Introduction

Welcome! You have reached the website for Daiki Hiramori. I am currently a graduate student in the Department of Sociology and a research assistant at the Center for Evaluation and Research for STEM Equity at the University of Washington. This site contains various information about my current research projects and other activities. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Here is my UW profile page.

ようこそ!こちらは平森大規のウェブサイトです。現在、ワシントン大学大学院社会学研究科で大学院生およびワシントン大学STEM公正評価研究センターで研究助手をしています。このサイトでは、現在の研究プロジェクトやその他の活動に関するさまざまな情報を掲載しております。何かご質問等ございましたら、どうぞお気軽にお問い合わせください。なお、ワシントン大学内の公式プロフィールページはこちら、日本語ページはこちらです。

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Upcoming Presentation at PAA (Part 2)

Next month, I’m attending the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America to present my poster “Social-Institutional Structures That Matter: An Exploratory Analysis of Sexual/Gender Minority Status and Income in Japan.” This work is based on my Master’s Thesis, and I’m currently rewriting it for publication.

Title: Social-Institutional Structures That Matter: An Exploratory Analysis of Sexual/Gender Minority Status and Income in Japan

Abstract: While most previous studies examining the effects of sexual orientation on earnings rely on lesbian women, gay men, and their heterosexual counterparts in Western societies, this paper argues that focusing on different stratification processes within sexual/gender minorities as well as social-institutional structures of a society is indispensable to the study of sexuality stratification. Using the LGBT Workplace Environment Survey 2015, this study explores the association between sexual/gender minority status and income in Japan. The results show that there is a negative association between being a sexual/gender minority and income among both designated females at birth and designated males at birth. The results suggesting the lesbian premium found in Western economies are not observed in Japan. In addition, the findings indicate that the processes through which sexuality stratification operates depend on various categories of sexual/gender minorities such as lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual, transgender, and a local transgender category in Japan “X-gender.”

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Upcoming Presentation at PAA (Part 1)

On Thursday, April 27th, Brian Serafini will be presenting our joint work “Beyond the Urban Core: How Place, Conservative Protestantism and Precarity Affect Divorce Filing Rates” at the upcoming annual meeting of the Population Association of America. This paper is coauthored by Brian Serafini, Julie Brines, and Daiki Hiramori.

Title: Beyond the Urban Core: How Place, Conservative Protestantism and Precarity Affect Divorce Filing Rates

Abstract: Why are divorce rates in non-metropolitan areas within the U.S. approaching those of the urban core? Recent evidence suggests that non-urban regions exhibit higher rates of conservative Protestantism, encouraging early transitions into marriage and childbearing that elevate the risk of divorce. Other work suggests that non-metropolitan regions have suffered acute declines in labor force attachment among less-educated workers, accompanied by a “casualization” of family relations that may jeopardize marital stability. Using 15 years of monthly data on county divorce filings in Washington State, we examine both perspectives. We find that less “metropolitan” counties tend to have higher divorce rates, but that higher rates of evangelical Protestantism explain this finding only for divorces not involving young children. County-level measures of educational attainment and manufacturing employment affect filing rates in ways consistent with the “casualization” hypothesis, but among couples with children, these factors do not explain persistently-higher divorce rates in non-metropolitan counties.

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Upcoming Presentation: Possibilities of Queer and Feminist Methodologies in Quantitative Research

On June 12, I will be presenting “Possibilities of Queer and Feminist Methodologies in Quantitative Research: Findings from the ‘LGBT Workplace Environment Survey 2015’” at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of Japan (PAJ). The panel session “Sexual Minorities in Population Studies: Current State of Research in Japan” is the first session on sexual minorities at PAJ, so I’m very excited to give my presentation.

6月12日の日本人口学会にて「計量研究におけるクィア・フェミニスト方法論の可能性――『LGBT職場環境アンケート 2015』の分析結果から」という報告を行うことになりました。今回報告を行う企画セッション「セクシュアル・マイノリティに関する人口学的研究―日本における研究動向の今―」は日本人口学会初のセクシュアル・マイノリティに関するセッションということで、とても楽しみにしています。

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Report Meeting of the LGBT Workplace Environment Survey Covered by NHK News

NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) News at 6 pm on September 5 covered the report meeting of the LGBT Workplace Environment Survey, and I got interviewed as well.
I made a comment and said, “The survey indicated that many sexual minority people felt that unintentional language and behavior from their colleagues at the workplace was discriminatory, even when it was not directed toward themselves directly. Companies should create a friendly workplace on the premise that there are a certain number of sexual minority people.”

9月5日午後6時からのNHKニュースでLGBT職場環境アンケート報告会が取り上げられ、取材も受けました。
インタビューでは、「直接本人に向けられたものではなくても、職場の同僚の何気ない言動が差別的だと感じる当事者が多いことが分かった。企業は一定の割合で当事者がいるという前提で働きやすい職場を作ってほしい」とコメントしました。ウェブ上に記事も掲載されていますので、こちらよりご覧ください。ニュースで放送された映像も同サイトから見ることができます。

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Report Meeting of the LGBT Workplace Environment Survey 2015

On Saturday, September 5, I will be presenting the results of the ”LGBT Workplace Environment Survey 2015″ as a data commentator in the “Report Meeting of the LGBT Workplace Environment Survey: The Power of Data for the Improvement of the Workplace Environment in Tokyo 2015,” cosponsored by the non-profit organization Nijiiro Diversity and the Center for Gender Studies at International Christian University.

9月5日(土)に、NPO法人虹色ダイバーシティおよび国際基督教大学ジェンダー研究センター共催の「LGBT職場環境アンケート報告会〜データを職場環境改善のチカラに in 東京 2015〜」にて、データ解説担当として「LGBT職場環境アンケート 2015」の調査報告を行います。詳細はこちらのリンク先をご覧ください。みなさまのご参加をお待ちしております!

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New Article Published in Gender and Sexuality

My first peer-reviewed journal article was published in the 10th issue of Gender and Sexuality: Journal of the Center for Gender Studies, ICU. The 10th issue of Gender and Sexuality can be downloaded here.

Abstract: This research analyzes the effect of being a sexual and/or gender minority on income, and the effect of discriminatory language and behavior toward sexual and gender minorities in the workplace on willingness to continue working. Utilizing the “Survey on LGBT Issues in the Workplace Environment 2014” conducted by Nijiiro Diversity, a nonprofit organization, the multiple regression analyses reveal that being a minority in terms of sexual orientation and being a transgender individual have effects on income, without control variables. With control variables, the association between income and identifying as lesbian or gay, identifying as bisexual when gender at birth was male, or being a transgender individual whose gender at birth was female became insignificant. However, even after controlling other variables, being a bisexual whose gender at birth was female, being a transgender whose assigned gender at birth was male, and possessing other sexual orientations had negative effects on income. This suggests that economic discrimination against sexual and gender minorities affects various categories of sexual and gender minorities differently. Further, findings indicate that the existence of discriminatory language and behavior toward sexual and gender minorities in the workplace has a negative effect on willingness to continue working. As this paper used a web survey, the conclusions should not be overgeneralized.

Keywords: LGBT, workplace discrimination, income, willingness to continue working, Japan

このたび拙論文が、国際基督教大学ジェンダー研究センタージャーナル『ジェンダー&セクシュアリティ』第10号に掲載されました。ぜひご覧ください!『ジェンダー&セクシュアリティ』第10号はこちらからダウンロード可能です。

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Presentation at Naha Women’s Center Featured by Okinawa Times

The talk “Quantitative Research and Sexual/Gender Minorities” held at Naha Women’s Center on July 19 was featured by Okinawa Times.

7月19日に、なは女性センターで行ったトーク「計量調査と性的マイノリティ」の内容が沖縄タイムスに掲載されました。記事はこちらです。

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Quantitative Research and Sexual/Gender Minorities

On Saturday, July 19 at 1:30 p.m., I will give a talk titled “Quantitative Research and Sexual/Gender Minorities: Findings from the Experience of Participating in the Collaborative Research, ‘LGBT Workplace Environment Survey'” at Naha Women’s Center, Okinawa, Japan!

This talk will be delivered as a program within an event called “The 1st LGBT Youth Meeting” (hosted by Over The Rainbow, cosponsored by Rainbow Alliance Okinawa). I will speak about the significance of conducting quantitative research on sexual and gender minorities as well as the various problems arising from the research, based on my experience of participating in the collaborative research, “Survey on LGBT Issues in the Workplace Environment 2014” conducted by Nijiiro Diversity between February and March 2014. Also, I will share the summary of the results of the survey itself.

7月19日(土)13時30分から、沖縄県那覇市の、なは女性センターで「計量調査と性的マイノリティ:『LGBT職場環境アンケート』共同研究参加経験から見えてきたこと」というタイトルのトークをさせていただくことになりました!

第1回LGBT Youth Meeting ~十人十色の学校教育~」(主催:Over The Rainbow、共催:レインボーアライアンス沖縄)の中の1つの企画としてお話をさせていただきます。性的マイノリティについて計量調査を行うことの意義やその際に生じる様々な問題について、2014年2月〜3月まで虹色ダイバーシティが行った「LGBTに関する職場環境アンケート 2014」共同研究参加経験を踏まえつつ、お話できたらなと考えております。アンケートそのものの調査結果概要についてもみなさんと共有する予定です。ご関心のある方、ぜひご参加をお待ちしております。

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Report Meeting on the LGBT Workplace Environment Survey

On May 3, I participated as a guest presenter in the “Report Meeting on the LGBT Workplace Environment Survey: The Power of Data for the Improvement of the Workplace Environment” held by the non-profit organization Nijiiro Diversity at Tokyo Women’s Plaza.

5月3日に東京ウィメンズプラザで行われた、NPO法人虹色ダイバーシティによる「LGBT職場環境アンケート報告会 〜データを職場環境改善のチカラに〜」にゲスト報告者として参加してきました。報告会での配布資料が虹色ダイバーシティのホームページにアップされましたので、ぜひご覧ください!

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Graduate Program in Sociology at the University of Washington

I am very excited to enter the graduate program in sociology at the University of Washington. UW Sociology is one of the graduate schools that I really wanted to attend, and I am looking forward to meeting with people at UW in September!

ワシントン大学大学院(UW)の社会学研究科に入学することが決定し、とてもワクワクしています。UW社会学は最も行きたかった大学院の1つで、9月にUWの人々に会えるのを楽しみにしています!

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