Chika Shinohara is an assistant professor at the Department of Sociology, Momoyama Gakuin University in Osaka, JAPAN. As a member of the Japan Sociological Society (JSS), she is working for the Local Organizing Committee of the 2014 World Congress of the International Sociological Association (ISA) in Yokohama, JAPAN.
Chika's book review on Love Sick Japan has been published in Law & Society Review (2013). Her co-edited special volume, Social Stratification Studies in East Asia from the Asian Journal of Social Science (39(1), 2011), with Koichi Hasegawa includes "Inequalities and Disparities in Globalised Asia". Her recent publications include "Global Pressure, Local Results: The Impact of CEDAW on Working Women in Japan" (Journal of Workplace Rights 13(4), 2009) and "Gender and the Great War: Tsuda Umeko's Role in Institutionalizing Women's Education in Japan" (forthcoming in 2014).
Growing legal consciousness in globalizing society is Chika's research interest. She has started new research projects on health issues in globalization, specifically investigating 1) dieting and weight loss and 2) health care workers from Southeast Asia to Japan. The care worker project is funded by the Center of Social Welfare Promotion and National Examination, JAPAN (2012) and Japan Center for the Economic Research (2013).
Chika collaborates with Christopher Uggen at the University of Minnesota on "Sexual Harassment Comes of Age: A Comparative Analysis of the United States and Japan"(The Sociological Quarterly 50, 2009) and "Sexual Harassment: The Emergence of Legal Consciousness in Japan and the US"(The Asia-Pacific Journal Vol. 31-2-09, 2009). And with Koichi Hasegawa at Tohoku University and Jeffrey P. Broadbent at the University of Minnesota, she wrote "The Effect of 'Social Expectation' on the Development of Civil Society in Japan" (Journal of Civil Society 2007).
This spring semester Chika lectures Contemporary Sociology (4 credits) and International Sociology (2 credits) courses.