Research Fellow


Bio :

Hiroko’s research focus is on men and masculinities in the family. At Sciences Po she investigates on men’s life risks, which is fully-funded by The AXA Research Fund. Hiroko’s PhD, at University of Cambridge, was on how men negotiate their sense of masculinity and family relations based on social anthropological approaches (2017).

She previously earned an M.A. at Harvard University, an MSc at University of Oxford. Before embarking academia, she had worked as a broadcaster for TV stations in Japan, including a major channel NHK in Tokyo. Her publications include ‘Grandfathering in Contemporary Japan: Altruistic and Self-Serving Means to Happiness’ in Wolfram Manzenreiter & Barbara Holthus (eds.), Happiness and Good Life in Japan, London: Routledge (2017), and ‘Caring for My Wife’s Parents? Reconciling Practices, Masculinity and Family Relations’, Intersection: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific.

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