“It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.”
—Conan Doyle, “A Scandal in Bohemia” in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
My research centers on queer and feminist studies with a focus on sexuality and gender stratification in Japan. At the same time, as a person who likes mathematical methods in the social sciences, one of my areas of interest includes quantitative methodology.
In particular, I am interested in studying the relationship between being a sexual/gender minority and various socioeconomic statuses, as well as public opinion on sexual/gender minorities. Another research interest includes the measurement of sexual/gender minority status for quantitative research. Currently, I am very interested in employing queer and feminist approaches to the quantitative study of sexual/gender minorities, and I seek to bridge the gap between queer and feminist theories and quantitative methodology, both of which I believe are indispensable to the research on sexuality and gender.
- Hiramori, Daiki. 2015. “Shokuba ni okeru Seiteki Mainoriti no Konnan: Shunyu oyobi Kinzoku Iyoku no Tahenryo Kaiseki” (Challenges of Sexual and Gender Minorities in the Workplace: Multivariate Analyses of Income and Willingness to Continue Working). Gender and Sexuality: Journal of the Center for Gender Studies, ICU 10:91-118.
Selected Research Experience
April 2018- (present)
-Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
- Research on the Transformation of Attitudes and Policies regarding Sexual Minorities, JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number 18H03652 (PI: Kazuya Kawaguchi). $430,300.
April 2016- (present)
-Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
- Demography of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: Constructing Research Bases in Japan, JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number 16H03709 (PI: Saori Kamano). $157,300.
October 2013- (present)
-Center for Gender Studies, International Christian University
- Collaborative research between non-profit organization Nijiiro Diversity and the Center for Gender Studies at International Christian University: Surveys on LGBT Issues in the Workplace Environment
Program Evaluation Experience
March 2017- (present)
-Center for Evaluation and Research for STEM Equity, University of Washington
- Internal Evaluator for the Pacific Northwest Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation
- Website: http://depts.washington.edu/cerse/