-Construction of Users and Media Technology

ERA, Satomi

Associate professor
Sociology of Work and Industry, Global and Transnational Sociology
Globalization, Employment Relations, Labor markets, Migration and Social Integration

FUJISHIRO, Hiroyuki

Professor
Journalism, study of social media
The role of journalism and media in the social media age; entrepreneurial journalism

FUJITA, Mafumi

Professor
Communication theory, media theory
Analysis of mass media content, especially TV dramas and news

FUTAMURA, Madoka

Professor
International Relations, International peace and security, International criminal justice
The United Nations and a globalized world, peacebuilding

HASHIZUME, Ayako

Lecturer
User Engineering, User Centered Design
Survey and analysis of user behavior in the real situational context

HIGUCHI, Akihiko

Professor
Community policy theory
Social exclusion and subsumption, youth theory, NPOs and NGOs, diversification in work modes

HIRATSUKA, Maki

Professor
Pedagogic research on youth transition
Youth work and youth policies in European countries and Japan

HORIKAWA, Saburo

Professor
Environmental sociology, urban sociology
Historic preservation, community development (machizukuri), community residents’ campaigns, follow-up surveys of polluted sites

INAMASU, Tatsuo

Professor
Media culture theory
Practical understanding of contemporary media culture through video image production

KANAI, Akihito

Professor
Cognitive science, artificial intelligence and visual rhetoric
Analyzing the relationship between narrative and images and their effects on viewers from the standpoint of cognitive science

KATADA, Kaori

Associate Professor
Social policy, welfare sociology, gender theory
Criical social policy theory, analysis of issues relevant to poverty and gender

KIKUZAWA, Saeko

Professor
Sociology of family, aging and the life course, mental health/wellbeing,
quantitative methods

KOBAYASHI, Naoki

Professor
Research on history of media culture and TV archives
Research on “records and memory” in media environment

KO, Mika

Associate professor
Cinema, social representation studies
Minorities, nationalism, multiple culture, gender representation, adapted films in Japanese cinema

LEE, Sunji

Lecturer
Philosophy of Education
Philosophy of Education of Media and Memory

MITSUI, Sayo

Professor
Clinical sociology, care and support theory
Interactive theoretical approaches to social issues related to medical care and social welfare

MOROKAMI, Shigemitsu

Professor
Consumer Psychology, Cognitive Neurosciences
Analyzing consumer behaviors from the perspective  of cognitive neurosciences

OKANOUCHI, Tadashi

Professor
Social theory, international political economics, irenology, international development studies, Mideast research
Human rights and peace issues in international society, basic income research

OSAKI, Yuji

Professor
National integration and ethnic policies in contemporary China
Contemporary China (East Asia) regional research

SAITO, Yuriko

Professor
Theoretical Sociology, Mathematical Sociology
Social Psychology of Fairness, Sociology of What Ought to Be

SATO, Shigeki

Professor
Comparative nationalism research, historical sociology, sociology theory
Nationalism and globalization

SHIN, Changu

Professor
Modern and recent history
Modern and recent history of the Korean Peninsula, history of Japan-Korea relations, studies on colonies, studies on the history of Koreans living in Japan

SHIRATA, Hideaki

Associate professor
Information law, intellectual property right law
Research on laws and regulatory regimes related to mass media and the Internet

SUZUKI, Munenori

Professor
Theoretical sociology
Critical theory issues in contemporary society

SUZUKI, Tomomichi

Associate Professor
Historical sociology, sociology of education
Historical sociology of education, social history of the family, childhood and youth

SUZUKI, Tomoyuki

Professor
Sociology theory, cultural sociology
Sociological analysis of discourses, particularly research into narrations involving one’s self and others and their social conditions

TAJIMA, Junko

Professor
Global Sociology, Migration and Ethnic Studies
Cultural citizenship of Chinese migrants and issues surrounding their second generation

TAKEDA, Shunsuke

Professor
Cultural sociology, sociology of local community, media studies
Considering local community from the perspective of cultural studies and media studies

TAKI, Hirofumi

Associate Professor
Social stratification and mobility, Sociology of Education, Quantitative method
Comparative sociology, Labor market and Inequality, Social survey

TOKUYASU, Akira

Professor
Social systems theory
Social phenomena as seen from the dual perspectives of people and social systems

TSUCHIKURA, Eiji

Associate Professor
Social psychology, Cognitive science, Qualitative psychology
Creativity, Learning by doing and creating, Community building

UNO, Hitoshi

Professor
Organizational behavioral science, social network, business administration
Social network, organization theory, decision theory

YOSHIMURA, Mako

Professor
Asian Studies, Southeast Asian Studies
Global social issues with perspectives of globalization, economies and politics