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New Visiting Fellow: Shinji Kojima (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University)

News from Sep 05, 2019

GEAS welcomes our new Visiting Fellow: Shinji Kojima, who will be staying with us from September 2019 to March 2020. 

Kojima is currently Associate Professor of Sociology at the College of Asia Pacific Studies at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacfici University. He received his PhD in Sociology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

His research focuses on issues of social inequality and stratification, globalisation, the sociology of work and social movements. In particular, his research examines how globalization shapes inequality, with a particular focus on employment issues faced by non-regular workers in Japan and East Asia generally.

His recent publications include "Why Do Temp Workers Work as Hard as They Do?: The Commitment and Suffering of Factory Temp Workers in Japan" (The Sociological Quarterly, 2015) and "Social Movement Unionism in Contemporary Japan: Coalitions Within and Across Political Boundaries" (Economic and Industrial Democracy, 2017).

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