Visiting Scholars/Postdoctoral Fellow

Akiko Hashimoto, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar from University of Pittsburgh

Interests: 

Cultural and Power, Global and Comparative Sociology, Qualitative Methods, Cultural Trauma, Memory, and National Identity, War and Peace in Popular Cartoons, Aging, Family, and Policy, Media and Popular Culture, Japanes Culture and Society.

Projects:

My book, The Long Defeat: Cultural Trauma, Memory, and Identity in Japan (Oxford University press, 2015) explores the stakes of war memory in Japan after its catastrophic defeat in World War II. The book shows how and why defeat has become an indelible part of national collective life in Japan, especially in recent decades. Divisive war memories lie at the root of the contentious politics such as Japan's pacifist constitution and remilitarization, and fuel the frictions in East Asia know as Japan's "history problem." The Long Defeat has won the Scholarly Achievement Award of the North Central Sociological Association, and is now published also in Japanese and Chinese language editions. Prior to this project, I have also published three books in the area of aging, family, and policy.


Don Oh, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow

Areas of Interest: Stratification/mobility, education, labor market, race/ethnicity, immigration, Asian American studies, and quantitative methodology.

Don Oh is specialized in the areas of stratification/mobility, education, labor market, race/ethnicity, immigration, Asian American studies, and quantitative methodology. His research aims to examine the social structure behind inter- and intra-generational mobility. After receiving the Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), he completed his dissertation with honors at the University of Kansas. He is currently working as a postdoctoral associate for a CAREER project funded by NSF with Professor Dara Shifrer in the Department of Sociology at Portland State University. His work appears, among others, in Social Problems, Social Science Research, Population Research and Policy Review, Migration Studies, and Korean Journal of Sociology. To contact, email him at donoh@pdx.edu or visit https://byeongdonoh.com.