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- 2010. PhD in Sociology. University of California-Davis, USA.
Dissertation Title: You Can’t Go Home Again: Japanese Peruvian Immigrants and the Struggle for Integration and Identity in the Japanese Homeland. (A review of this dissertation is available at dissertationreviews.org.)
Committee: Lyn Lofland (chair), Bruce Haynes, John Lie, Ayumi Takenaka
- 2005-07. Fulbright Graduate Research Fellow. United States Department of State/Japan-United States Education Commission. Tokyo, Japan. Also Visiting Research Student. Aichi Prefectural University. Nagakute, Japan.
- 2002. MA in Sociology. University of California-Davis, USA.
- 1989. BA with honors in Sociology. University of California-Santa Cruz, USA.
- Associate Professor (tenured), College of DuPage. Glen Ellyn, USA. 2018-present.
- Associate Professor, College of DuPage. Glen Ellyn, USA. 2017-2018.
- Assistant Professor, College of DuPage. Glen Ellyn, USA. 2015-2017.
- Associate Professor, Ritsumeikan University, College of International Relations. Kyoto, Japan. 2011-2015.
- Lecturer, University of California-Davis, Department of Sociology. Davis, USA. 2010-2011.
Refereed Journal Articles
- 2013. “Separate and Unequal: The Remedial Japanese Language Classroom as an Ethnic Project.“ The Asia Pacific Journal 11(32):3. Revised and updated version of chapter in Language and Citizenship in Japan (2012).
- 2007. “Ethnic Boundary Enforcers: Conceptualizing Japanese Teachers’ Treatment of Migrant Latino Parents.” Shakai Fukushi Kenkyū [Social Welfare Studies] 9:77-87.
- 2007. “Teaching and Learning Across an Ethnic Divide: Peruvian Parents and a Japanese School.” Imin Kenkyū [Immigration Studies] 3:89-104.
- 1994. “A Comparison of Outreach Strategies for Hispanic Caregivers of Alzheimer’s Victims.” Clinical Gerontologist 15:57-63. Listing of authors: Gallagher-Thompson, Dolores, Robert S. Moorehead, Theresa Polich, David Arguello, Carmen Johnson, Veronica Rodriguez, and Mary Meyer.
- 2012. “Remedial Language Education and Citizenship: Examining the JSL Classroom as an Ethnic Project.” Pp. 98-116 in Language and Citizenship in Japan, edited by Nanette Gottlieb. London: Routledge.
- 2016. Transnational Faiths: Latin-American Immigrants and their Religions in Japan, edited by Hugo Córdova Quero and Rafael Shoji. In Social Science Japan Journal 19:247-250.
- 2014. “Bringing Class and Indigeneity in, but Leaving Japaneseness out.” Review essay of On the Margins of Empire: Buraku and Korean Identity in Prewar and Wartime Japan by Jeffrey Paul Bayliss, and Japan’s Ainu Minority in Tokyo: Urban Indigeneity and Cultural Politics by Mark K. Watson. Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review 3(2):619-628.
- 2012. Lost in Transition: Youth, Work, and Instability in Postindustrial Japan, by Mary C. Brinton. In Contemporary Sociology 41:320-321.
- 2012. Minorities and Education in Multicultural Japan: An Interactive Approach, edited by Ryoko Tsuneyoshi, Kaori H. Okano, and Sarane Spence Boocock. In Social Science Japan Journal 15:146-149.
- 2009. Multiculturalism in the New Japan: Crossing the Boundaries Within, edited by Nelson H.H. Graburn, John Ertl, and R. Kenji Tierney. In Pacific Affairs 82(1):137-139.
- 2014. “Defining Peruvians as a Problem: Ethnic Projects and Resistance at a Japanese Elementary School.” Damunhwawa Ingan [Multicultural Studies] 3(1):31-60. Proceedings of the Conference “Ins and Outs of Migration: Migration and the Life-World in Global Asia.” Catholic University of Daegu, Korea.
Manuscripts in Preparation
- “Defining Peruvians as a Problem: Ethnic Projects and Resistance at a Japanese Elementary School.” Article manuscript in progress.
- “Gaijin Insiders and Outsiders: Foreigners’ Fluid and Contingent Status in Japan.” Article manuscript in progress.
- “Meet Me in the Middle: The Selective Assimilation of Japanese Peruvian Immigrants in Japan.” Article manuscript in progress.
- Caught in the Middle: The Assimilation and Education of Peruvian Children in Japan. Book manuscript in progress.
- 2001. Survey to Determine the Status of Domestic Violence in the State of California. Sacramento, CA: Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. Listing of authors: Hendricks, Colleen, Robert Moorehead, Diane Carlson, and Richard Fernandez.
- 1992. Cómo controlar su frustración: Una clase para personas que atienden a un familiar enfermo. Palo Alto, CA: Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Listing of authors: Gallagher-Thompson, Dolores, David Arguello, Carmen Johnson, Robert S. Moorehead, and Theresa Polich.
- 1992. Controlling Your Frustration: A Class for Caregivers. Palo Alto, CA: Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Listing of authors: Gallagher-Thompson, Dolores, Jonathan Rose, Margaret Florsheim, Frank Gantz, Paulette Jacome, Susan Del Maestro, Laura Peters, David Arguello, Carmen Johnson, Robert S. Moorehead, Theresa Polich, Margaret Chesney, and Larry W. Thompson.
ACADEMIC AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS, AND RESEARCH FUNDING
- 2014-15. Faculty Research Grant, Ritsumeikan University.
- 2014. International Research Travel Grant, Ritsumeikan University.
- 2013-14. Faculty Research Grant, Ritsumeikan University.
- 2013-14. Faculty Development Grant, Ritsumeikan University
- 2012-13. Faculty Research Grant, Ritsumeikan University.
- 2012-13. Faculty Development Grant, Ritsumeikan University.
- 2011-12. Faculty Research Grant, Ritsumeikan University.
- 2009. Dissertation Fellowship, University of California, Davis.
- 2008. Dissertation Award, Institute for Governmental Affairs, University of California, Davis.
- 2008. Dissertation Fellowship, University of California, Davis.
- 2007. Dissertation Fellowship, University of California, Davis.
- 2005-06. J. William Fulbright Graduate Research Fellowship, United States Department of State.
- 2005-06. Dissertation Research Grant, University of California Pacific Rim Research Program.
- 2005. East Asian Studies Graduate Research Grant, University of California, Davis.
- 2004. Research Grant, Department of Sociology, University of California, Davis.
- 2004. High Pass on Qualifying Examination in the areas of Race & Ethnicity, and Community & Urban Sociology, University of California, Davis.
- 2001. Summer Research Fellowship, University of California, Davis.
- 2000-01. Graduate Fellowship, University of California, Davis.
- 2014. “Oaths, Tests, and Semi-Adapting: Testing Nikkeijin Loyalty in Japan.” Ins and Outs of Migration Conference. Institute for Multicultural Studies, Catholic University of Daegu. Daegu, South Korea. May 14, 2014.
- 2006. “Peruvian Parent Interventions into a Japanese School: Fighting Back at the Intersection of Race, Class, and Culture.” Aichi Prefectural University Symposium on Relations with Foreign Residents. Nagakute, Japan. October 15, 2006.
- 2006. “Peruvian Parent Interventions into a Japanese School: Fighting Back at the Intersection of Race, Class, and Culture.” Osaka City University Ethnic Community Research Colloquium. Osaka, Japan. October 7, 2006.
- 2006. “‘It Takes a Village to Raise a Child’: Paternalism and Education of Foreign Children and Parents in Tokai-chō, Japan.” Graduate Seminar in Sociology. Nagoya City University, Nagoya, Japan. July 5, 2006.
- 2006. “At the Back of the Class: Educating Peruvian Children in Tokai-chō, Japan.” Interdisciplinary Faculty Colloquium. Aichi Prefectural University, Nagakute, Japan. June 4, 2006.
- 2014. “Testing Immigrants’ Loyalty: Tensions in Parent-Teacher Relations in Japan.” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. San Francisco, USA. August 18, 2014.
- 2014. “Am I Japanese, Peruvian, or Both? The Ethnic Identity Formation of Second-Generation Peruvian Youth in Japan.” International Sociology Association World Congress. Yokohama, Japan. July 14, 2014.
- 2014 “What about Me Is Peruvian? Symbolic Ethnicity and the Ethnic Identity Formation of Second-Generation Peruvian Youth in Japan.” Asian Studies Conference Japan. Tokyo, Japan. June 21, 2014.
- 2012. “Who Am I Here? Lessons from Negotiating the Presentation of Self in Fieldwork in Japan.” Anthropology of Japan in Japan Annual Meeting. Kyoto, Japan. December 1.
- 2012. “Meet Me in the Middle: The Selective Assimilation of Peruvian Nikkei into a Cosmopolitan Middle Ground.” Anthropology of Japan in Japan Spring Workshop. Osaka, Japan. April 22, 2012.
- 2011. “Remedial Language Education and Citizenship: Examining the JSL Classroom as an Ethnic Project.” Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Seattle, USA. March 13, 2011.
- 2011. “Learning from Positionality: Contrasting Cases, Stereotype Threat, and Cultural Capital in Fieldwork in Japan.” Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Seattle, USA. March 11, 2011.
- 2010. “Passing It On: Immigrant Children, Japanese Schools, and the Reproduction of Inequality.” Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Oakland, USA. April 10, 2010.
- 2009. “Passing the Test: Questioning the Loyalty of Japanese-Peruvian Immigrants in the Ethnic Homeland.” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. San Francisco, USA. August 8, 2009.
- 2008. “Constructing Good and Bad Foreigners: Ethnic Identity Work by Peruvian Migrants in Central Japan.” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Boston, USA. August 4, 2008.
- 2007. “Ethnic Boundary Enforcers: Conceptualizing Japanese Teachers’ Treatment of Migrant Latino Parents.” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. New York, USA. August 13, 2007. A version of this paper also presented at: Cultural Typhoon Nagoya. Nagoya, Japan. June 30, 2007.
- 2006. “Peruvian Parent Interventions into a Japanese School: Fighting Back at the Intersection of Race, Class, and Culture.” Anthropology of Japan in Japan Annual Meeting. Tokyo, Japan. October 22, 2006.
- 2005. “Re-Constructing Japanese Identities: Ethnicity, Gender, and Heterogeneity in Japanese Sojourner Identity.” Interdisciplinary Graduate Symposium, University of California, Davis, USA. March 5, 2005.
- 2004. “Education Abroad and the Sojourning Experience: Re-Constructing Japanese Identities in America.” Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, USA. April 14, 2004.
- 2003. “‘I will always be Okinawan’: The Rise of Ethnic Identity for Okinawan Sojourners in America.” California Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Berkeley, USA. Nov 7, 2003.
- 2016. Session on Ethnicity, Migrants, and Identity. Chicago Ethnography Conference. April 20, 2016.
- 2008. Session on Making Boundaries, Place and Policies. Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Portland, USA. April 12, 2008.
College of DuPage (2015-present)
- Introduction to Sociology
- Introduction to Sociology (Learning Community Course connected to courses in Anthropology, Geography, and Homeland Security, themed on Immigration in a Post-9/11 World)
- Racial and Ethnic Relations
Ritsumeikan University (2011-2015)
- Contemporary Japan: Youth Insecurity and Precarity
- Global Studies Seminar: Imagined Communities
- International Migration
- International Sociology
- Introduction to Sociology
- Introductory Seminar
- Japanese Society: Diversity and Immigration
- Race and Ethnicity in the Modern World
- Race and Mass Media
- Race and Ethnicity in the United States (graduate course)
- Race, Ethnicity, and Skin Color in Global Perspective (graduate course)
University of California-Davis (2001-2011)
- As Lecturer/Associate Instructor (2008-2011):
- Capstone Course on Internship and Field Research
- Introduction to Sociology
- Race and Ethnic Relations
- Research Methods
- Sociological Theory
- As Teaching Assistant (2001-2008):
- Introduction to Sociology
- Race and Ethnic Relations
- Immigration and Opportunity
- Self and Society
- Sociological Theory
- Popular Culture
- Research Methods
Nagoya Bunri Junior College (now Nagoya Bunri University) (1995-1997)
- Introductory English
- 2003-04. Research Assistant for Bruce Haynes, University of California, Davis. Coded focus group interviews using ATLAS.ti qualitative data analysis software.
- 2002. Research Assistant for Xiaoling Shu, University of California, Davis. Analyzed statistical data.
- 2001. Research Analyst, California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. Sacramento, CA. Performed a survey of efficacy of training program for first responders to domestic violence calls.
- 1990-95. Research Coordinator, Older Adult and Family Research and Resource Center, Stanford University School of Medicine. Managed multiple multi-year research projects in geropsychology, including recruiting subjects, performing interviews and assessments in English and Spanish, managing databases, and coordinating a multi-site project developing a bilingual (Spanish-English) workshop for caregivers of family members with dementia.
SERVICE TO PROFESSION
- 2008-present. Manuscript and book reviewer for the journals Contemporary Sociology, Cross-Currents, International Journal of Japanese Sociology, International Migration, Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, Pacific Affairs, Race Ethnicity and Education, International Migration, Social Psychology Quarterly, Social Science Japan Journal, and Sociological Quarterly.
College of DuPage
- 2017-present. Latin American Studies Committee.
- 2016-present. Africa and African Diaspora Committee.
- 2016. Honorary Inductee and Guest Speaker for Alpha Mu Gamma Annual Induction. April 29, 2016.
- 2016. Speaker on “Immigrants, Robots, and Women: Population Challenges for 21st Century Japan,” Presenter of the documentary film Hafu for the 2016 Japan Symposium. March 8-9, 2016.
- 2015-present. Asia Committee.
- 2011-2015. Reviewer for the journal Ritsumeikan Annual Review of International Studies.
- 2011-2015. Undergraduate Admissions Committee.
University of California-Davis
- 2010. Keynote speaker, and discussant for session on Race, Ethnicity, and Social Relations, at annual, graduate student-organized Sociology Research and Development Conference. September 22, 2010.
- 2003-04. Sociology Department Computer and Library Utilization Committee.
- 2003-04. Sociology Department Graduate Student Professionalization Committee.
- 2002-03. Sociology Department Course Evaluation Review Committee.
- 2002. International Orientation Counselor for Services for International Students and Scholars.
- 2001-02. Co-Chair, Graduate Students in Sociology Association.
- 2016. Media interview on Japanese Peruvian migrations to Peru and Japan, with photojournalist Ann Wang. September 11, 2016.
- 2016. Media interview on immigrant communities in Japan, with New York Times Tokyo Bureau Chief Motoko Rich. July 20, 2016.
- 2016. Media interview on mixed-race African- and African-American Japanese in Japan, with journalist Damaso Reyes. April 2, 2016.
- 2015. Media interview on immigrant and refugee incorporation in Japan. “Få flyktingar välkomnas i Japan.” Göteborgs-Posten October 8. (http://www.gp.se/nyheter/varlden/1.2857928-fa-flyktingar-valkomnas-i-japan)
- 2015. Media interview on diversity and education in Japan. “Public schooling is a two-way street.” Japan Times July 1. (http://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2015/07/01/issues/public-schooling-two-way-street/)
- 2014. Media interview on race and the appeal of Japanese television programs in the West. “Programmes télé japonais: ‘Les spectateurs veulent voir des gens qui leur ressemblent.'” 20 Minutes, October 24, 2014. In print, “A l’étranger, la télé se fair saquer.” 20 Minutes, October 24, 2014, p. 26.
- 2014. Guest speaker at Walnut Creek Lions Club. Walnut Creek, USA.
- 2014. Participant in the Mixed Roots Japan Research Forum. Osaka University, Osaka, Japan.
- 2014. Radio interview in English on identity and citizenship in Japan for the program “Mix Roots Kansai,” on FMYY, 77.8 FM. Kobe, Japan.
- 2014. Participant in the Mixed Roots Japan Multicultural Community Workshop. Takatori Community Center, Kobe, and Osaka University, Osaka, Japan.
- 2013. Judge for Annual Recitation Contest for Elementary Pupils. West Japan Private Elementary School Association, Foreign Language Section. Nishinomiya, Japan.
- 2013. Media interview on use of social networking among Japanese youth for the French website Slate.fr. “Pourquoi Line, la messagerie instantanée, rend (vraiment) les Japonais fous,” October 11, 2013.
- 2010. Guest lecturer in Japanese class at Davis Senior High School. Davis, USA.
- 2006. Radio interview in Spanish on challenges facing foreign children in Japanese schools for the program “La Hora Latina,” on Aihoku Radio, 84.2 FM. Inuyama, Japan.
- Spanish: Speaking (fluent), Reading (fluent), Writing (fluent).
- Japanese: Speaking (advanced), Reading (good), Writing (good).
- American Sociological Association (Sections on Asia and Asian America, Racial and Ethnic Minorities, Community and Urban Sociology, and International Migration)
- Pacific Sociological Association
- Anthropology of Japan in Japan
- Nagoya Association for Multicultural Studies