Comprehensive Exam Reading List (Social Stratification)

As six months have been passed since I completed my comps in social stratification, I’m uploading my reading list here, for those who are interested. Please note that this reading list does not necessarily represent the whole field of social stratification. The reading list is tailored to my research interests.

社会階層論のコンプス(総合試験)を終えてから約半年が経ったので、関心のある人向けにリーディングリストをこちらにアップロードしてみました。ちなみに、このリーディングリストは、私の研究分野に合わせて作られており、必ずしも社会階層論全体を代表しているわけではないのでご注意ください。

Report Meeting of the “niji VOICE 2018” Survey

On Sunday, December 16, I will be presenting the results of “niji VOICE 2018” (A Web Survey on LGBT Issues and the Workplace Environment) at the Report Meeting of the “niji VOICE 2018” Survey, cosponsored by the Center for Gender Studies at International Christian University and the nonprofit organization Nijiiro Diversity.

12月16日(日)に、国際基督教大学ジェンダー研究センターおよび特定非営利活動法人虹色ダイバーシティ共催の「LGBTと職場環境に関するWebアンケート調査 niji VOICE 2018 〜LGBTも働きやすい職場づくり、生きやすい社会づくりのための『声』集め〜 報告会」にて、「niji VOICE 2018」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!

Research Fellow of the Center for Gender Studies at International Christian University

As of September 1, I have been appointed as a Research Fellow of the Center for Gender Studies at International Christian University. Although I have already been involved in a collaborative research between the nonprofit organization Nijiiro Diversity and the Center for Gender Studies at International Christian University as a Research Member since October 2013, I am excited to continue working on the analysis of “niji VOICE” (Web Surveys on LGBT Issues and the Workplace Environment)!

このたび9月1日付けで、国際基督教大学ジェンダー研究センター研究員として任用されました。すでに2013年10月以来、特定非営利活動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の共同研究に研究メンバーとして関わっていましたが、今後も「niji VOICE」(LGBTと職場環境に関するWebアンケート調査)の分析に取り組むことを楽しみにしています!

Upcoming Presentation at PAA 2018

On Thursday, April 27, Brian Serafini will be presenting our joint work “Beyond the Urban Core: Examining Variation in Divorce Filing Rates Across the Rural-Urban Continuum” at the upcoming annual meeting of the Population Association of America. This paper is co-authored by Brian Serafini, Julie Brines, and Daiki Hiramori.

Title: Beyond the Urban Core: Examining Variation in Divorce Filing Rates Across the Rural-Urban Continuum

Abstract: Recent evidence has documented a rural-urban convergence in divorce rates, challenging the notion that marriage is more fragile in large metropolitan centers. Little research, however, has examined the correlates of divorce in non-metropolitan regions. We test whether county-level divorce filing rates vary along a continuum that captures rural-urban integration. We also test whether regional variation in divorce filing rates is a function of economic restructuring and “casualized” family relations, levels of religious conservatism and early family formation, or the flow of information and social capital between counties. Using 15 years of monthly data on divorce filings in Washington State, Minnesota, and Ohio, we find evidence that divorce filing rates are contingent on the extent that a county is integrated in metropolitan regions. However, how any why metropolitan integration affects county-level divorce filing rates depends largely on state of residence and whether or not the divorce involved young children.

New Paper Published in Labour Research

My paper titled, “What Do Sexual/Gender Minority-Supportive Workplaces Look Like? Findings from the ‘Survey on LGBT Issues in the Workplace Environment'” has been published in the 561st issue of Labour Research.

このたび、『労働調査』2017年3月号に「性的マイノリティが働きやすい職場とは?――『LGBTに関する職場環境アンケート』の分析結果から」という論文が掲載されました。ぜひご覧ください!