Speaker: Hilary Holbrow, Indiana University
Hilary J. Holbrow is Assistant Professor of Japanese Politics and Society in the Hamilton Lugar School for Global and International Studies at Indiana University Bloomington. A sociologist by training, her scholarship examines social and economic inequality, work and organizations, immigration, and the intersections of gender, race, and ethnicity. She is an International Research Fellow at the Canon Institute for Global Studies in Tokyo, an Associate in Research at Harvard’s Reischauer Institute, and a member of the US-Japan Network for the Future.
Dr. Holbrow is currently completing a book on gender and ethnic inequality in Japanese white-collar workplaces. In it she explores how status hierarchies evolve in response to changing economic and social conditions, and specifically whether Japanese women and immigrants will be able to achieve greater parity with Japanese men as Japan’s population declines. Her research has been published in journals that include International Migration Review, Work and Occupations, and Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.