Hiroko UMEGAKI

Research Fellow

OSC

Bio :

Hiroko Umegaki-Costantini is a research fellow at OSC and LIEPP, currently conducting a research project fully-funded by the European Commission, under Horizon 2020 Marie Curie actions, and previously holding a fellowship from The AXA Research Fund.

Her research addresses the nexus of family relations, gender and masculinity, and care for young and old family members. Motivated by gender inequalities, a main focus is on how gender permeates couples’ care practices in the family and how men’s involvement in care evolves over their life course, from care for children to ageing parents. As the pressures of elderly care risk divergent unequal health and care outcomes for family working carers, an important issue is how deploying technologies may reduce such inequalities amongst family carers. 

EDUCATION

Hiroko’s PhD, at University of Cambridge, was on how men negotiate their sense of masculinity and family relations. She previously earned an M.A. at Harvard University, an MSc at University of Oxford. Before embarking academia, she worked as a broadcaster for TV stations in Japan, including NHK, the major national channel.

TEACHING

Hiroko also teaches second year courses at Sciences Po, including Introduction to Japanese Society, which takes a socio-political perspective to understand contemporary Japan.



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